EASTCONN Where Learning Comes to Life

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EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school, housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, enrolls students seeking intensive study in the performing arts. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Highly qualified teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut.

EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school, housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, enrolls students seeking intensive study in the performing arts. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Areas of artistic study include: Acting/Vocal Performance, Audio/Video Production, Creative Writing, Theater Production (set design, lighting design and costuming) and Dance. Highly qualified teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut.

ACT Latest News

  • Bus Schedule for 2018-2019
  • ACT Teacher Selected for Institute at The National Gallery of Art
    English and Creative Writing teacher Stacy Vocasek was one of only 52 participants selected to take part in the 2018 National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute.
  • Slots Remain for 2018-19 at ACT Magnet High School
    EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school has a limited number of seats remaining for grade 9-12 students seeking intensive study in the performing arts.
  • Summer Reading Lists
    ACT's 2018 Summer Reading List is now available! Remember, students must read at least one novel from the list and fill out the form to give to your English teacher this fall. Thank you and Happy Reading! Summer Reading List 
  • ACT Students Produce Police Recruitment Video
    At a film screening on Wed., June 13, 2018, EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater Community Video Production Class released a recruitment video they produced for the Willimantic Police Department.  In partnership with police department, students spent a year gathering footage of officers in action and highlighting specialty positions within…
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Arts at the Capitol Theater
896 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226
860-465-5636