ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School Recruiting Students


Contact: Michael Hamad  860-455-1506

ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School

 Recruiting Students for Spring 2023 Semester and School Year 2023-2024

Willimantic, CT – EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school is currently accepting academically motivated, grade 9-12 students seeking intensive study in the performing arts.

Housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, ACT enrolls students from eastern Connecticut in its NEASC-accredited, interdisciplinary and arts-infused academic program. Students in grades 9-12 study with certified academic teachers and professional artists in a small, arts-focused learning community. Each grade is about 35 students, making ACT an intimate, focused, artistic learning environment.

ACT students select a pathway from among seven arts disciplines that include Acting, Creative Writing, Dance, Integrated Arts & Management, Media Arts, Music and Technical Theater (sets, lighting and costuming).

Students have daily creative experiences in ACT’s state-of-the-art facility that features a fully equipped theater, a scene shop, audio/video editing suites, dance studios and a costume shop.

A partnership with Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) allows qualified ACT upperclassmen to enroll in college classes and earn free college credits through the state university system while still attending ACT.

Students in all grade levels have the opportunity to participate in numerous professional-quality performances and showcase their artistic talents in competitions throughout the year.

In recent years, many ACT students have been recognized for their participation and excellence in Scholastic’s Art & Writing Awards contest, UConn’s Connecticut Writing Project, DMV-Travelers’ Teen Safe Driving Video Contest, the Quiet Corner Film Festival and other state and nationwide contests and competitions.

To enroll, students can visit for an application. Applications for the Spring 2023 semester will be accepted through Friday, December 23, 2022. Spring registrants will begin at ACT on Monday, January 23, 2023. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

EASTCONN, which administers ACT, is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut’s schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at



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