Annual open house

Willimantic - posted Nov, 30 2012

WILLIMANTIC- EASTCONN’s ACT, a public, performing-arts magnet high school, will hold an open house for prospective students for the 2013-2014 academic year on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m., in EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic. Prospective students and their families may attend a Q & A session with staff, current ACT students and ACT parents. Student work, representing each of ACT’s arts majors inacting, audio/video, creative writing and dance, will be displayed. ACT, which stands for Arts at the Capitol Theater, offers students in grades 9-12 a full-day high school program that focuses on both a rigorous core academic curriculum and different arts disciplines, taught by some of the area’s finest arts professionals. The school currently enrolls 140 students from 25 northeastern Connecticut towns. The Art Deco-design Capitol Theater includes two fully equipped theaters, a black box theater, a set shop, audio/video editing suites, classrooms, dance studios, a costume shop, office space, CAD (computer-aided drafting) lab, a café and an art gallery. Unique Art Deco-style furniture, fixtures and carpet designs in period colors are featured throughout the facility, which is located in busy, downtown Willimantic across from the public library and post office. Free parking is available on Main Street and in a public lot on adjacent Walnut Street. To learn more about the open house or the ACT school, contact ACT Principal Tracy Goodell Pelletier at 860-465-5636, or via e-mail at Applications are also available online at

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