Capitol Region Education Council

School Notes Overview:

The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a summer pre-college program, offers talented high school students five weeks of intensive study in the arts at Wesleyan University, one of the country's most distinguished liberal arts colleges. CCY, a program of the Capitol Region Education Council and sponsored by and in collaboration with Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies Program and Wesleyan's Center for the Arts, emphasizes multicultural and interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking and leadership. Each class is designed to enhance students' problem-solving skills in music, theater, musical theater, technical theater, creative writing, dance, filmmaking, and visual arts, which includes pho.....

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School Overview:

County Middlesex County, CT
Program Name Center for Creative Youth
Program Type Intensive precollege experience in the arts
Number of Students 200 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 10 - 12
Ages Accepted Age 16 - Age 18
First Session Start Date June 26
First Session End Date July 30
First Program Weeks 5 weeks
Program Director Nancy Wolfe
Founding Year 1977
Application Date 3/8/2018
Summer School Type Residential

School Notes:

  • The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a summer pre-college program, offers talented high school students five weeks of intensive study in the arts at Wesleyan University, one of the country's most distinguished liberal arts colleges. CCY, a program of the Capitol Region Education Council and sponsored by and in collaboration with Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies Program and Wesleyan's Center for the Arts, emphasizes multicultural and interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking and leadership. Each class is designed to enhance students' problem-solving skills in music, theater, musical theater, technical theater, creative writing, dance, filmmaking, and visual arts, which includes photography.
  • Students participate daily in intensive major art form and interdisciplinary classes, culminating in performances and exhibits. Students leave CCY with a complete evaluation for inclusion in college recommendations and a portfolio of their work.
  • CREC provides ongoing professional development workshops for educators; school construction, operations and facilities services; cooperative purchasing and other business services; and education programs through nine interdistrict magnet schools, in the public school districts it serves and, as appropriate, in specialized settings for students with hearing impairments, special needs and a variety of other physical and behavioral challenges. In addition, CREC serves infants and their families through several preschool and care programs; and adults through innovative partnership programs that help develop real, job-ready skills now.
  • The Youth Learning & Employment Programs are designed to expose youth to career options, work readiness training, academic support and leadership opportunities. Working with youth development workers and teachers, youth identify educational requirements and practice employment skills that prepare them for success in the workforce.

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