The Academy is committed to ensuring the success of all students. We are proud of the vibrant community that we have developed over the past 25 years, that include parents, guardians and families as an integral part of maintaining a productive, successful school enivornment.
The school's policies and procedures are designed to facilitate this success. Parents should carefully review and adhere to the policies outlined in the STUDENT HANDBOOK.
Special Announcements and Schedule Changes
Often daily schedules change to accomodate matinee performances, guest artists, special workshops and/or assemblies at school. Whenever possible, these schedule changes are communicated to parents via letters sent home, by email, via phone message (robocalls), etc. Please feel free to contact the school directly if you have any questions. Academy Contacts
Power School for Parents
The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is committed to keeping parents and students informed of students' academic performance. The GHAA Parent Portal is an internet based program that allows you to check in on your child's academic achievement progress. We encourage you to make use of our Parent Portal to keep in touch with your child's achievement grades throughout the school year.
Parents/Guardians are mailed a user name and password at the beginning of the school year. If you have difficulty with your login or password please contact Ashlynn Abbott at email@example.com. For security reasons, a new password or ID will be mailed to the current home address on file. Please contact the subject area teacher with any questions regarding specific grades.
To view your child's achievement grades on-line using a working internet connection and any common internet browser. Type in the following information:
The web address (URL) is: http://powerschool.crec.org
Your Guardian/Parent Confidential logon ID
Your Guardian/Parent Password
You can view your child's progress by clicking on the grade for each class. As this is our initial implementation of the web Parent Portal, you may see different levels of information vary from class to class or teacher to teacher. In addition, since each student's progress is an ongoing average, grade percentages will change over the course of the marking period. Grades will be updated each Monday by 8:00 a.m.
The implementation of Parent Portal is limited to Non-Arts Academic classes. While you may view information regarding Arts classes, that information may not be updated or complete. Questions about Arts classes should be directed to your student's Arts Department Chair.
GHAA currently has a facebook page where you can receive updates on happenings at the Academy. Visit us on FB at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (Non-Profit).
Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association (PFAA)
Parents and alumni may participate in a very active Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association (PFAA). PFAA meetings are held monthly at the Academy. PFAA members work together to enhance the visibility of the Academy, to plan special events that generate revenue for the school, and to support the efforts of parents of artistically gifted students. To date, PFAA members have sponsored the annual Orientation for incoming students, a college financial aid workshop for parents, a field trip to the Performing and Visual Arts College Fair in Boston, and annual fundraisers. A monthly Parent Notes newsletter is mailed to all parents and sending school principals and superintendents.
PFA Officers 2011-12
Janis DiPinto (860) 655-3609
Lisa Orde (860) 965-4417
Secretary JoAnn Paez (860) 490-2066
Treasurer Pamela Simon (860) 233-6958
PFAA Website: academypfa.org
• GHAA PROGRAM OF STUDIES
• STUDENT HANDBOOK
• GHAA ACADEMIC CALENDAR