The Academy has academic coursework from 8:30AM-1:20PM (six, 45-minute periods of which one is lunch). Students then study exclusively in their arts discipline from 1:30PM – 4:30PM. Students are often at The Academy until 6 p.m. because of rehearsals or by choice! Families often wonder how this compares with a more traditional high school day. We tell them the academic portion of the day includes all of the core academic courses minus electives like PE and shop, and the afternoon is a three-hour immersion in the student's respective arts discipline.