Lois Cowles Harrison
Center for the Visual
and Performing Arts

Academic Calendar

Bell Schedule 2013/2014

7:00 a.m.                   – FIrst Bell
7:05 to 7:55 a.m.      – First Period
8:01 to 8:51 a.m.     – Second Period
8:57 to 9:47 a.m.     – Third Period
9:53 to 10:43 a.m.   – Fourth Period
10:49 to 12:09 p.m. – Fifth Period (A & B Lunch)
12:15 to 1:05 p.m.   – Sixth Period
1:11 to 2:01 p.m.     – Seventh Period

If you require any type of accommodation for an event sponsored by the Polk County School District, accomodation requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the event. To arrange accommodation, contact the School or department sponsoring the event. For assistance, contact the Office of Equity & Compliance in Human Resources Services at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or speech impaired, pleae contact the agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771.

Please note these important dates!

Senior Pictures Wednesday August 07, 2013 at 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Harrison Student Orientation Thursday August 15, 2013 at 07:00 PM

LHS Orientation Thursday August 15, 2013 at 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM

First Day of School for Students Monday August 19, 2013

Labor Day Holiday Monday September 02, 2013

Underclassmen Pictures Tuesday September 03, 2013

College Fair Tuesday September 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Senior Parent Meeting Thursday September 05, 2013 at 07:00 PM

Senior Picture Retakes Tuesday September 10, 2013

Student Holiday Monday September 16, 2013

Interim Report Thursday September 19, 2013

Student Early Dismissal Wednesday October 09, 2013

Harrison Parent Association Meeting Tuesday October 15 at 7:00 PM

Harrison Fall Dance Saturday October 19, 2013

Open House Tuesday October 22 at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Student Holiday Friday October 25, 2013

Report Cards Tuesday November 05, 2013

Harrison Parents Association Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Autumn Break Monday November 25, 2013 – Friday November 29, 2013

Student Early Dismissal Wednesday December 04, 2013

Interim Report Thursday December 05, 2013

Harrison Honor Society Induction Monday, December 9, 2013 at 07:00 PM

Harrison Parent Information Meeting Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Winter Holidays Sunday December 22, 2013 – Monday January 06, 2014

Students First Day after Winter Holidays Tuesday January 07, 2014

PSAT Night Tuesday January 07, 2014 at 07:00 PM

Final Exams – Fall Semester Wedenesday, January 15 – Thurday, January 16
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Student Holiday Friday January 17, 2014

Holiday Monday January 20, 2014

Harrison Parents Association Meeting  Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Financial Aid Night  Thursday January 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Report Cards Thursday January 30, 2014

Student Early Dismissal Wednesday February 05, 2014

Masquerade Ball Friday February 07, 2014 at 07:o0 PM – 11:00 PM

Holiday Monday February 17, 2014

Harrison Parents Association Meeting Tuesday February 18 at 7:00 PM

Interim Reports Thursday February 20, 2014

FCAT Writing Assessment Tuesday February 25, 2014 – Wednesday February 26, 2014

New Student Parent Meeting Monday March 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Harrison Prom Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Old Bartow Courthouse

Harrison Parents Association Meeting Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:00PM

Spring Break Monday March 24, 2014 – Friday March 28, 2014

Student Early Dismissal Wednesday April 09, 2014

FCAT Testing Monday April 14, 2014 – Friday April 25, 2014

Harrison Parents Association Meeting Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Report Cards Thursday April 17, 2014

Holiday Friday April 18, 2014

Student Early Dismissal Wednesday May 07, 2014

Interim Reports Thursday May 08, 2014

Undergraduate Awards Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Senior Exams Tuesday May 20, 2014 – Thursday May 22, 2014

Seniors’ Last Day Thursday May 22, 2014

Senior Exam Make Up Day Friday May 23, 2014

Holiday Monday May 26, 2014

Harrison Parents Association Annual Meeting Tuesday  May 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Senior Meeting Thursday May 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Senior Breakfast Thursday May 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM


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Fine Arts Series

The box office will open one hour and thirty minutes prior to curtain on the dates of the performances. The house will open approximately thirty minutes prior to curtain. If you purchase tickets at the box office, only cash and checks are accepted. Credit cards are only accepted on-line and not accepted at the box office. The box office does not accept cash denominations of $50 or more due to county policy. Harrison performance start promptly at 7:30 p.m. for evening performances and 2:00 p.m. for matinees regardless of a line at the box office window. If you wish to purchase tickets the day of the performance, please plan on arriving no later than 7:00 p.m. for evening performances and 1:30 p.m. for matinees in order to park, get tickets, and see the entire performance.

If you require any type of accommodation for an event sponsored by the Polk County School District, accomodation requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the event. To arrange accommodation, contact the School or department sponsoring the event. For assistance, contact the Office of Equity & Compliance in Human Resources Services at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or speech impaired, pleae contact the agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771.

Five, Visual Arts Exhibit and Reception Thursday October 03, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Exhibit: October 3 – October 31

Faculty/Student Showcase Thursday October 03, 2013 at 07:30 PM

Chorus Concert Thursday October 17 at 7:30 PM

Fall Jazz Concert Thursday October 24, 2013 at 07:30 PM

Beauty and the Beast Thursday November 07, 2013 – Saturday November 09, 2013 at 07:30 PM

Outside of Ourselves, Visual Art Exhibit and Reception Friday November 08, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Exhibit: November 8 – December 6

Beauty and the Beast Sunday November 10, 2013 at 02:00 PM

Fall Piano Concert Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 07:30 PM

Symphony Orchestra Thursday November 21, 2013 at 07:30 PM

Music of the Season Thursday December 12, 2013 – Friday December 13, 2013 at 07:30 PM

Square Foot, 8th Grade Invitational and Seasonal Sensations Visual Arts Exhibit and Reception Friday December 13 at 5:00 PM
Exhibit: December 13 – January 17

Guitar Concert Tuesday December 17, 2013 at 07:30 PM

String Orchestra Concert with Beyond the Chamber  Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Cross Currents, Visual Arts Exhibit and Reception  Thursday January 23 2014 at 06:00 PM
Exhibit: January 23 – February 21

Visual Arts Senior Showcase at Polk Museum of Art  Friday January 24 at 06:00 PM

Sister Cities, Visual Arts  Exhibit and Reception Friday February 28, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Exhibit: February 28 – April 4

Grease Friday February 28, 2014 – Saturday March 01, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Grease Sunday March 02, 2014 at 02:00 PM

Choral Chamber Concert Tuesday March 04, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Guitar Concert with Andrew York Thursday March 6, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Roll Out the Red Carpet For Harrison: Celebrating Young Artists Saturday March 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM

Winds Ensemble Concert Thursday March 13. 2014 at 7:30 PM

Winter Dance Concert Wednesday, March 19 – Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 PM

Spring Piano Concert Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 07:30 PM

You Can’t Take it With You  Thursday April 10, 2014 – Saturday April 12, 2014 at 07:30 PM

You Can’t Take it With You  Sunday April 13, 2014 at 02:00 PM

Spring Guitar Concert Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM

Imaginations Real, Visual Arts Exhibit and Reception,  Friday April 25, 2013 at 06:00 PM

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Harrison News

Sponsors

2013 - 2014 Annual Giving

SIGNATURE SPONSOR (5000+)

  • Lois Cowles Harrison
  • Brighthouse Networks
  • PRESENTING SPONSOR (3500+)

    MAJOR SPONSOR (2000+)

  • The Hilda Sutton and William D. Blanton Charitable Foundation
  • Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen
  • SUPPORTING SPONSOR (1000+)

  • Dr. Gustavo Fuentes
  • Mary Lyn Ballantine
  • J.D. and Kelly Lineberger
  • Craig, Shy and Sabrina Morby
  • Jim and Laura Verplanck
  • Robert M. Darby
  • The Glenn W. & Hazelle Paxson Morrison Foundation
  • The Jean Family
  • Jim and Sherry Pittman
  • Hunt and Mary Berryman
  • EVENT SPONSOR (500+)

  • Robert Lee
  • Victoria Earle
  • Inquire about becoming a sponsor!

    In addition to sponsorship opportunities there are other ways you can help:

    • Join the Harrison Parents’ Association (HPA) and volunteer for your child's program/department.
    • Get involved in the (HPA) Annual Fundraiser: Roll Out the Red Carpet for Harrison.
    • Give to the Harrison Annual Giving Fund, made payable directly to the school.
    • Consider a contribution to the Harrison Endowment within the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland.
    Email us to learn more.  

    Harrison School for the Arts is re-opening the audition process for the following departments:

    Theatre Tech
    Motion Picture Arts

    Piano
    Guitar

    Creative Writing (incoming 10th/11th/12th ONLY)

    Depending on the number of students who audition in this round of auditions, the student may be accepted immediately for 2014 -15 enrollment or may be placed on a waiting list. Please click here for the required audition application.

     

    Better Artists, Better Students, Better People

    The Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts represents the finest in arts-education in Polk County. In addition to student and public spaces, a 95,000 square-foot expansion completed in 2008 has technologically-advanced stages, studios, and classrooms. The multi-million dollar complex provides necessary enhancements of existing programs and space for future expansion, as well as potential for the addition of new programs.

    Harrison is a public school of choice with enrollment by audition only. Past graduates have attended such prestigious post-secondary institutions as Harvard University, The Juilliard School, The Cooper Union, Eastman School of Music, Southern Methodist University, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, DePaul University, and Princeton to name just a few. Harrison alumni have gone on to star in major Broadway productions, be featured on network television programs, pursue roles in professional dance companies, and be successful practicing visual artists.

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