Lois Cowles Harrison
Center for the Visual
and Performing Arts

Academic Calendar

Bell Schedule
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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!

Orientation – Thursday, August 20, 2015

First Day of School for Students – Monday, August 24, 2015

Class Meetings – Friday August 28, 2015

Senior Parent Meeting – Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Holiday (Labor Day)  – Monday, September 7, 2015

Senior Photos (Final) – Tuesday, September 8, 2015New

Underclassman Photos -Wednesday, September 9< 2015

Student Early Release – Wednesday, September 16, 2105

Interim Report – Thursday, September 24, 2015

Open House – Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Student Holiday ( Staff Development) – Monday, September 28, 2015

Photo Retakes – Tuesday, October 6, 2015

PSAT – Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day) – Monday, October 19, 2015

Harrison National Honor Society Induction – 7:00 p.m.

Report Cards – Tuesday, November 10, 2015

School Holiday (Veteran’s Day) – Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Student Early Release – Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holidays ( Thanksgiving) – Monday, November 23 – Friday, November 27, 2015

Interim Reports – Thursday, December 10, 2015

HSA Informational Meeting – December 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Winter Break – Monday, December 21, 2015 – Friday, January 1, 2016

PSAT Night – January 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

School Holiday ( Dr. Martin Luther King Day) -Monday, January 18, 2016

Financial Aide Night – Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day) – Monday, January 25, 2016

Harrison Auditions – January 26 – 29, 2016 and February 1 – 5, 2016

Report Cards – Thursday, February 4, 2016

School Holiday (President’s Day) – Monday, February 15, 2016

Student Early Release – Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Staff Development Day – Friday, February 26, 2016

Interim Reports – Thursday, March 3, 2016

Spring Break – Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, 2016

New Student Orientation – Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Student Early Release – Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Report Cards – Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Interim Reports – Thursday, May 12, 2016

9th Grade Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

10th – 11th Grade Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7;30 p.m.

School Holiday (Memorial Day) – Monday, May 30,

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Fine Arts Series

September
17 • Eldar Piano Trio Concert
October
3 • Voices of The People Concert: Cello-bration
8 • Ingress/Egress, Art Reception*, 6 p.m.
8 • Faculty-Student Showcase
15 • Roland Dyens Guitar Concert
22 • Jazz Concert
27 • Guitar Concert
29 • Creative Writing Reading with Peter Meinke**
November
12 • @Identity, Art Reception*, 6 p.m.
12-15 • Fiddler on the Roof, 2 p.m. on Nov. 15
19 • Orchestra Concert
20 • Grayson Hugh Concert
December
10 • 8th-Grade Invitational, Art Reception*, 6 p.m.
11-12 • Dance Concert
17 • Music of the Season
20 • Chorale & Carillon @ Bok Tower, 7:30 p.m.
January
12 • Piano Concert
30 • Voices of the People Concert: Conversations
31 • Pinewood Rising Artists Series, Bok Tower, 5 p.m.
February
5-6 • SEU Revolution Film Festival
8 • Sister Cities Art Exhibit*, 6 p.m.
18 • Creative Writing Reading**
19 • Senior Visual Art Exhibit at PMoA, 6 p.m.
March
4 • Convergence, Art Reception*, 6 p.m.
4-6 • Crazy for You, 2 p.m. on March 6
8 • Choral Chamber Concert
12 • Red Carpet Gala, 7 p.m.
17 • Chamber Music Concert at FSC
31 • Wind Ensemble Concert
April
12 • Guitar Concert
14 • Piano Concert
15 • Prototype, Art Reception*, 6 p.m.
15-16 • Short-Film Showcase, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 16
17 • Pinewood Rising Artists Series, Bok Tower, 5 p.m.
22-24 • Radium Girls***, 2 p.m. on April 24
29-30 • Dance Concert
May
3 • Literary Magazine Presentation**
5 • Chorus Concert
12 • Orchestra Concert
19 • Jazz Concert
May-June 2016 • Clyde Butcher Exhibit*
*Harrison Art Gallery
**Harrison Film Theatre
***Harrison Black Box Theatre

 

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. Credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted on-line and 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.

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Fostering Creativity for a Lifetime

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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