The arts for transformation

A+ Schools of North Carolina is a whole-school transformation model that views the arts as fundamental to teaching and learning. Our schools develop a creative culture in which the state's mandated curriculum is taught through collaboration and multi-discipline integration, with the arts continuously woven into every child's learning experience.

Established in North Carolina in 1995, A+ Schools is a signature program of the North Carolina Arts Council. A+ is the longest-running, arts-based whole-school reform model in the nation.

A+ Schools works with all types of schools - urban, rural, large, small, public, private and charter, pre-K through high school - to build creative, engaging teaching and learning environments.

Join us for A+ Talks, a monthly series of online, topic-based learning and application sessions designed especially for A+ educators and administrators.

Learn more about A+ U - online, self-paced professional development for A+ educators and administrators.

Learn about A+ Schools of NC, hear from A+ teachers and students, and discover what the A+ model might look like in your school.

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