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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.

A+ Fellows, who are leaders in the arts and in education, conduct professional development for A+ schools and partner organizations.

Read a message from the director with resources for A+ educators during COVID-19.

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



For more information, email us at aplusschools@ncdcr.gov.

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