A+ Schools of North Carolina is transforming education with the philosophy that the arts are fundamental to teaching and learning. A+ supports schools in several extraordinary ways:
Since 1995, A+ has transformed how schools approach their work. Our network of schools teaches the state’s mandated curriculum in a collaborative, multi-disciplined way, with the arts woven into every aspect of a child’s learning experience. Through professional development, technical support and mentoring, each A+ school develops a unique and creative school identity that elevates student engagement and student achievement.
Our staff collaborate with arts organizations and other partners in the field of education to support arts-based projects and strengthen arts-integrated practice. We customize professional development based on the unique needs of individual partners.
The A+ network includes schools of all grade levels in rural, suburban, and urban communities across the state, many of which have been A+ since the program began in 1995. Schools in the network benefit from peer learning, sharing experiences, resources, and ideas. As a collective, the network shapes the programs, services, and trainings that are provided by A+ Schools of North Carolina. There are currently 64 A+ schools in 37 North Carolina counties.
See our A+ network.