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A+ Principal Spotlight: Marcus Edge

A+ Principle Marcus Edge

Marcus Edge, the newest principal at Clarkton School of Discovery, has a special connection to his A+ middle school in Bladen County—he was a Clarkton student from 1997 to 2000!

A+ Schools of N.C. selects 12 new apprentice fellows

A+ fellows clapping and smiling during an exercise

A+ Schools of North Carolina provides high-quality professional development to A+ educators through skilled facilitators known as A+ Fellows. Every other year, a new cohort of Apprentice Fellows is selected following a comprehensive application and training process.

A+ Schools win national honors

Blue ribbon schools 2022

Two schools in the A+ network have recently received national honors. We congratulate each school’s staff and students on their exemplary work in building a creative and engaging learning environment that helps students enjoy school while achieving success.

Nearing their 30th Anniversary, A+ Schools Of North Carolina's philosophy is as Impactful as ever

A+ School children in the classroom

Since 1995, A+ Schools of North Carolina has transformed how schools approach teaching and learning. Each school in the network teaches the state’s mandated curriculum in a collaborative, multidisciplinary way, and weaves the arts into every aspect of a child’s learning experience.

A+ Schools Of North Carolina is recruiting A+ Fellows

A+ Schools of NC is recruiting new A+ Fellows

Are you interested in becoming a learning and contributing member of a diverse network of professionals? Do you have a collaborative spirit and the ability to facilitate large and small groups of adult learners?

Welcoming new A+ School leaders

A+ teacher in a classroom with their students

The new school year has begun, and A+ Schools of North Carolina is welcoming many new A+ leaders. At each A+ school, the principal and assistant principal are supported by an A+ Coordinator or A+ coordination team who help the principals advocate A+ philosophy and practice schoolwide and serve as a liaison between the school and the A+ office.

A+ Fellow Victoria Lightfoot wins Milken Award

A+ Fellow Victoria Lightfoot wins Milken Award

Victoria Lightfoot is a superstar educator. This past May, Victoria—a newly inducted A+ Fellow and an instructional coach at Millbrook Elementary, in Wake County—was awarded the Milken Educator Award. Known as the “Oscars” of teaching awards, this prestigious recognition comes with a $25,000 check, a trip to Los Angeles, and professional development support.

A+ Schools Educator Conference

A+ Educator Conference, August 3-4, 2022

Join A+ Schools of North Carolina for our new online A+ Educator Conference!
August 3 and 4, 2022 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time
There is something for everyone!

A+ Schools spotlight: great things are growing!

Teacher and student at Meadow View Elementary school

Our A+ schools cultivate engaging learning environments for students every day, and we love highlighting the creative work that is happening across the A+ network. Here are a few of the initiatives, projects, and lessons taking place in A+ schools. If you have interesting news from your A+ school, please contact us and let us know.

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Are you interested in becoming a learning and contributing member of a diverse network of professionals? Do you have a collaborative spirit and the ability to facilitate large and small groups of adult learners?