Transforming Curriculum through the Arts
What is an A+ School
Since 1995, A+ Schools has been using the arts as a catalyst for creating connections and making school an engaging, meaningful, and enjoyable place to teach and learn. A+ evaluators have consistently found that A+ Schools have been able to respond to accountability standards in both effective and creative ways, meeting standards in N.C.'s high-stakes testing program without narrowing the curriculum by deeply integrating the arts into instruction.
How Will We Use Art?
SABA arts education will be actively and enthusiastically approached by having students engage with art in all of its forms- visual arts, dance, drama, music and creative writing via:
Arts Integration - bringing together tarts and the non-arts objectives to create hands-on, experiential, connected and meaningful learning experiences.
Arts Education - developing an understanding and comfort in the elements, principles, history, processes and works of each art form.
Arts Exposure - creating opportunities for students and staff to experience artistic works, performances and careers both in the school and in the community.
How Do the Arts Benefit the Students?
Students experience real-world applications of their studies making their own connections across disciplines. They are also presented with opportunities to become more curious about their world, develop the tools for seeing connections among subjects and ideas, and are better prepared for their future.