In A+ Schools, arts education is approached in three ways:
- through arts integration – bringing together arts and non-arts objectives to create hands-on, experiential, connected and meaningful learning experiences
- through pure arts education – developing understanding and comfort in the elements, principles, history, processes and works of each art form
- through arts exposure – creating opportunities for students and staff to experience artistic works and performances in both their school and their community
The YES staff has completed a week-long training in Raleigh; the first step in becoming an A+ school. Teachers in all grades and all subjects will be working to make connections with the arts in order to make learning more engaging and participatory.
There will opportunities throughout the school year to help parents learn more about learning through A+ and how they can help support student learning at YES.