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Arkansas A+ Schools

Arkansas A+ Schools is a research-based, whole-school network with a mission of nurturing creativity in every learner through an arts-integrated network. A+ Schools combine interdisciplinary teaching and daily arts instruction, offering students opportunities to develop creative, innovative ways of thinking, learning, and demonstrating knowledge.  In Arkansas A+ schools, teaching the state’s mandated curriculum involves a collaborative, multi-disciplined approach with the arts — dance/movement, theatre, music, creative writing, and visual arts —  continuously woven into every aspect of a child’s learning. 


Arkansas A+ Schools provides schools with ongoing professional development, an intricate network of support, and an active research component.  We coach schools through a process to create an educational environment that excites students about learning and produces better achievement.  We do this by preparing teachers and principals to think more creatively about how to present their curriculum in collaborative hands-on ways.


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