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At The Arts Based School, our approach to teaching and childhood development is designed to support all children. We deliver a rigorous academic program, following the NC Standard Course of Study, integrated deeply with the arts: music, dance, visual art, and theater. Our curriculum is inherently interdisciplinary and project-based, with culminating experiences of exceptional depth and scope at every grade level. We believe that the arts are innately powerful forms of learning and self-expression for all children.

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Remote Learning 101

9/3/20 - Our goal with remote learning is to deliver the NC Standard Course of Study to support students’ continued progress in his/her education, while maintaining our commitment to relationship-building and community. Here is a review of the basics!
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How We Do It and Why

8/27/20 - “We might be by ourselves in our own box, but we are still connected to everyone else.” - Jan Adams, ABS Dance Teacher, during Zoom classes.
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School ReOpening Plans

7/30/20 - The ABS Board of Directors convened a special meeting this week to consider a motion to begin the 2020-21 school year in Remote Learning for the first 9 weeks. The motion passed, so ABS will begin the year with remote learning.
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Special Visits

7/16/20 - A Special Visit is simply an opportunity for your child to meet his or her teacher in a familiar setting, a chance to learn a bit about the class and what to expect in the coming school year. This year’s scheduled days for Special Visits are August 13 and 14, 2020. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you to schedule a 15-20 minute appointment in early August.
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Approved 2020-21 School Calendar

7/9/20 - Our first day for students is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19. We anticipate all schools, including ABS, will be operating with new procedures and policies as required by State and local health officials.

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