A+ School of the Arts



The A+ Schools Program, supported by the N.C. Arts Council, integrates the arts into the core curriculum. Claxton and other A+ schools offer children opportunities to develop creative, innovative ways of thinking, learning, and showing what they know. Specifically, Claxton students enjoy:

  • Drama, dance, music, visual arts & creative writing woven into daily instruction
  • Arts assemblies featuring artists, storytellers, musicians, etc.
  • Artists-in-residence teaching in the classroom
  • After-School Arts classes taught by local artists
  • Arts-related field trips to local exhibits and performances
  • Weekly art, music, and drama classes
  • Student performance opportunities like choir and band concerts, plays, morning broadcast, artwork displays, & reader’s theatre
  • A.R.T.S. behavior expectations: Attentive, Responsible, Thoughtful, and Safe
  • Art garden, beautiful murals, and ongoing gardening projects

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