We believe that students achieve the greatest results when they have the freedom to discover and explore their creative interests.
Our students will participate in a robust arts and rigorous academic experience aimed at developing students’ self-confidence, creative expression, critical thinking, and communication skills.
While working in the arts, students are uniquely called upon to envision and set goals, determine methods to reach those goals, re-vision and re-work original ideas, work collaboratively, and develop self-discipline.
In utilizing the arts as a vehicle for investigation, problem solving and multi-modal learning, WSA provides an innovative educational environment.
WSA students will participate in weekly pull-out classes in the four primary arts areas: art, music, theatre, and dance. These classes will follow the North Carolina Arts Education Essential Standards, while also ensuring students develop a meaningful understanding of the social, historical, and multi-cultural significance of the arts throughout society.
The education plan for WSA includes curricula independently evaluated for alignment to college and career-ready standards that improve and deepen student learning. This includes the use of Wit and Wisdom for literacy and Zearn for mathematics: both programs encourage arts-based opportunities to enhance student mastery and lend support for creative expression.