At The Arts Based School, our goal is to create an innovative, inspiring school to serve families in our community. We are concerned with the total development of each student and believe that it is our responsibility to address the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of all our students throughout each school day. This holistic approach to educating our students is designed to help them develop into healthy and well-rounded individuals who enjoy life and learning.

The elementary school curriculum reflects our mission belief that every child can and will succeed in ways that reflect his or her own aptitudes and interests.

Integrated Thematic Units
At ABS, while we certainly teach isolated skills, we strive to continuously give students meaningful and purposeful opportunities to use those newly learned skills. All students at all grade levels are always participating in multi-disciplinary, integrated units of study that give the students an opportunity to participate in meaningful, purposeful and relevant studies. Rather than memorizing isolated facts, students will ponder and reflect upon big ideas that truly matter in the larger picture of life. For every unit, there are one or two of the core commonalities studied as threads that tie our learning together.

Report Card
At ABS we are extremely proud of our commitment to our students. We are dedicated to creating an environment that cultivates and nourishes lifelong learners. Although we teach the genre of test taking we are committed to a more holistic approach to teaching and learning. Although our students do very well on standardized tests there are multiple components of our curriculum and instruction than are not reflected on state tests.

We invite you to review the state report card data for that comparison: School performance grade (En Español) and Read to Achieve.
 

The Arts Based School (34G)

2015–16

Read to Achieve Grades 1 and 2

End-of-Year Results

G.S. §115C-83.10 requires “each local board of education to publish
annually on a Web site maintained by that local school administrative unit
and to report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September
1
of each year the following information on the prior school year:”

Note: The denominator for calculating the required percentages for Rows 1, 2, 3, and 4 is all students in membership at grade 1 and at grade 2 for end-of-year TRC assessments.

Number of Students

Percentage

1

The number and percentage of first grade students demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level.

32

52.5%

2

The number and percentage of first grade students not demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level.

29

47.5%

3

The number and percentage of second grade students demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level.

43

72.9%

4

The number and percentage of second grade students not demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level.

16

27.1%

 

Note: Privacy laws dictate that any group with less than 10 students, the specific number and percentage should not be given. Therefore, if the number is less than 10 students, schools should use an asterisk (*) to represent less than 10 students and the percentages. An * indicates that the student population number and percentage is too small to report the value. The percentage and number of students are not shown if the percentage is greater than 95 percent (˃95) or less than 5 percent (<5).