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    Vision for Comprehensive Arts Education in North Carolina

    In today's globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all school children. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy. Dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts, taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical to North Carolina's 21st century education.

    (Senate Bill 66: Comprehensive Arts Education Task Force, 2010)



    Music the sound of my heart in a heart. Music in our schools month.

    Click the heart image to view a message about Music in Our Schools Month from NC Superintendent Catherine Truitt.


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    Click the image to read more about the Arts ARE Education Campaign.


  • Dr. Rue Lee-Holmes, MT-BC

    Arts Education Coordinator

    Dr. Rue Lee-Holmes
    Email:  ruelh@sampson.k12.nc.us
    Phone:  910-594-1420 ext. 34743

      Comprehensive Arts Education