TIMELINE

This video, created to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of A+, provides a quick overview of the timeline of A+ and how it has grown since its inception in North Carolina in 1995.

A+ Schools of North Carolina reinvigorated by North Carolina Arts Council


Arkansas A+ Schools reinvigorated by Thea Foundation in support of Oklahoma A+ Schools

NATIONAL A+ SCHOOLS TIMELINE

Oklahoma A+ Schools initiated with support of A+ Schools of North Carolina

"Tilling the Soil” – The idea and creation of the A+ Schools

North Carolina A+ Schools program evaluation released - "The Arts and Education Reform: Lessons from a Four-Year Evaluation of the A+ Schools Program", a seven part evaluation report and executive summary

1993

1995

2000

2001

2002

2003

2005

Michigan pilots two A+ schools with Support of A+ Schools of North Carolina


A+ Schools National Conference: "Frog Ballet:  The Art & Science of School Reform"

Iowa pilots one A+ school with the support of A+ Schools of North Carolina  

Kansas pilots A+ Schools with the support of Kansas Alliance for Arts Education and Oklahoma A+ Schools

A+ Schools celebrates 20 Years with a National Conference in Durham, NC

2010

National A+ Schools Consortium presentation at the White House for the National Endowment for the Arts, President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education
 

Louisiana A+ Schools initiated by George Rodrigue Foundation with support of Oklahoma A+ Schools

Texas pilots two A+ schools with the support of A+ Schools of North Carolina

Alabama pilots two A+ schools with the support of A+ Schools of North Carolina

2012

2015

2016

2017

2020

2019

A+ Schools begins in North Carolina with 25 urban, suburban and rural, PK-12th grade schools across the state

Arkansas A+ Schools initiated with support of A+ Schools of North Carolina

Formation of National A+ Consortium and Tri-State A+ Schools Network

South Dakota pilots two A+ schools with support of South Dakotans for the Arts and A+ Schools of North Carolina


A+ Essentials created by North Carolina A+ administrators, teachers, and Fellows

A+ Schools of North Carolina reinvigorated by North Carolina Arts Council


Arkansas A+ Schools reinvigorated by Thea Foundation in support of Oklahoma A+ Schools

A+ Schools will celebrate its 25th Anniversary

Africa A+ Schools initiated in Cape Town, South Africa with the support of Standard Bank and Oklahoma A+ Schools

Bern, Switzerland pilots one A+ school with the support of A+ Schools of North Carolina

 

A+ Essentials revised by NASC leadership and state A+ networks