For the past six years, The Learning Center! Charter School has turned what was originally a two-day event into a year-long celebration of the “Academics & The Arts.”
For the last two of those six years, the emphasis has included year-round, cross-curriculum activities combining art and academics. Students create a wide variety of art, music and creative writing, in addition to using tools for projects and conducting science experiments. The end-game is designed to stretch their minds, senses and creativity to its limits.
The school’s “Academics & The Arts” program features talent from the area’s best artists and hands-on demonstrations for the students.
The annual event is supported in part by The Jackie Ward Foundation to promote Academics and the Arts at the school and promote interaction with and opportunities for the community.
The semester’s events culminated with an awards day recognizing an in-house regional writing contest for 2nd-5th, and a middle-school writing contest held by the Ridgeline Literary Alliance and Young Writer’s of Western North Carolina. The school also held an art contest organized by teacher Carrie Dyer for kindergarten though 5th graders.