Last year, as part of the 2011 Annual Fund Drive, ASC raised an additional $1 million to return arts, science, history and heritage offerings to students and teachers in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). In addition to teacher and administrator development and in-classroom experiences, this initiative has allowed students in grades 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to go on field trips that were cut in recent years.
These field trip experiences represent a new partnership between ASC and CMS, and tie all experiences into the North Carolina Core Curriculum Standards. Field trips like the one featured below at Discovery Place allow students to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and make connections in real world settings. And it’s all thanks to our more than 23,000 generous donors.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO17VZmpDbU]
See an additional ASC supported 5th grade field trip to the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts here.