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A.C. Moore Elementary awarded Arts in Basic Curriculum recertification

A.C. Moore Elementary School has been recertified as an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) School by the Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Institute. The certification is awarded to schools that show exemplary efforts in providing quality, comprehensive arts education to students.

According to the ABC Institute, a school must apply to be certified or recertified. During the certification process, a school must successfully demonstrate the priority to arts education as a means to student development through its philosophical commitments. The certification lasts three years and schools must reapply to maintain it.

Once a school becomes certified, the school can apply for the South Carolina

Arts Commission’s ABC Advancement Grant. The funds from the grant will support a school’s commitment to equitable access to quality arts education.

“Being an ABC-certified school is vital to A.C. Moore Elementary because it allows us to fulfill our arts integration/ infusion vision of exposing students to the world of the arts on a daily basis,” said Principal LaQuana Aldridge. “We want our Bobcats to be well-rounded, global citizens, and one way to expose them to the world outside of their immediate scope is through the arts.”

Rosewood Elementary, Satchel Ford Elementary, Logan Elementary, Hand Middle, and Lower Richland High schools are also certified ABC Schools in Richland One.

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