American Renaissance School is a K-8 public charter school in Historic Downtown Statesville. ARS originally opened as American Renaissance Charter School in 1998 and American Renaissance Middle School in 1999. The two merged in 2007 to form ARS as we know it today.
Our mission is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens. Our vision is to be the best choice for education in North Carolina. Our board, administration, staff, and teachers, with parental and community input, have identified our core beliefs and core values, which in turn are reflected in our strategic priority areas. These guide our daily operations at all levels.
... providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum with all involved being committed to the highest expectations of performance in all areas
... being thoughtful of or showing regard for the worth or value of someone or something; treating everyone and everything, especially one’s self, with dignity
... knowing and choosing right over wrong; being responsible and taking ownership of our behavior as individuals
... being free from threat, both physically and emotionally
... to advocate learning and growth through trusting relationships, positive motivation, and service in a collaborative environment