Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary School recently hosted over 150 professionals from across the state of South Carolina for the spring Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project Elementary Site visit. This event provided the opportunity for principals, administrators, and arts coordinators to come together and share successes, challenges, and opportunities in arts education.
There are currently 67 designated ABC sites across the state, and to be selected to host this bi-annual networking event is a testament to the quality of arts programming that Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary provides its students.
The Arts In Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project is a statewide collaborative initiative begun in 1987 and is cooperatively directed by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the South Carolina Department of Education, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University. The ABC Project blueprint is founded on the premise that the arts are an indispensable part of a complete education, because quality education in the arts significantly adds to the learning potential of our students. Arts education complements learning in other disciplines and establishes a foundation for success in school and lifelong learning. The ABC Project also provides a forum for the development of strategic arts initiatives, and serves as the foundation for a broad advocacy coalition for arts education reform in South Carolina.