ARS charter renewed for 10 years by N.C. Board of Education

Posted at 4:30 PM on Mar 13, 2019


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The N.C. State Board of Education has voted to renew American Renaissance School's charter for 10 years, the maximum term allowed.

The board's endorsement came on the heels of a recommendation for approval by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Office of Charter Schools.

American Renaissance School is celebrating its 20th year in Historic Downtown Statesville.

The school's legacy as one of the premier primary education options in Iredell County is well-established. It was the first charter school opened in Iredell County and was among the first in the county to implement one-to-one technology for students.

Students receive experiential education in the arts and in the community that can only be found downtown. ARS eighth-grade graduates continue to excel in the county’s early colleges, AP academies, IB schools, and other honors high school programs.

As ARS looks toward the future, it is clear that the support of the community has been invaluable. Although the state is only looking for hard metrics like proficient test scores and clean financial audits, that is not what makes a school truly great. ARS boasts not only those state metrics, but also a unique and personal learning environment and culture focused on educating the whole child with proven, time-tested results.


Interested in learning more about American Renaissance School? Although ARS has already completed its enrollment lottery for the upcoming school year, applications are still being accepted for the wait list! Visit to learn more and complete an application.

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