Though arts are beautiful they are also edifying. Scanning the research section of our charter will show that the benefits of art infused education have long existed. A recent article shows positive links between art and education from research conducted by the The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA followed lower socio economic, or at risk students, over a period of three to four years and evaluated the impact the arts had on their education. Their study shows the advantage students, particularly at-risk populations, have when they are “intensely involved” in the arts. Children have a greater ability to overcome their own life obstacles when the arts are built into their educational foundation. The article, “Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap”, by Tom Jacobs from Miller-McCune, explains the research study and its findings (Click the link below to read this article).