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.
LIFESPAN Circle School is an inclusive program supporting children with developmental delays and typically developing children from six weeks of age until they start kindergarten. In an inclusive environment, children with and without disabilities participate in the same routines and play experiences and learn to value and appreciate individual differences. Our highly trained staff recognizes children as distinct individuals with special strengths and needs, and makes creative modifications to routines and activities as needed, so that each child benefits from participating in the program.