With specialized teaching and learning processes that integrate the arts into core academics, TCEA will develop students who are:
The Capitol Encore Academy seeks to develop students who possess both fundamental arts and academic knowledge in addition to 21st century skills, including personal and social responsibility, critical thinking and reasoning, as well as communication and interpersonal skills. The traditional model of passively learning facts and reciting them out of context is no longer sufficient to prepare students for a life of learning and success. TCEA’s teaching philosophy combines strategies proven to benefit children and improve learning, including learning by doing, artful thinking, and excellence in teaching. As an accredited school system in the NC Department of Public Instruction, TCEA’s curriculum is aligned with the common core and the North Carolina Essential Skills.
We believe that students, families, staff members and the community must partner to provide a learning experience that fulfills our mission and produces individuals that
inquire – think curiously
imagine – think beyond
innovate – think creatively
and inspire – influence excellence in a global society.
We believe that academic excellence will produce critical thinkers who are academically proficient and globally competitive in college and career. We believe virtuous character will produce respectful, responsible, and resourceful individuals who contribute actively at school and in the community. We believe that arts education will produce artists who are disciplined to work towards a craft with exceptional skill, possessing qualities of creative problem solving, production, and presentation through principles of design.