Artists from the NC Theatre Conservatory visited the Academy to conduct some Social and Emotional Lessons with Eighth Grade Students. Improvisation, theatre games and vocal exercises were all used during NCT workshops. Students were able to connect the Arts to their social and emotional needs, build confidence, increase empathy for others, and learned effective communication strategies. We can not wait to deepen our partnership with the NC Theatre Conservatory and we hope to see them again soon. Finding ways to connect the arts to learning is a core component of being a student at the Academy.