Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts and Advanced Technologies
300 S. Spring St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Mrs. Whitney J. Sluder, Principal
Student School Day Hours: 9:15 -4:15
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weaver Academy will develop and prepare independent learners and responsible citizens through strong academics and the passionate pursuit of the arts and career education.
Weaver Academy in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, is a magnet school showcasing two extraordinary educational programs: a school for students to immerse themselves in the performing and visual arts, and a school for students to launch themselves into advanced technology career pathways. Our unique nature serves as a platform to meet the needs of a variety of students from all backgrounds as we evolve to address the career demands of the 21st century.
The Full-Time Performing and Visual Arts Academy
The Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) is one of two performing and visual arts option high schools in Guilford County. The full-time school opened the fall of 2003 to rising 9th and 10th graders and graduated its first senior class in 2006. Students in the full-time high school apply, audition, and interview for selected spots in one of eight PVA tracks that include dance, drama, guitar, music production, piano, strings, visual arts, and vocal music. Currently, Weaver houses all four grade levels with a full time population of approximately 300 students.
Students attending Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts follow the North Carolina course of study graduation requirements for a college university prep diploma in a sequenced pattern beginning with the ninth grade. The PVA Students are involved in a rigorous curriculum comprised of Honors and Advanced Placement courses designed to prepare them for higher education opportunities. In addition, students follow a specified course of study in their performing and visual arts area of concentration that will prepare them for collegiate and/or professional development. The performance academy continues to promote our students' professional growth as actors, dancers, singers, and musicians.
The Advanced Technology/Career Technical Academy
GCS students in grades 9-12 may attend Weaver for a portion of the school day to take Advanced Technology and career technical courses. These classes lead to career options and apprenticeships. By meeting course requirements, students are eligible for scholarships and course credits through the College Tech Prep programs beyond high school. Registration is available through the 15 traditional Guilford County high school counseling offices.
Over 700 students are currently enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at Weaver on a part-time basis. The versatility of the Weaver Academy course offerings provides students opportunities for personal growth and development in areas of career interests that are in high demand, while also preparing them to meet the global needs of an ever-changing society.