Arts Schools Network works with the following consultants:
Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate ArtsSchools (ACCPAS)
ACCPAS reviews and accredits schools and programs providing non-degree instruction in the arts disciplines to children, youth, and adults. It is not a membership organization, but rather exists to assist institutions in attaining goals, meeting national standards, and improving educational programs through accreditation. The accreditation review process offers schools a context to examine their operations and programs against their own institutional purposes and against national standards. The ACCPAS accreditation review includes an on-site visit by trained evaluators, followed by review and action by a Commission on Accreditation.
ACCPAS consultative visits are often conducted in preparation for an official ACCPAS accreditation review and visit, to gain perspective about readiness for official ACCPAS review or clarification of ACCPAS Standards, but may also be useful in other contexts. A school may wish for assistance in conducting a self-evaluation of its current resources, operations, programs, or curricula, or gain expert advice on the development of new educational programs.
Cho Benn Holback+Associates
Cho Benn Holback + Associates is a mid-size, service-oriented architecture firm, founded in Baltimore, Maryland over 30 years ago. We are a certified woman/minority owned business focusing on the design of academic and cultural projects. Winners of local, regional and national awards for art school design (including the prestigious Walter Taylor Award from the American Association of School Administrators, for the design of the Baltimore School for the Arts), we specialize in the renovation and new construction of arts and specialty schools. We have built a reputation for designing award-winning projects with limited budgets and are ready to help with fund-raising efforts as well.
Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Interior Design/Urban PlanningHamilton Anderson Associates' (HAA) reputation for excellence in planning, design and implementation is the product of a strong commitment to collaborative, multi-disciplinary, problem solving. As designers, we share in the responsibility of shaping our world to meet 21st Century demands for wise stewardship of our natural and human environments. HAA embraces this responsibility by leveraging the insights, lessons and experiences of over 80 professionals in Detroit, Las Vegas, and New Orleans. www.hamilton-anderson.comIn October 2009, Hamilton Anderson Associates presented the Detroit School of Arts at the Arts Schools Network Conference in Washington D.C. Please click here to read the blog and view slideshow.
The Wenger Corporation
The Wenger Corporation has spent more than 60 years designing products, installing systems and helping thousands of educators and administrators get the most out of their thinly stretched budgets for new construction, renovations, additions and improvements. In fact, no other company in the world has spent more time with music educators or studied more types of music facilities. Wenger representatives are available to meet with your planning team and discuss topics such as acoustics, floor plans, storage solutions and equipment needs. Putting Wenger on your team doesn't cost a dime and you can trust Wenger's expertise - from concept to completion.
Wolfe Creative specializes in marketing, advertising and communications. We help hone your message and create compelling ways to get it to the right audience clearly, effectively and efficiently. With services ranging from full-scale online and print campaigns to individual websites, ads, brochures, newsletters, e-blasts, and social media—we've helped resorts, tourism associations, small and large businesses, organizations and non-profit groups (like the Arts Schools Network) get positive results from their marketing dollars.