Mission & Vision

Mission Statement:

The mission of Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy is to create learning opportunities for students to grow in confidence and have a sense of belonging through diverse programs in academics, arts, technology, and athletics.


Vision Statement:

Through arts integration and a shared responsibility in learning, the students of Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy will become well-rounded citizens who are creatively thinking, technologically advanced, and self-advocating.


Our Collective Beliefs:

I.  Curriculum

In an exemplary school, the curriculum:

 A. Involves common goals and teacher collaboration.

 B. Involves teaching strategies that are hands-on, real world, motivating, and interdisciplinary.

 C. Establishes consistent content for all subject areas based upon South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards.

 D. Focuses on instruction that is arts and technology infused.

 E. Involves assessments that are authentic, varied, fair, and related to the standards taught, while demonstrating student understanding.

 F.  Involves a systematic approach to mastery through remediation and enrichment.


II.  Students

In an exemplary school, students:

 A. Value their own ideas and ideas of others, as well as demonstrate growth in all content areas.

 B. Show Bulldog Pride by following the expectations written in the PRIDE matrix.


III.  Staff

In an exemplary school, staff members:

 A. Exhibit the attributes of positive role models for students.

 B. Show respect to each other and their students and are friendly, caring, and professional.

 C. Enforce the rules consistently and follow rules that apply to them.

 D. Adhere to the expectations in the PRIDE matrix.

 E.  Participate in professional development opportunities.


IV.  Instructional Leader

In an exemplary school, instructional leaders are:

 A. Positive, decisive and clear communicators.

 B. Open to change and work together with the faculty.

 C. Encouraging, supportive, and respectful of others and their ideas.

 D. Consistent in enforcing academic and behavioral expectations with all faculty and students.

 E. Current with all curriculum and best instructional practices.

 F. Builders of collaborative environments, where all voices are heard, appreciated, and recognized.


V. School Environment

In an exemplary school, the school environment:

 A. Fosters creative expression, critical thinking, and problem solving.

 B. Promotes positive and respectful relationships between all members of the Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy community.

 C. Provides a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment that nurtures students, parents, and teachers.

 D. Provides a clean and safe place in which students, parents, and teachers feel physically, mentally, and socially healthy.

 E. Provides simple, consistent, and realistic rules that reward good behavior and helps maintain a positive and disciplined working environment.


VI. Home-School Relations

In an exemplary school, home-school relations:

 A. Improve with innovative ways to communicate with parents and students.

 B. Encourage parental involvement through conference attendance, respect for staff and school, reinforcement of school and classroom guidelines, and attendance at school-sponsored events.

 C. Provide a welcoming environment and show professional and caring attitudes.


VII. Community Involvement

In an exemplary school, community involvement:

 A. Requires effective communication between the school and the community.

 B. Provides resources through service learning opportunities, mentors, classroom speakers and business contributions to curriculum and student activities.

 C. Includes recognizing and showing appreciation for our businesses and community partners.