900 Cleveland Ave. N.W.,
Canton OH 44702

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SmArts arts integration residencies increase academic achievement by guiding students to  find meaning and make connections to academic content through the Arts.  Classroom teachers identify the content area(s) of focus and the fine arts discipline they would like their students to explore.   Classroom teacher is paired with a professional artist to collaborate in the design of their unique SmArts residency.  Combining Ohio’s New Learning Standards in academics and fine arts in ways  that benefit students of multiple learning styles, SmArts is a wonderful experience in learning.

SmArts Partnerships are co-funded by AIS and the participating school district.  Partnership district students benefit from longer in depth learning experiences, allowing for deeper learning.   Is your school district a SmArts Partnerships district?  Become one today!!

SmArts Scholarships are awarded to schools that do not have SmArts Partnerships.  Teachers interested in receiving a scholarship should email the Director of Education by May 1, 2018. 

AIS is proud to serve all 17 public school districts and all the Catholic  schools in Stark County.  30,000 students to date to be exact!

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SmArts is made possible through donations to the Annual Arts Campaign and by designations from our generous sponsors, including:

  • Albert W. & Edith V. Flowers Charitable Fnd
  • Ada C. & Helen J.\Rank Charitable Trust
  • Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Henry and Louise Timken Foundation
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • The Bagnoli Family
  • Bell Stores/Campbell Oil Company
  • Cicchini Enterprises, Inc
  • The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation
  • HRM Enterprises, Inc
  • The Huntington National Bank
  • Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
  • Kenan Advantage Group
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • JM Smucker Company