North has always had a vibrant arts program. Now in its 4th year of full arts programming, North Academy of Arts and Communications has the chance of a lifetime to take center stage at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2020. Under the direction of Dance Teacher and Arts Integration Specialist, Tamiko French, fine arts students will share their lives and stories with the world abroad. The interdisciplinary performance will feature all departments of the Academy of Arts. As you may know, some years ago we as a school were in a decline and had to fight our way through the changes in our surrounding environment. Our resilience has given us so many cherished partnerships, performance opportunities, and community visibility which the American High School Theater Festival has recognized through this once in a lifetime invitation to participate. This is not just about North High School, this is about our whole community standing in support to share our voices abroad.The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest performing arts festival in the world. The opportunity to expose our young artists to an experience like this will broaden their understanding of the world. It will provide an unmatched educational opportunity to learn not only about performing arts but the fullness of the performing arts as well. Including the opportunity to earn 1 full arts college credit! In addition, students are challenged to expand in their own talents and knowledge through hands-on learning in performing arts.