Arts 4 Excellence is a school arts intiative sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. An Arts 4 Excellence school is committed to strong comprehensive arts programs across the curriculum. Arts classes spend equal amounts of time creating, performing and responding to art in order to develop the greatest understanding possible. Every member of the school community uses the arts in some way to enhance their own unique contribution to the learning community. Three schools in Montgomery County have begun the planning and professional development required for the program. Diana Green interviews Cathey Hendricks, Brenda Lindsey, and Deborah Clark who are principals at Carver Elementary, Vaughn Road Elementary and Brewbaker Intermediate schools, respectively. She also interviews Grace Quantock, a 5th grade teacher at Vaughn Road Elementary.