Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Nancy S. Dillon, Ed. Spec.
District Charlotte Secondary School District
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling
Homeroom/advisory
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Instruction according to the Paideia philosophy is composed of 3 main types – didactic, intellectual coaching, and seminar. Didactic instruction is traditional teacher-led direct instruction. Intellectual coaching comprises the majority of time spent in a Paideia classroom and focuses on developing intellectual skills. Seminars are intellectual dialogues that provide students with opportunities to think, share and discuss the evolution of their learning with their classmates.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Humanities

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Textiles
1
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
0
AP Classes
2
Languages
including: French
Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Poetry
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts None
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Textiles
World languages taught French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered None

Support

7
Facilities
including: College / career center
Facilities Art room
College / career center
Computer lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details At CSS we offer E.C. services using the continuum of services available making sure to reflect and continuously improve our service delivery so that we can push growth everywhere possible.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 48% 50%
Black 36% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 46% 48%
Male 54% 50%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 18% N/A
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

8
Girls Sports
including: Swimming
7
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
10
Clubs
including: Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Flag football
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Boys sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Clubs Art club
Community service
Debate
Game club
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Various Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools
Parent involvement details CSS welcomes all parents/Guardians to be involved in their child's education. We communicate through weekly newsletters, social media and have many opportunities to volunteer throughout the school year. Each family at CSS is asked to fulfill 10 “Fair Share” hours per year.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Charlotte Secondary School strives to be a community in which each individual is treated with sensitivity and respect. To this end, the school will not tolerate the intimidation, humiliation, or degradation of another by any member of its community based on religion or immutable characteristics such as sex, race, or national origin. Such harassment will constitute gross misconduct and will result in disciplinary action that may include suspension or expulsion.

Teachers

6
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
School counselor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Students living in the state of North Carolina who are in good standing in their current schools are eligible to enroll in Charlotte Secondary School. CSS strongly encourages parents to attend an Open House and review all prospective family materials. An Application can be downloaded from our Website and returned to the school starting in November. We do have a lottery drawn in March.
Learn more Http://www.charlottesecondary.org/about.cfm?subpage=1727190
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application submission begins 11/01/2016
Application deadline 02/12/2017

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2013-2014
Students by group NCES, 2013-2014