We have had 4 children attending Charlotte Secondary for 5 years now. The very best thing about the school is its size. During those difficult middle school years CSS offers individualized attention and small peer groups. Bullying is virtually non-existent. There isn't a drug or alcohol element and the children seem to "grow-up" slower (giving their brains a chance to catch up to their bodies). The Paideia method is ideal for helping kids to learn and think for themselves. The teachers treat students as individuals so students that have a difficult time with organization (a huge challenge for most new 6th graders) are given extra help and understanding. Students who excel in academics are also challenged. The school is growing and adding more programs by the year. They are growing a quality athletics programs and adding an arts curriculum too. I am so thankful to have CSS as an alternative to public middle AND high school. My oldest is now in the 10th grade and wouldn't go anywhere else. It is wonderful to my kids getting a quality education in a safe and healthy environment. **If your child prefers anonymity this is NOT the school for her/him.
Charlotte Secondary School is a charter high school in Charlotte. The principal of Charlotte Secondary School is Mrs Beth Warshauer, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 430 students go to Charlotte Secondary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Charlotte Secondary School is 12:1. Evelyn Mack Academy is one of the nearest high schools.
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Charlotte secondary has been nothing but accommodating! Both of my children have went there for 3 years... Teachers are like family and my kids are thriving in every way. My kids are very different but have both fit in just perfectly at CSS... I'm sorry to hear that some parents feel so negatively about the school... I read in one of the reviews that they were unhappy because there is a lot of parental support asked and fundraising done... This is how the school runs financially...it does not get as many funds as public school from the state so it has to make up for the balance by fundraising and using volunteers... For me Charlotte secondary has been like going to a private school but for free! And the help that is asked is gladly given by many helpful parents. Those who's schedule does not allow much time is NOT required! No school is perfect but this school has been god sent for us! Truly
We have had a wonderful experience thus far at Charlotte Secondary. My 6th grade son is receiving a quality education with fantastic teachers and peers. We are thankful that he has been given the opportunity to attend this school and look forward to the upcoming years.
I will not recommend the school to any one.the admin staff are not willing to help kids or parents but expect parents to support and help the school with it's activities and fundraisers.The school does not even have a RN or Counselor to handle issues like bullying.the standard is lower than the state standard because very few qualified teachers are available. It makes you feel as if your children are in a private school because parents have to set aside money each month to help out on fund raisers.
I would not reccomend this school. The teachers are treated terribly and they are resigning and getting fired all the time. The administration harasses and bullies students. There is no dicepline at all. The students are obnoxious and make it impossible to learn anything. They have no clue how to run the highschool. They even messed up the required seat hours so the highschool day is extended by half an hour and they are still making up 18 hours outside of school. The only positive things I have to say about this school are that the highschool teachers are great people. It is also extremely easy to make good grades at this school.
We love this school. The teachers are the best !! High school is coming along. School needs to figure out it's brand moving forward. Really wish parents would not send kids who don't want to be at the school. Also you need to help out the school if you are a parent. Only a handful of oatents do all the helping.
I disagree with the comment bellow mine. I think Charlotte Secondary is a great school so far. I'm enrolled in the high school and its probably one of the best decisions I've ever made coming from a high school that didn't challenge me at all. I love how project grades count way more than test grades because I am definitely not a great test taker (if you aren't the project type and you can make an A on an exam I wouldn't come to this school because test only count 20% of your overall grade). The teachers here are extremely helpful and supportive and really care about your education. We do a lot of hands on activities like going on field trips to experience how what we learn in the classroom applies in the real world. Right now I will admit the high school isn't the greatest but its a brand new building with now high school classes and brand new teachers so you can't blame them for doing things wrong... They are just getting into the groove of things. Also Charlotte Secondary is going to offer college courses next year from CPCC (hopefully!) that count as high school and college credit! And they offer American Sign Language as a foreign language which I absolutely love!
Well since there a so many parent here is a student point if view. It's so annoying having to wake up everyday and saying " great I go to CSS. Where the teachers DONT CARE at all about the students and all they care about is getting paid and looking pod in front of parents. Not to mention that THEY HAVE MONEY but have pointless fundraisers all the time. The teachers give us projects to do that's 30% our grade and give as 2-4 to do it!!!! Every week I have at least 3 projects! Core classes are okay but having electives that we can't choose is just WRONG !! There is a difference between core and elective. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE HAPPY DONT SEND THEM THERE! THEY TREAT US LIKE 1 st GRADERS! ) thank you for reading.
Charlotte Secondary School is the best thing we ever did for our daughter. She is happy learning everyday. Kathy Robinson
Charlotte Secondary is filled with kids and teacher who treat everyone with respect and love. Our son is thriving and taking leadership responsibilities.
This school is Charlottes best kept secret! I have a 7 th grader that has flowered since going to CSS. I am so excited that they now have the high school open and I will have no more worries of where she will graduate from! All the teachers have the biggest hearts and really take passion with all the kids. They aren't just at the school for their pay they want to see these kids have success! I'm proud to tell people my daughter goes to CSS! I know she will learn and love learning!
CSS is a great school! The new building is beautiful and gives the children a wonderful area to learn. It continues to add new things each year.
The learning methodology is more effective that What is used at Mecklenburg county schools and the small size has helped with individual care.
we feel so fortunate to have found CSS. this school is amazing the best staff excellent curriculium and wonderful learning environment for our kids. Middle school can be a tough environment and CSS has made it a loving place our kids are excited togo to every day!
If you want your child to feel accepted as they are then Charlotte Secondary School is the school for your Middle School Child or High School Child. They are expected to be the best they can be but not measured or compared to another student. Each Teacher is a coach to their students and coaches them along their way with the support of parents. There is great communication between the School Staff Teachers Students and Parents. Charlotte Secondary is definitely the School for our family. Thank you Charlotte Secondary School!
Charlotte Secondary School is a small charter school with roughly 80 students per grade. The school currently offers Grades 6-10 - with plans to expand through Grade 12. When my step-daughter first started at CSS in Grade 6 she immediately fell in love with the school. While many middle-school parents hear of their child being "lost in the crowd" or horror stories of bullying I have only heard my step-daughter talk about how much she loves CSS. The parents teachers and students are all so passionate about creating an inclusive family-like environment for learning. We couldn't be happier with CSS!
CSS is amazing!! we have the very best staff out there. they are invested in each student wanted each student to be successful and live up to his or her fullest potential. Since we are a small charter school we do not have alot of money for technology sports art or any extras. The lack of money never slows down the staff they will figure out a way to make it work. This is our second year at CSS and would recommend it to everyone!
Great charter school! We love the philosophy the smaller school size the fact that everyone seems to know everyone. After drowning in hours of homework during our son's two years in CMS we can happily say that Charlotte Secondary gives a MUCH more reasonable amount (very little busywork mostly just projects). We love CSS )
Charlotte Secondary School (CSS) is a charter school for grades 6th through 10th with 11th and 12th grades to follow. There are 20 students per class and 4 classes per grade which allows for your child to be known by name. Most of the learning is group and project based without the emphasis on testing. Unlike public school where testing is the main goal CSS's main focus is on the individual student and meeting their needs to learn. There are interactive seminars that allow each child to speak and engage in conversation based on certain topics. It's a wonderful way of learning instead of memorizing from a textbook and then forgetting about it. CSS is like a small community where learning is fun and interactive. The staff of teachers are wonderful and care for each student based on individual needs. I can not say enough great things about CSS!
My sixth grader says "This is not a normal middle school. The teachers actually care that you understand the material and that you're not bored." For my kid to say that is a high compliment!