8601 McAlpine Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28211 704-295-0137

About Us

Welcome to Charlotte Secondary School


Our school community is an academically, culturally and socio-economically diverse mix of middle and high school students. This atmosphere provides our students with a variety of experiential learning opportunities. As specified in our charter, we actively recruit students who thrive in a smaller school environment, as well as those who are traditionally under-represented in high school college preparatory programs.

Primarily a college and career preparatory school, we gather students from all educational backgrounds and provide them with avenues of enrichment and study that cater to their individual needs. Ultimately our charge is to guide all students in the discovery of their own particular genius, a crucial step in a distinctive life-path.

Our History

Charlotte Secondary School is a public charter school that opened in 2007 serving students in middle school grades 6-8. Recognized as a School of Distinction in 2011, the school moved to larger facility and expanded to grades 6-12 in 2014. Charlotte Secondary graduated the first senior class in 2016 with 32 of the 36 graduates enrolling in a 2 or 4-year college.

Our current senior class exceeds the state average in all 4 college-readiness benchmarks measured by the ACT (English, Math, Reading and Science). Our students continue the tradition of academic excellence set by that first class.

Our Mission

We are a diverse middle and high school community that focuses on college and career preparation and individually tailored learning opportunities to empower all students to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

CSS students will be critical thinkers and effective communicators, engaged citizens and life-long learners.



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