In our Upper School, grades nine through twelve, we emphasize a love of learning, a strong educational foundation for college, and preparation for adulthood. The Upper School curriculum is focused on core courses in English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and History, with a heavy concentration on the writing process, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development. A high value is placed on clear communication, with all departments working together to encourage and support each student’s personal and academic maturation.
Students move through courses in Math, Science, Computer Science, and Foreign Language in a sequence that is most appropriate for their skills. This option for acceleration ensures that grade level placements do not limit course selection. Charlotte Latin offers 18 Advanced Placement examinations in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Environmental Science, European History, French, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government, and U.S. History.
Grade point averages, which are based on courses taken at Charlotte Latin, reflect additional quality points for Advanced Placement courses and Honors courses.
The academic curriculum is enhanced and balanced by Latin’s outstanding arts and international studies programs. The benefits of Latin’s integrated kindergarten through grade 12 visual and performing arts program are evident in the level of accomplishment demonstrated by Latin’s students. International studies courses provide a unique opportunity for students to gain a global view. Coupled with a strong Study Abroad Program, Latin’s curriculum encourages students to learn about other peoples and their cultures.
In addition to providing a strong academic program, Charlotte Latin’s Upper School is committed to challenging students to examine values and exercise leadership. The Honor Council, Student Council, service clubs, athletic teams, community service opportunities, and other campus activities allow students to participate, develop leadership skills, and explore their individual interests.
Our college preparatory curriculum is offered on a semester basis. A minimum of six courses is required each year, four of which must be from four different academic areas. Each semester concludes with an exam week. To meet graduation requirements, a student must have completed 21 units in grades nine through twelve.