Student Services

Charlotte Latin School is committed to providing the best possible services and environment for our students and their families. The School invests generous resources to everything from its counseling service and technology to its food service and transportation options. If you have a question about a service, please call our main reception number at 704.846.1100 from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays during the School year. The main reception area also is available to assist you during the summer break from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

Advisory - US/MS

To provide the reassurance and foster the acceptance that is so important to young adolescents, each Middle School student is a member of an advisory group, which is led by a faculty advisor. Within this small, cohesive group, students celebrate birthdays, plan community service projects, set personal goals, develop skills for positive decision-making, and discuss sensitive topics, such as peer pressure. Advisory groups participate in intramural games that encourage camaraderie and good sportsmanship.

Each Upper School student continues to receive individual guidance from his or her faculty advisor. After initially working with special freshman advisors, students select their advisors during the spring semester of their freshman years, and these relationships continue throughout their high school years. Advisors guide students' decisions about course selections and serve as important mentors who appreciate each advisee's goals, interests, and needs.

Bus Service

Transportation is an important consideration for many parents; therefore, we assist our families with their transportation arrangements. In keeping with this philosophy, Latin has established the following bus routes using thirteen full-size (34 to 48 passenger) buses. Bus pickups in the morning are made at 7:30 a.m. All buses arrive at the School between 7:55 and 8 a.m. In the afternoons, the buses leave campus at 3:20 p.m. (except the Kindergarten bus, which leaves campus at 1:40 p.m.) Three activity buses also leave the campus, one at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and one at 6 p.m.

Routes:

Providence Road Corridor (with dedicated stops at Myers Park Country Club, Freedom Park, Myers Park United Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Providence United Methodist Church, or Trinity Presbyterian Church)

Harris YMCA on Sharon Road

Carmel Presbyterian Church

Kindergarten students may ride home on a bus that stops at Christ Episcopal Church.

Extended day students may go home on the appropriate 3:20 p.m. bus or the 4:30 p.m. activity bus.

Middle School and Upper School students participating in after-school activities may ride the 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. activity bus that stops at Trinity Presbyterian and Christ Episcopal.

Bus Service Annual Fees (2015-16)

Round Trip $1,195

One Way $775

Activities Bus $275 per season

Students paying a round trip fee are not charged an additional fee to ride the activities bus.


College Center

As a college preparatory school, Charlotte Latin provides a College Center that guides our students and their families through every step of the college admission process. The College Center is staffed by three full-time college counselors and a full-time registrar who work actively with both students and parents throughout Upper School. In addition, two part-time essay specialists work with seniors on their applications.

Food Service

The social center of the Charlotte Latin campus, Founders' Hall is also the home of Latin's cafeteria. The cafeteria serves wholesome, nutritious meals prepared fresh and from scratch under the direction of an on-site chef. Menus are reviewed by a nutrition specialist to ensure that our students explore diversity through their food and learn the importance of making healthful choices. In addition to hot breakfast and lunch selections, a variety of deli sandwiches, seasonal fruits, and a salad bar are available daily. Guests of the School are welcome to purchase meals during the dining hall's operating hours: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on regular school days.

Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and lunch is served from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Healthcare Professionals

Two nurses staff two fully-equipped health rooms, located in the Lower and Middle Schools. (Upper School students are served by the Middle School nurse and health room.) These healthcare professionals administer physician-approved medications to students and provide limited primary, short-term care for emerging health problems pending notification of parents.

The School staff also includes three certified athletic trainers, who serve the needs of Charlotte Latin’s many student athletes.

Learning Resources

In its effort to educate and fully develop each of its students, Charlotte Latin School provides a Learning Resources Program. The primary goals of the program are:

* To remediate learning problems and help students learn strategies to compensate for learning deficits
* To monitor the organizational skills of children with learning differences and/or Attention Deficit Disorder and to act as their advocate

Consequently, these students are better able to learn effectively and successfully in a regular classroom while meeting the requirements of the curriculum at Charlotte Latin.

The Learning Resources Program also provides:

* Teaching services for Charlotte Latin students with learning differences
* Screening services for students referred by teachers for observation and evaluation
* Consultation services for teachers and parents for the purpose of enhancing learning for those students who learn differently
* A multi-modal approach coordinating all support systems (teacher, counselor, parents, outside referrals)

This program has been offered by CLS since 1985, and has helped students keep pace curricularly with the demands of an academically accelerated school. The program is not covered by tuition, and parents are billed directly for labtime, books, and materials. Students who qualify receive services in Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.

Admission to the program is based on a psychoeducational evaluation that demonstrates learning differences with significant weaknesses that impact academic achievement. The evaluation and pre-referral intervention corroborate the necessity for an intensive specialized individual or small group approach to learning. It is expected that the response to intervention will be positive and the intervention will provide students with strategies to support their learning styles.

Robison Oates Counseling

Supported by an endowment established by two Latin families, the School’s counseling program provides a full-time counselor for each of the three divisions: Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. The counselors are available by appointment for students and their parents to discuss any issue related to students’ academic success, physical health, or emotional well-being. The counseling program also sponsors speakers on campus who address topics of interest to families with young and adolescent children, including drug education and self-esteem issues.
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