Middle School students choose a club from more than 25 offerings. Students meet with their clubs once a week for a period of 8-10 weeks, and then try a different club. Some of the more popular club offerings are Cooking Club, Just Dance Club, Robotics Club, Student Council, and Sports Club. Clubs are designed to expose students to a variety of interests. Volunteers and faculty advise the students during these 30 minute sessions.
Upper School clubs may participate in a variety of clubs outside of the classroom. Clubs enrich student life by providing growth-promoting opportunities in areas such as service, global studies, service, and leadership, among others.
Acapella Club: To have fun informally exploring this style of music. No previous experience required.
Admissions Ambassadors: To assist the Office of Admissions with special events and to serve as hosts and hostesses for prospective students during the course of the year.
Blue Review: To produce the Charlotte Latin literary journal.
Book Club: To encourage reading for pleasure and to offer an opportunity for discussion about literature among peers.
Chess Club: To offer the opportunity to any student to learn and play chess in a supportive and respectful environment.
CLS Math Tutors: To promote growth and achievement in math through a partnership with local schools.
Club Sandwich: To provide sandwiches for the homeless. Members make sandwiches on designated days during club meetings. Service hours will be awarded.
Creative Writing Club: To provide students with creative writing workshops and opportunities for readings, competition, and publication.
Environmental Club: To develop an awareness of environmental issues, maintain the stream on campus through the "adopt-a-stream" program, assist in the campus recycling efforts, and participate in the Sierra Student Coalition.
Forensics Club: To introduce students to interscholastic competition in debate, public speaking, and interpretation of literature. Forensics involves a significant time and financial commitment, with travel for tournaments.
Girl Up: To empower all women at CLS though education, advocacy, and service.
Honor Council Advisory Board: To serve as a resource group to the elected Honor Council by helping plan ceremonies and assemblies and to act as liaisons with other divisions of the School.
Improv Club: To provide students with an outlet for their creativity out of the confines of the classroom and/or in addition to their participation in theater department productions.
International Thespian Society: To honor excellence in high school theater; a part of the Educational Theatre Association.
Math Club: To inspire keen interest in, to develop strong scholarship in, and to promote the enjoyment of mathematics through fun math activities and camaraderie. Will introduce members to possibilities for interscholastic math competition with the CLS Math Team, too.
Model United Nations: To foster awareness and understanding of current global issues by having delegates identify and articulate these problems; encouraging them to engage in discussion and debate.
Mosaic: To promote diversity in and outside of our school community through events that celebrate our cultural, religious, ethnic, social and racial diversity. We strive to promote inclusivity and respect for all kinds of human diversity through appreciation and acceptance. Under Mosaic we have Q&A and BSA.
National Junior Classical League: To encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity.Outdoor Club: To discuss and practice camping, adventure and environmental skills. In addition, two adventure outings will be planned to regional sites that may involve hiking, backpacking, climbing, and rafting.
Paws for the Cause: To support The Humane Society by making blankets and toys for the animals in the shelter.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions): To raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.
SISTERS: To promote relationships between the freshmen women and upper class women in an effort to make the transition into HS a smooth one. Upper class women are assigned to a freshman.
Spanish Club: To provide Spanish students the opportunity to foster an appreciation for the Spanish language and culture.
Spirit Council: To generate positive enthusiasm for ALL sports teams that compete for Charlotte Latin.
Table Française: To promote the French language and culture in an informal setting. All French students, past and present, are invited to participate in club meetings and activities.
World Quest: To prepare students for global citizenship through an awareness and study of current affairs, geography, general historical knowledge, and people in the news. The School's team competes annually against local high schools.
Yearbook Club: To provide the opportunity for students who could not take the Yearbook class but would like to be photographers or reporters for the Yearbook.
Blessings in a Backpack: This group meets every Wednesday during the year to pack no perishable foods that are then distributed to students who receive free lunch and breakfast at their school but may not have access to food over the weekend.
StuCo (Student Council): The Student Council is comprised of officers and delegates elected from each grade level. While this process is begun for rising grades 10-12 in the spring, freshman officers and two delegates from each grade are chosen after the school year begins in the fall. The Student Council addresses student concerns of all kinds with the faculty and administration and plans and executes various events on campus throughout the year.
In addition to the many opportunities listed above, there are numerous service-related activities organized by the CLS Service Council available to students each and every week. Those who accumulate more than 150 hours of service during their tenure in the Upper School are recognized at the end of their senior years as members of the Charlotte Latin Service Society.