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First Ward Creative Arts Academy

715 North Caldwell Street, Charlotte, NC

Costimate: $210/wk

First Ward Creative Arts Academy is an elementary school which specializes in arts integrated learning experiential learning across all curriculum using elements of dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts. All students are exposed to daily specialized instruction in each area of the arts. Classroom teachers and professional facilitators guide the students along their journey through partnerships with the arts and science. First Ward CAA addresses students' interests, skills, and abilities in the arts. This program enhances academic achievement and encourages excellence in the development of students' special talents and passions for the arts. The arts are presented as an integral part of a strong academic program. Our program, like all programs in CMS, are being written to address the Common Core and Essential Standards.

First Ward is located in uptown Charlotte in one of the oldest and culturally diverse communities in Charlotte. We are a community that enjoys a high level of family and community involvement and one that works collaboratively with families from diverse areas of Mecklenburg County to develop a common vision for our students. Our facility presents an inviting and warm environment that is conducive to student learning. With many highly qualified staff, dedicated community members, and a beautiful facility, First Ward Creative Arts Academy is an exciting place for all of our students to come and learn.
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Irwin Academic Center

329 N Irwin Ave, Charlotte, NC

Costimate: $210/wk

Irwin Academic Center (formerly known as Villa Heights) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are located within Mecklenburg County, just minutes from uptown. Our school houses six grade levels which includes kindergarten through fifth grade. Our enrollment is about 550 students. Irwin is the only CMS full magnet program for Learning Immersion (K-2) and Talent Development (Academically Gifted-grades 3-5) students. Both programs are accelerated and offer students rigorous and academically challenging curricula. Students are enrolled by entering a school lottery drawing which is held in early spring.

The Villa Heights' program, which is now at Irwin, has been consistently recognized as an "Honor School of Excellence" under the state's ABC goals. It has also been recognized by the state School Board and Hunt Institute for its academic honors. Student honors have included state chess champions, state math fair champions, regional science fair winners, Science Olympiad champions, and an Odyssey of the Mind team that participated in the world finals two years in a row.

Our mission is to foster high academic achievement and the growth of creative and critical thinkers, lifelong learners, involved citizens, and 21st century problem solvers by providing a nurturing, challenging, and innovative program that engages gifted and talented students, their families, and the community.

Our vision is to become a model of excellence in the education of gifted and talented students.
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