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1411 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 386
P: 980-343-6011  |  F: 980-343-5609 
Principal: Diann N. Weston
LC: L.E.A.D. Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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About Our School

​​​​​Welcome to Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences!

As we embark upon a new school year, there is excitement in the air surrounding the implementation of Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences. The administration and staff will help to prepare our students to be more competitive in a global society through promoting an academy that is tailored to the health sciences field of study.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in rigorous academics and advanced instruction.  Our students will experience a learning environment that is competent, nurturing, and has knowledgeable staff.  By partnering with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) and North Carolina New Schools (NCNS), the students at Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences will have career and work-based experiences to make them career and college ready upon graduation. 

Every student will be better prepared for the 21st century.  We believe that each and every student has the capacity and potential to experience Academic Excellence at Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences.  

Throughout the year we will provide our students with the opportunity to experience academic success, leadership development and character building. Through the collaborative efforts of the staff, parents, and community, you can be assured that your child will be a lifelong learner.


Vision Statement

Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences will create a learning community where there is success for all.  We will become a high performing school that provides relevant and meaningful learning opportunities in preparation for tomorrow, and learning for a lifetime as we progress through the 21st century.



  • Learning can be transformative when students are at the center
  • All members of the learning community should be held to high standards
  • Student who know themselves well can impact social and cultural issues now and in the future
  • Students need critical thinking skills to live in the 21st century.
  • Inclusive learning and heterogeneous academic instruction are integral to our mission
  • Studying the arts improves self-expression and understanding of the world
  •  Connecting curricula allows students to be efficient and effective


 Our Special Features:

  • Option of dual enrollment at CPCC (9th & 10th Grade)

  • Hands on medical field experience through job shadowing and internships (11th & 12th Grade)

  • Conferences and Symposiums offered through local universities (e.g. Brody School of Medicine Pre-medical Conference)

  • Small class sizes (8:1) with a career-focused education

  • Highest graduation rate increase in CMS

  • Advanced Placement (AP) certified teachers

  • Provide additional learning opportunities during the school day

  • Health Science, College, and Career Fairs

  • Virtual Public School course offerings

  • National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT)

  • Field trips (i.e. ASC, UNCC-STEM, abroad)

  • Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drives​

  • Technology ratio--1:1

  • National Honor Society



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