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1415 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 482
P: 980-343-5500  |  F: 980-343-5593 
Principal: Melody Sears
LC: East Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: 6-12
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CTE (Career & Technical Education)

High School Curriculum Offerings

NWSA Major- Costume Design (audition required)

Apparel and Textile Development I - This course allows students to learn the industry and technical skill basics with a focus on construction and historical innovations along with design elements as they relate to the apparel and textile industry.

Apparel and Textile Development II - Expanding on the 1st level curriculum, advanced industry skills and knowledge along with an entrepreneurial component are explored in this curriculum.

Costume Design (3rd level course) Designed to complement our many arts and performance classes at Northwest, Costume Design provides a solid foundation into research, design and construction production, as well as wardrobe management in this technically driven curriculum.

Students have many opportunities to work theatrical productions as well as create fashion for our annual Spring Fashion Show.  Sustainable fashion, recycled fashion and themed "lines” are also a part of our fashion show.

Advanced Studies - (4th level course) This course is designed to allow the advanced student to enhance their Apparel or Costume Design Major goals.

Multimedia & Webpage Design - Students learn to use and design in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as well as how to design their own webpage.

Marketing - This course prepares students for postsecondary education and careers in marketing communications, marketing management, marketing research, merchandising, and professional sales.

Sports/Entertainment Marketing - In this course students are introduced to the industry of sports, entertainment, and event marketing.  Topics include branding, licensing, and naming rights; business foundations; concessions and on-site merchandising; economic foundations; human relations; and safety and security.

Middle School Curriculum Offerings

Basic Keyboarding and Word Processing - (grade 6) Students learn how to use the computer keyboard and create basic word processing business documents.

Introduction to Office Productivity - (grade 7) Students learn advanced word processing formatting skills, basic spreadsheet software skills, and presentation software utilizing MS Office while enhancing their keyboarding skills.

Exploring Economic Systems and Entrepreneurship - (grade 8) Students learn how the world of business operates within the current economy and what their role might be in helping shape and change the world.


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