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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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11/30/17Spring Musical Auditions! - Read full story
11/30/17Don't Miss Out on the Perfect Holiday Gift! - Read full story
11/30/17NWSA TO PRESENT ‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’ - Read full story
11/20/17Video Just Released - NWSA Students Create An Original Song & Music On The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus - Read full story
10/31/17NCTC: Congratulations to our Award Winners! - Read full story
10/13/17Chipotle Spirit Night - 10/26 - Read full story
10/13/17John Lennon Educational Tour Bus To Visit NWSA - Read full story
10/11/17NWSA Student Winner in State-Wide Competition - Read full story
10/06/17Fall Bulb Sale - Read full story
10/05/17Finding Neverland Finds Northwest School of the Arts - Read full story
09/22/17PSAT Math Prep Workshops - Read full story
09/18/17CACARO College Fair - Read full story
08/21/17NWSA Open House - Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Read full story
08/01/17Student Parking for 2017-2018 - Read full story
06/20/17New Student Registration - Read full story
06/13/17RESIDENCY AFFIDAVITS - Read full story
05/30/17​Summer School Information Night - Read full story
05/24/17End of Year Testing Schedule - Read full story
05/08/17Updated May Recovery Calendar - Read full story
04/28/17Registration Night! - Read full story
04/19/172017 Festival Latino, May 12th! - Read full story
04/03/17Recovery Info & Calendar - Read full story
03/13/17The Book Fair is Here! - Read full story
03/10/17Class Registration for students placed at NWSA in the Phase 1 lottery - Read full story
03/08/17Career Day Presenters Needed - Read full story
03/06/17MS Visual Arts Showcase & Reception - Read full story
02/28/17MS Play: The Case of Alex Hansen - Read full story
02/28/17HS Spring Musical: All Shook Up Playbill - Read full story
02/27/17NACAC College Fair 3/12 - Read full story
02/27/17NFMC Piano Festival Results - Read full story
02/27/17Take the First Step College Fair 3/4 - Read full story
02/15/17Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest - Read full story
02/08/17British American Business Council of NC - 2017 British Studies Summer Program - Read full story
01/31/17The Hornets Players Scholarship - apply by February 15th - Read full story
01/31/17ACT Meeting for Parents & Upcoming ACT Workshops - Read full story
01/30/17The Music Therapy Benefit Bash - Read full story
12/20/16Chamber Choir & Orchestra Performing Schubert Mass in G - Read full story
12/06/16The NC Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) presented the first ever statewide scholastic dance ensemble competition in NC and NWSA wins top spot - Read full story
11/28/16Internationally acclaimed artist Jordan Casteel to visit Northwest School of the Arts - Read full story
11/22/16Northwest School of the Arts Bonnie Fraker named 2016 North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) Educator of the Year - Read full story
11/22/16Jimmie Johnson Foundation Announces $100,000 in Champions Grant to Northwest School of the Arts In Partnership with Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®​ - Read full story
11/22/16Hornets and Fox Sports Donate $5,000 to Northwest School of the Arts - Read full story
11/16/16Daily Announcements & More! - Read full story
11/04/16Pay School Fees Online! - Read full story
11/04/162016-2017 Arts Schedule - Read full story
10/17/16CMS Town Hall Meetings - Read full story
09/27/16Northwest Fest is coming! October 8th, 1-5pm - Read full story
09/21/162016 FAFSA Day - Read full story
08/22/16Parking Pass Procedures - Read full story
08/19/16NWSA Student Vehicle Parking Authorization Form - Read full story
08/15/16Still need a graphing calculator? - Read full story
08/15/16What $10 Million Gets You - Read full story
07/13/16Class Registration - July 19 - Read full story
06/03/16Press Release: NWSA Teacher Bryan Wilson is Recipient of the 2016 Golden Educators Residency - Read full story
05/17/16Annual Spring High School Student Art Exhibition - Read full story
05/13/16End Of Year PROCTORS NEEDED! - Read full story
05/09/162016 Merit Awards Recognize Northwest School of the Arts as one of the Most Accomplished Magnet Schools in the Nation - Read full story
05/05/16Shuttle Site Locations - Read full story
04/29/16NWSA Scores Major Nominations for Blumey Awards for Pirates of Penzance - Read full story
04/18/16EOY Testing Schedule - Read full story
04/18/16Press Release: Drive-By Gallery! - Read full story
04/15/16Congratulations to our MS Speech & Debate Team! - Read full story
04/11/16Congratulations to the NWSA Step Team! - Read full story
03/24/16NWSA Honored at the 2016 NCTC Middle School Play Festival! - Read full story
03/24/16NWSA MOST CREATIVE TEENS NAMED AS NATIONAL 2016 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS RECIPIENTS - Read full story
03/09/16Scholastic Book Fair 3/14-3/21 - Read full story
03/08/16National College Fair - Read full story
02/22/16Press Release: NWSA Wins First Place at the First Regional Annual North Carolina August Wilson Monologue Competition - Read full story
02/05/16Juniors, Get Ready for the ACT on March 1st! - Read full story
02/02/16Presenters Needed for Career Fair - Read full story
01/29/16Press Release: ​NWSA PERFORM IN “THE LARAMIE PROJECT” BASED ON THE 1998 MURDER OF MATTHEW SHEPARD - Read full story
01/26/16Press Release: NWSA Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance - Read full story
01/25/16Press Release: Read closely. Think critically. Be worldly. Think Northwest School of the Arts - Read full story
01/06/16Mid-Term Exam Schedule - Read full story
12/15/15Magnet School Transportation Changes - Read full story
12/11/15Press Release: ​Pulitzer Prize nominated Photographer Matuschka to visit Northwest School of the Arts on December 16th, 2016 - Read full story
12/07/15Press Release: ​Northwest School of the Arts celebrates success at the 2015 NCTC State High School Play Festival! - Read full story
12/07/15Press Release: ​Northwest School of the Arts named one of The Brightest High School Theatres in the Country - Read full story
12/02/15Third Annual Young Actor’s Symposium in January Open to Middle and High School Students Throughout the Southeast - Read full story
12/01/15Press Release: NWSA to Present George Handel's 'Messiah' - Read full story
11/30/15Term 1 (fall) Exam Schedule January 12 – 20, 2016 - Read full story
11/19/15Press Release: Northwest School of the Arts High School Students to Debut Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights - Read full story
11/17/15NWSA Middle Schoolers in the News - Read full story
11/06/15NWSA Choral Students to Debut with Charlotte Symphony - Read full story
11/03/15NC College Application Week - Read full story
11/03/15November Calendar - Read full story
10/01/15Mrs. Sears' October Newsletter & Calendar - Read full story
09/24/15MS Fall Ball - Read full story
09/15/15Press Release: Governor McCrory Celebrates Arts in Education Week - Read full story
09/15/15PowerStudent & PowerParent - Read full story
09/01/15Right Moves for Youth - Read full story
08/18/15Governor's School Info Meeting - Read full story
08/14/15Welcome Back Newsletter! - Read full story
08/12/15LOBBY GUARD VISITOR AND VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION - Read full story
08/05/15Student Vehicle Parking Authorization Form 2015-2016 - Read full story
05/20/15Peninsula Yacht Club Piano Fundraiser - Read full story
05/19/15End of Year Testing Schedule - Read full story
05/11/15Recovery Calendar - Read full story
05/08/15Teacher Appreciation Week - Read full story
05/07/15Proctors Needed! - Read full story
05/07/15Sears' May Calendar & Newsletter - Read full story
04/13/15Sears' April Calendar & Newsletter - Read full story
03/14/15Northwest School of the Arts stages benefit concert for piano program - Read full story
03/10/15Sears' March Calendar & Newsletter - Read full story
03/02/15Congratulations to our National Federation of Music Clubs piano festival participants! - Read full story
02/20/15Gold Squad is coming to NWSA! - Read full story
02/11/15Charlotte National College Fair is Coming! - Read full story
02/11/15The ABC's of College Planning - free introduction to the college search process - Read full story
02/02/15Selma Essay Contest for High Schoolers - Read full story
01/30/15Sears' February Calendar & Newsletter - Read full story
01/30/15Cabaret Nights at NWSA! - Read full story
12/24/14Happy Holidays from NWSA! - Read full story
12/19/14Sears' December Newsletter & January Calendar - Read full story
12/15/14Blumenthal Performing Arts Scholarships for Graduating Seniors - Read full story
12/15/14Two performing arts scholarships from Blumenthal Performing Arts! - Read full story
12/15/14Two performing arts scholarships from Blumenthal Performing Arts! - Read full story
12/01/14Ms. Sears' December Newsletter - Read full story
11/14/14Ms. Sears' November Newsletter - Read full story
11/14/14Updated School Calendar, 2014-2015 - Read full story
11/14/14Thoroughly Modern Millie - Read full story
11/12/14First NWSA Homecoming Queen and King! - Read full story
11/12/14College Application Week - Read full story
10/27/14Book Fair! 10/28-11/4 - Read full story
10/20/14AR/STAR Update - Read full story
10/08/14Bringing a Guest to Homecoming? - Read full story
10/06/14Audition Season Has Begun! - Read full story
09/12/14NWSA Calendar, as of 9-11-14 - Read full story
09/02/14Yogarteens is coming to NWSA! - Read full story
07/31/14Student Vehicle Parking Authorization Form - Read full story
07/31/14Special Note to Volunteers, 2014-2015 - Read full story
06/22/142014-2015 A/B Day Calendar - Read full story
06/22/14Theater arts put student,Britany Bowens, on the road to college - Read full story
06/16/14National Medalist students and educators from across the country were celebrated at world-renowned Carnegie Hall - Read full story
06/15/14Brandon Brooks, NWSA Visual Arts student wins prestigious award, art on display in New York - Read full story
05/19/14Shrek the Musical won nine Blumey Awards!!!! - Read full story
05/09/14Mrs. Sears' May Newsletter - Read full story
05/01/14A world premiere for Northwest School of the Arts Music Department - Read full story
03/12/14 2014-2015 High School Planning Guide - Read full story
03/12/14Benefit for the school’s piano program on Sunday, March 23 - Read full story
02/19/14 The Charlotte National College Fair - Sunday, 3/9/14 - Read full story
02/10/14Congratulations to the NWSA Scholastic Art Awards Regional Gold and Silver Key recipients! - Read full story
02/04/14January 31st 2014 Newsletter - Read full story
01/07/14National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds a National Scholarship Program - Read full story
01/07/14January 2014 Newsletter - Read full story
12/18/13Young Actor's Symposium January 11th and 12th - Read full story
11/25/13Eva Noblezada to Star in Miss Saigon in the West End - Read full story
11/25/13Northwest School of the Arts wins at State High School Play Festival (NCTC), - Read full story
11/22/13NWSA Production of The Color Purple movie trailer wins national award!!!! - Read full story
11/18/13Books for Breakfast -November 19th only 7:00 AM -9:00 AM - Read full story
10/31/13Northwest School of the Arts National Honor Society - Read full story
10/17/13Hampton University College Fair - Read full story
10/10/13Enrichment Club Descriptions - Read full story
09/30/13Don't forget to vote on November 5th! - Read full story
09/30/13School Board Representative Eric Davis will be at NWSA 10/15 at 6PM - Read full story
09/25/13Click on the attachment to learn more about the 2013 Bond Issue! - Read full story
09/19/13Help NWSA win $48,000 for a technology makeover-click on read full story - Read full story
09/10/13College and University Representative Visits - Read full story
09/09/13NWSA Curriculum Night is September 26th from 6:00 to 8:00. - Read full story
09/06/13Friends of Northwest PTO meeting Sept 10th - Read full story
08/12/13Auditions for the 2013-2014 school year have concluded - Read full story
06/24/13Follow @nwsarts on Twitter for news on Northwest School of the Arts and real time coverage of our trip to the International Thespian Festival - Read full story
06/24/13Northwest School of the Arts’ ‘The Color Purple’ cast and crew head to Nebraska for International Thespian Festival--follow them on twitter #thesfest2013 - Read full story
05/29/13Rising 6th Grade Open House - Read full story
05/13/13The Color Purple --June 16, 2013 - Read full story
04/26/13Immunization information for rising 6th grade students - Read full story
04/18/13NWSA's 2013 FASHION SHOW - Read full story
04/14/13Visual Arts Booster Club is sponsoring a Silent Auction.... - Read full story
04/10/13College & Career Seminar/Audition Workshops Saturday April 20th from 12-5 - Read full story
04/07/13NWSA Battle of the Books team wins district competition and advances to regionals! - Read full story
04/07/13April 9th Friends of Northwest meeting-Nominations will be accepted for Board and Committee Chair positions - Read full story
03/21/13NWSA Battle of the Books team proceeds to the district competition! - Read full story
03/21/13ECU Honors College Presentation-Monday, April 8, 2013 - Read full story
03/14/13Any1 Can - Read full story
03/03/13NWSA rededication of the Mecklenburg County Court House - Read full story
02/28/13Benefit concert for the NWSA piano program - Read full story
02/10/13Buy a NWSA sweatshirt---only $25.00!! - Read full story
02/05/13College Fair Information - Read full story
02/04/13Footloose---buy your tickets now!!!!! - Read full story
02/04/13Get your tickets for The Color Purple on June 16th at Ovens Auditorium - Read full story
02/03/13Wells Fargo’s $50,000 boosts fundraising for NWSA students hoping to attend the International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska. This donation leaves the students with $41,000 left to raise. Click read full story and please donate! - Read full story
12/04/12Northwest art students capture live event - Read full story
11/19/12Watch video of the NWSA chamber choir at the dedication of the Clifton E. Johnson - Read full story
09/26/12The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Scholarship - Read full story
08/02/12NWSA presents The Color Purple September 14-16 - Read full story
07/26/12Important information for parents of ALL rising 6th graders-- Tdap booster shot - Read full story
06/20/12NWSA students create an original teen Rock Musical - Read full story
06/20/12NWSA student travels the world - Read full story
06/20/12NWSA student performs in "Dreamgirls" - Read full story
05/25/12Summer Program Opportunities - Read full story
05/17/12NWSA Presents The Color Purple - Read full story
05/15/12NWSA Graduation/rehearsal information - Read full story
05/14/12Invest in Northwest! $15,500 by 5/15 Drive - Read full story
05/14/12Discount summer courses at Queens - Read full story
05/14/12NWSA student performances and mural unveiling - Read full story
05/07/12Northwest student Abby Corrigan basks in big break in Hallmark film - Read full story
05/07/12Eva Noblezada nominated for Blumey for her role in ‘West Side Story’ - Read full story
05/01/12summer camp directory - Read full story
04/26/12Theatre department and the Teen Health Connection present the Big Picture - Read full story
04/23/12The visual art booster is hosting it's 4th annual silent auction - Read full story
04/16/12Host an International Exchange student - Read full story
04/09/12The three finalists for the superintendency of CMS come to NWSA - Read full story
03/26/12Dessert Theatre - Read full story
03/15/12Dessert Theatre - Read full story
03/13/12"Walking in Success" Modeling Show and Black History Program - Read full story
03/12/12Nordstrom Scholarship Program - Read full story
02/22/12Raise Money For NWSA - Read full story
02/22/12Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society - Read full story
02/22/12Boxtops for Education - Read full story
02/14/12Raise money for NWSA - Read full story
02/14/12Choral News - Read full story
02/14/12NWSA Open House - Read full story
02/14/12West Side Story tickets on sale - Read full story
02/07/12 Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball - Read full story
02/06/12FAFSA DAY---Saturday February 18, 2012 - Read full story
01/31/12Donations needed for reception after Dr. Bowe Memorial Service - Read full story
01/31/12Memorial service for Dr. Bowe - Read full story
01/06/12Mardi Gras Masquerade - Read full story
12/13/11Holiday Social - Read full story
12/06/11Yearbook picture re-takes - Read full story
11/30/11NWSA booster clubs - Read full story
11/30/11Yearbook reminder - Read full story
11/30/11NWSA Open House - Read full story
11/30/11Band and Orchestra Booster Spaghetti Dinner - Read full story
11/21/11Awards from NCTC - Read full story
11/17/11DONATE FOOD FOR THANKGIVING BOXES-DUE MONDAY NOV 21st - Read full story
11/16/11NWSA Yearbook Recognition Ad -click on the paper clips for more information - Read full story
11/08/11NWSA drama students advance to state competition at NCTC - Read full story
10/19/11Boxtops for Education - Read full story
10/19/11Fundraiser at Brixx on October 25th 6:00-9:00 - Read full story
10/17/11Rock the Vote -- - Read full story
10/11/11FOR GLEE INFORMATION SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE - Read full story
09/27/11Yearbook - Read full story
09/22/11MS Chorus student competition - Read full story
09/22/11NWSA Advocacy Committee - Read full story
09/22/11Dance Boosters information session - Read full story
09/20/11Friends of Northwest -NORTHWEST NIGHTS - Read full story
08/31/11Email Friends of Northwest - Read full story
08/31/11Support NWSA - Read full story
08/31/11Friends of Northwest - Read full story
08/31/11BACKWARD'S BROADWAY - Read full story
08/25/11Beauty and the Beast Auditions - Read full story
07/19/11Friends of Northwest -July 21st - Read full story
05/25/11NWSA visual arts student create mural for CMPD - Read full story
04/14/11Visual Arts Booster Club Silent Auction - Read full story
04/14/11Band and Orchestra Booster is holding a raffle. - Read full story
04/07/11Women's Choral Ensemble and Chamber Singers - Read full story
04/07/11Mr. Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General to visit NWSA - Read full story
04/04/11Choral students win awards in Williamsburg - Read full story
03/30/11Visual Arts Booster Club 3rd annual Silent Auction - Read full story
03/28/11Wednesday, April 6th live webinar for NWSA parents about teacher effectiveness - Read full story
03/17/11Band and Orchestra Booster Music fundraiser - Read full story
03/16/11NWSA Review Showcase 2011 - Read full story
03/15/11NWSA National Scholastic Winners - Read full story
03/11/11NWSA wins high scores at the National Federation of Music Clubs piano festival - Read full story
03/11/11An NWSA student is awarded money for the NWSA music department - Read full story
03/11/112010 NCMEA High School Honors Chorus in Winston Salem - Read full story
03/11/11Mars Hill College Choral Festival - Read full story
03/11/11Scholastic Art Awards - Read full story
03/11/11National College Fair Information - Read full story
03/11/11College visits to NWSA - Read full story
03/10/11Congratulations to the NWSA Orchestra - Read full story
03/01/11Purchase tickets for Middle School Theatre performances - Read full story
02/24/11March 28th meeting for (PTA)Friends of Northwest School of the Arts 6:00-8:00 - Read full story
02/24/11NWSA is looking for parent volunteers to coordinate students performances - Read full story
02/24/11NWSA is looking for parent volunteers to help with auditions - Read full story
02/24/11NWSA is looking for a parent with interior design experience - Read full story
02/24/11Friends of Northwest (PTA) is looking for volunteers - Read full story
02/24/11Information from Dr. Gorman-please open to view website - Read full story
02/22/11NWSA Shakespeare Recitation Team winners - Read full story
02/21/11NC Poet Laurete to visit NWSA - Read full story
02/16/112011 NWSA Scholastic Writing Award Winners - Read full story
02/15/11Delfeayo Marsalis -read full story and watch the video clip - Read full story
02/08/11The Actor's Journey and The Actor's Journey For Kids - Read full story
02/07/11Shakespeare Recitation Competition at Wingate - Read full story
02/07/11Chorus and Chanber singers sing at Wingate University - Read full story
02/01/11Boxtops for Education and NWSA - Read full story
02/01/11Harris Teeter VIC card and NWSA - Read full story
02/01/11 New York City Broadway director to present at NWSA - Read full story
01/28/11Scholastic Art Awards - Read full story
01/28/11NC Western Regional Orchestra Festival - Read full story
01/05/11MTV auditions for the series MADE to be held at NWSA on January 19th - Read full story
12/15/10Parent University December 18th - Read full story
12/15/10Band Dessert Theatre Concert Monday, December 20, 2010 - Read full story
12/15/10Orchestra Winter Concert This Thursday December 16th - Read full story
12/15/10 DVDs Available for Band Dessert Theatre Concert - Read full story
12/10/10CMS school delay information for inclement weather - Read full story
12/06/10Spirit Week December 13th-17th - Read full story
12/06/10Canned Food Drive - Read full story
12/06/10NWSA Yearbook information - Read full story
12/06/10Theatre department is selling official Snuggies with "Northwest School of the Arts" - Read full story
12/01/10Chamber Singers to Billy Graham Library - Read full story
12/01/10Chamber Singers to Carriage Club - Read full story
12/01/10Women's Ensemble to Billy Graham Library - Read full story
12/01/10Chamber Singers to 4th Ward/Holiday Home Tour - Read full story
12/01/10Chamber Singers to Christmas in Davidson - Read full story
12/01/10Chamber Singers to Craig Avenue Tabernacle - Read full story
11/29/10NWSA'S INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE - Read full story
11/29/10The Caucasian Chalk Circle-winners at NCTC - Read full story
11/29/10The Wedding Singer - Read full story
11/12/10Mars Hill College Festival Chorus - Read full story
11/09/10Award winning NWSA play "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" - Read full story
11/08/10Senior Kevin Caldwell is recognized in Charlotte Parent Magazine November 2010 - Read full story
10/20/10Congratulations to Ms. Hartsell - Read full story
10/20/10NWSA info for prospective students - Read full story
10/20/10Dates for NWSA'S informational open house - Read full story
10/08/10NWSA Costume Shop needs hangers - Read full story
10/08/10NWSA TAG (Theatre Arts Guild) - Read full story
10/08/10Northwest's grants committee - Read full story
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