South Charlotte Middle School strives to foster a well-rounded student by maintaining high academic standards as well as providing numerous elective programs.
Each grade level collaboratively plans and uses vertical curriculum teams to insure that material is challenging and non-repetitive. Instructional grouping meets the needs of varying achievement levels. The focus in all classrooms is differentiation with the goal to have as few students as possible requiring remediation, while we also challenge ourselves to raise the level of our high achievers.
South Charlotte currently offers acccelerated and scholars level courses in which students are placed based on their performance on the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests. Interdisciplinary Units of study are emphasized. Challenging literature is chosen to coincide with the periods of history being discussed in social studies. Teachers plan with the end in mind, and create essays, hands-on projects, lab experiments, research projects, portfolios, and rubrics to keep students actively engaged in learning.
At South Charlotte, we believe that high academic achievement and a safe and orderly environment must occur simultaneously.
In addition to year-long elective options such as Band, Orchestra, and Foreign Language, 7th and 8th Graders at South Charlotte have a 9th Block option for an additional elective which meets every day for 45 minutes.
Digital technology is a strong component of all classes at South Charlotte Middle School. Here, an 8th grade Social Studies class is using Chromebooks to enhance their lesson.