Northwest School of the Arts

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Northwest School of the Leroy's
Address
1415 Beatties Ford
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto "Northwest is simply the best"
School district Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Principal Melody Sears
Campus Director Joyce Lockhart
Teaching staff 63
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 1000
Color(s) Black/Maroon/Silver
Athletics None
Mascot Dragon
Yearbook Renaissance
Website

Northwest Schools of the Arts is a grade 6 through 12 art magnet school in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1]

Northwest School of the Arts is an arts magnet school near downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. The school includes grades 6-12 and currently enrolls around 1100 students.

Students audition for acceptance and choose a major; majors available include performing arts (theatre, musical theatre, ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, orchestra, choir, and band) and visual arts (painting, drawing, studio, printmaking, photography, fibers, sculpting, ceramics, and other classes which depend on availability and student participation), as well as technical theatre; a communications major was added for the 2010-2011 school year and beyond. NWSA hosts a variety of AP classes, including AP art classes such as AP Studio and AP academics like AP English and AP Biology. Northwest students are active in organizations such as Student Leadership, Diversity Club, Yearbook, Literary Magazine, and Intermission, the school's award-winning newspaper.

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Coordinates: 35°15′26″N 80°51′22″W / 35.257086°N 80.8561825°W / 35.257086; -80.8561825