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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Location: Charotte, NC

Population: 2,296,569

Closest City: Charlotte, NC

Distance to Closest City: 5 min

Airport Code: CLT

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 30
Students per High School: 1,500-2,000
Student to Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Approximate Start Date: End of August
Approximate End Date: Early June
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: Yes
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation:Yes
Enrollment Restrictions: Cannot play sports, cannot have graduated, cannot be over 18
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Community Information

Whether you want to watch high-intensity sports, explore nature, or learn about culture, Charlotte, North Carolina has something for you. If you love cars, you cannot pass up the opportunity to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Thrill seekers will enjoy the U.S. National Whitewater Center and Carowinds Amusement Park, known as the thrill capital of the Southeast. For more relaxed entertainment, Charlotte has the Becthler Museum of Modern Art and The Blumenthal Performing Arts complex. The Daniel Stow Botanical Garden was named one of the nation's "20 Great Gardens" by the Home and Garden Channel. Charlotte is colorful and friendly, which makes it easy to explore.

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School Profile

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools set high standards for their students in order to create better opportunities for their future endeavors. The district is preparing their students to be leaders in the ever changing, globally competitive world. These efforts made by CMS secured $63 million in college scholarships for their students. The district also received the Broad Prize for Urban Education, the largest education prize in the country. CMS not only endorses challenging education, but they also proudly promote diversity. Their student body consists of students from 160 different countries.


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