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Charlotte-area charter schools

Charlotte Lab School second graders Lauten Mehalic, Henry Brooks and Chandler Sloan “show some love” to a fellow student.
Charlotte Lab School second graders Lauten Mehalic, Henry Brooks and Chandler Sloan “show some love” to a fellow student. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

The Charlotte region is home to more than 40 charter schools, which receive public money to educate students but operate under independent boards that report directly to the state.

Grades listed are for 2017-18; some plan to add grades later. For more info on N.C. charter schools: www.dpi.state.nc.us/charterschools; S.C. charter schools: www.sccharterschools.org.

Mecklenburg County

1. Aristotle Preparatory Academy: 8101 Fallsdale Drive., Charlotte. 704-215-4550. aristotle.teamcfa.org. Grades K-5.

2. Bradford Preparatory School: 2502 Salome Church Road, Charlotte. 704-549-0080. http://www.bradfordprepschool.or. Grades K-11.

3. Charlotte Choice Charter: 3124 Milton Rd., Charlotte. 980-272-8308. www.charlottechoicecharter.org. Grades K-8.

4. Charlotte Lab School, 301 E. 9th St., Charlotte. 704-464-3830. http://www.charlottelabschool.org/. Grades K-6.

5. Charlotte Learning Academy: 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte. 980-355-2077. http://www.charlottelearningacademy.org/. Grades 6-12.

6. Charlotte Secondary: 8601 McAlpine Park Drive, Charlotte. 704-295-0137.www.charlottesecondary.org. Grades 6-12.

7. Commonwealth High: 5112 Central Ave., Charlotte. 704-899-4998.www.commonwealthhs.com. Grades 9-12.

8. Community School of Davidson: Grades K-7: 565 Griffith St., Davidson. 704-896-6262. Grades 8-12: 404 Armour St., Davidson. 704- 897-8061.www.csdnc.org. Grades K-12.

9. Corvian Community School: Elementary school, 9501 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte. 704-717-7550. Middle school, 4125 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. http://www.corvian.org/. Grades K-8.

10. Invest Collegiate Transform: 2045 Suttle Ave., Charlotte. 704-370-4000. http://www.icconsortium.us. Grades K-8.

11. KIPP Charlotte: 931 Wilann Drive, Charlotte. 704-537-2044. www.kippcharlotte.org. Grades K-1, 4-8.

12. Lake Norman Charter: Elementary school, 10019 Hambright Road, Huntersville. Middle school, 12435 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-948-8600. High school, 12701 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, 704-875-3389.http://www.lncharter.org/pages/Lake_Norman_Charter. Grades K-2, 5-12.

13. Mallard Creek STEM Academy: 9142 Browne Road, Charlotte. 980-216-4811. www.mcstemacademy.org. Grades K-7.

14. Matthews Charter Academy: 2332 Mount Harmony Church Road, Matthews. 980-339-5449. www.nhaschools.com/schools/matthews. Grades K-7.

15. Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy: 5225 Seventy-Seven Center Drive, Charlotte. 704-503-1112. www.scholarsacademy.org. Grades K-8.

16. Movement Charter School: 2701-B Freedom Drive, Charlotte. 704-585-1356. http://movementschool.com. Grades K-2.

17. Pioneer Springs Community School: 9300 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte. 704-494-0777. http://pioneersprings.org/. Grades K-6.

18. Queen City STEM School, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. 980-299-6633. http://queencitystem.org. Grades K-8.

19. Queens Grant Community School: 6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. 704-573-6611. http://queensgrant.heritageacademies.com. Grades K-8.

20. Queens Grant High School: 10323 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-545-0736. www.queensgranthigh.org. Grades 9-12.

21. Socrates Academy: 3909 Weddington Road, Matthews. 704-321-1711. http://www.socratesacademy.us. Grades K-8.

22. Stewart Creek High School: 2701-F Freedom Drive, Charlotte. 704-755-5112. http://stewartcreekhs.com. Grades 9-12.

23. Sugar Creek Charter: K-8 school, 4101 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-509-5470. High school, 7821 Old Concord Road, Charlotte. 980-242-3070. www.thesugarcreek.org. Grades K-12.

24. Thunderbird Preparatory: 17609 Old Statesville Road, Cornelius. 704-412-1024. www.thunderbirdprep.org. Grades K-7.

25. United Community School: 1406 Suther Road, Charlotte. 980-819-0555. www.ucsnc.org. Grades K-5.

26. Unity Classical Charter School: 1929 W Arrowood Road, Charlotte. 980-202-5899. unityclassical.teamcfa.school. Grades K-2.

27. UpROAR Leadership Academy: 5500 North Tryon St., Charlotte. 980.585.3722. www.uproarleadership.org. Grades 5-8.

28. Veritas Community School: 2600 Grimes St., Charlotte. 980-677- 0101. http://veritas.teamcfa.school/ Grades K-5.

Cabarrus County

29. A.C.E. Academy: 7807 Caldwell Road, Harrisburg. 704-456-7153. www.aceacademycharter.org. Grades K-8.

30. Cabarrus Charter Academy: 355 Poplar Crossing Drive NW, Concord. 704-789-2500. http://www.cabarruscharter.org. Grades K-11.

31. Carolina International School: 9545 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-455-3847. www.carolinainternationalschool.org. Grades K-12.

32. Kannapolis Charter Academy: 1911 Concord Lake Road, Kannapolis. 704-273-5310. http://www.kannapolischarter.org/. Grades K-7.

Gaston County

33. Mountain Island Charter: 13440 Lucia-Riverbend Hwy., Mount Holly. 704-827-8840. www.micharter.org. Grades K-12.

34. Piedmont Community: Elementary, 119 E. Second Ave., Gastonia. 704-853-2428. Secondary, 2970 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia. 704-349-4640. http://pccharter.teamcfa.org. Grades K-12.

Iredell County

35. American Renaissance: Elementary, 132 E. Broad St., Statesville. 704-924-8870. Middle, 217 S. Center St., Statesville. 704-878-6009. www.arsnc.org. Grades K-8.

36. Iredell Charter Academy: 251 Home Improvement Street, Troutman. www.iredellcharter.org. Grades K-7. 704-508-0105.

37. Langtree Charter Academy: Lower Campus, 154 Foundation Court, Mooresville. 704-705-1698. Upper Campus, 185 W. Waterlynn Rd., Mooresville. 704-235-0865. www.langtreecharter.org. Grades K-11.

38. Pine Lake Preparatory: 104 Yellow Wood Circle, Mooresville. 704-237-5300. www.pinelakeprep.org. Grades K-12.

39. Success Institute: 1424 #2 Rickert St., Statesville. 704-881-0441. www.successinstitutecharterschool.com. Grades K-8.

Lincoln County

40. Lincoln Charter: Lincolnton campus, grades K-12, 133 Eagle Nest Road, Lincolnton. 704-736-9888 (grades 6-12). 704-736-4549 (grades K-5). Denver campus, grades K-12, 7834 Galway Lane, Denver. 704-483-6611 (grades 7-12). 704-489-4343 (grades K-6). www.lincolncharter.org.

Union County

41. Union Academy: Upper campus, 675 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Monroe. 704-238-8883. Lower campus, 3828 Old Charlotte Hwy., Monroe. 704-283-5678. www.unionacademy.org. Grades K-12.

42. Union Day School: 8120 Kensington Drive, Waxhaw. 704-256-1494. www.uniondayschool.com. Grades K-4.

43. Union Preparatory Academy at Indian Trail: 2324 Younts Road, Indian Trail. 704-893-3607. http://www.indiantrailprep.org/. Grades K-7.

York County, S.C.

44. Riverwalk Academy: 5750 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. 803-327-8400 riverwalkacademy.com. Grades K-12.

45. York Preparatory Academy: 1047 Golden Gate Court, Rock Hill. 803-324-4400. www.yorkprepsc.org. Grades K-12.

Virtual

46. N.C. Connections Academy: 919-224-4040. http://www.connectionsacademy.com/north-carolina-virtual-school. Grades K-12.

47. N.C. Virtual Academy: 919-346-0121. http://ncva.k12.com. Grades K-12.

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