Villa Heights Academic Center

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Basic Information

Address: 800 Everett Place Charlotte, NC 28205
County: Mecklenburg
School District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Phone Number: 980-343-3666
Fax Number: 980-343-3668
Principal: David Legrand

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Additional Information

School Type: Elementary Magnet School-Learning Immersion and Talent Development
Founded: 1992
Ages/Grades: Kindergarten-Fifth Grades
School Setting:

Villa Heights community

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 9:15-3:30
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: purple and gold
School Mascot: Viking
School Size: 323 students
Classroom Size: 20-24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20-24 (K-2 classrooms have instructional assistants.)

Accelerated Program-We follow the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, but we move at a fast pace and enrich. Our teachers also use Junior Great Books, Paideia Seminars, and William and Mary curriculum for gifted learners.

School Performance: Honor School of Excellence for 12 years in a row
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Laptop Computer Lab
Computers and printer in all classrooms
Two SmartBoards

School Championships:

Odyssey of the Mind, Chess, Science Olympiad, Martin Luther King, Jr. K-2 and 3-5 Art Winners-3rd Place and Honorable Mention

School Clubs:

Chess, Monthly Interest Clubs

Awards & Recognition: Honor School of Excellence for 12 years
Parking Spaces/Availability:

We have a parking lot and we allow parking on the playground area during special events.

Admissions Requirements:

All students enter through a district lottery. New students in 3rd-5th grade must be certified as gifted to enter the lottery.  Students in K-2 must be able to keep up with a challenging, fast-paced curriculum.

Admissions Deadline: Magnet School Deadlines for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Mission Statement:

It is our mission to foster high academic achievement and the growth of creative and critical thinkers, lifelong learners, involved citizens, and 21st century problem solvers by providing a nurturing, challenging, and innovative program that engages gifted and talented students, their families, and the community.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our vision is to become a model of excellence in the education of gifted and talented students.

School History:

Our school was established as a full magnet school in 1992.

School Motto: Excellence For All