The Traditional program is committed to developing young citizens that possess leadership skills that are nurtured within and are demonstrated openly in service and responsibility to self, family, community, and country.

Using the Leader in Me model, the program builds cooperative relationships and nurtures responsibility, kindness and good judgment as the basis for creating a successful community of learners. By developing the whole child – socially, emotionally, academically and ethically — the program fosters a climate of principle-centered and personal leadership. The principles of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, internationally renowned consultant and author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First, are embedded in the school’s culture and guide the students, faculty and staff in building the leadership model.

Special Features​​​

  • Ongoing collaborative projects at both schools through a relationship with the School of Education at Queens University of Charlotte
  • Rigorous teaching of study skills and core emphasis on the basics
  • Development of student sense of responsibility to self, family, community, and country
  • Leadership & service curriculum for all grade levels K-5

Traditional Elementary Schools​​​

​School (Grade Level) Program ​Transportation ​Entry Grades ​Entrance Requirements
Green, Violet (east)* Elizabeth ES (K-5) Traditional Neighborhood Stops K-5 None
Blue, Violet (west) Myers Park ES (K-5)

*Violet (east) includes students zoned for Hough, North Mecklenburg , Mallard Creek and Vance High Schools.  Violet (west) includes students zoned for Hopewell, West Mecklenburg, and West Charlotte High Schools.​​