West Charlotte High School was established in 1938 on the current campus of Northwest School of the Arts and is one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg's oldest public schools. It has a rich history of producing widely noted public officials, athletes, and business leaders and is affectionately known as, "DubC".
West Charlotte High School offers diverse curricula opportunities. In addition to the standard course offerings, it provides nine (9) Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the areas of English, Calculus, Statistics, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Law, Human Geography and Art. Additional offerings occur for international competition in the International Baccalaureate Program. This competition provides the opportunity for highly motivated, college-bound scholars to engage in academic rigorous and a well-rounded educational program, which promotes and encourages academic competitiveness, as well as, an appreciation of and sensitivity to different cultures, attitudes and values. Therefore, on April 2005, West Charlotte High School was authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School. It has successfully offered courses under the IBO programme to those scholars who seek the academic rigor and cultural awareness of the international programme.
Although academics reigns supreme in the hallowed halls of West Charlotte High School, we offer many opportunities for our scholars to diversify their high school experiences. These opportunities include participation in such athletic programs as: football, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming, cheerleading team, dancing team, wrestling, indoor track,softball, baseball, and outdoor track. Also, there are a myriad of clubs offered to our scholars. Among our offerings are the National Honor Society, Key Club, Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society, Order of the Lions, IB Council, FBLA, SAVE, HOSA, Chess, Band, Chorus, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Yearbook, NAACP, Lions for Christ, and the International Club.
The historical documentary film below was produced in 1996. The film demonstrates the incredible history of West Charlotte High School and its impact in Charlotte and the community at-large.
Spanning more than 50 years, the stories from former teachers and students tell how our historic school in the heart of an African American neighborhood, became nationally known as the city's example of successful integration. Enjoy the film.
Partnerships Matter... Thank you!
The film was directed and produced by Kathryn Frye. Tim Gibbs served as associate producer. Airing first on UNC-TV, this documentary was made possible by the support of The City of Charlotte Video Production Facility and its director of photography, Joe Travis. Major funding was provided by Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia Bank of North Carolina). Additional funding was provided by the C.D. Spangler Foundation, Lance, Southern Bell, Piedmont Natural Gas and the West Charlotte National Alumni Association.