Elementary School Overview
The elementary school campus mirrors the reputation of academic excellence that has been the hallmark of Lake Norman Charter since the school opened as a middle school in the late 1990’s. The high school was added in 2007 and graduated their first senior class in 2011. Already knowing the recipe for academic success is the reason why our elementary students are at an immediate advantage. The elementary school was established in 2017 and is now comprised of 610 students in grades K-4 with approximately 120 students per grade level. Our new 65,000 square foot elementary school building was completed in fall 2019.
Our low student-to-teacher ratio helps our teachers get to know their students and families while providing differentiated instruction within their classrooms. Our teachers are at the top of their profession and maintain high expectations for all students while providing lessons that are engaging and meaningful.
As a public school, Lake Norman Charter follows the North Carolina State Curriculum. Teachers supplement the standard state curriculum with innovative practice and greater depth of knowledge. At the elementary school, students have blocks of time dedicated to literacy and math instruction. Science and social studies are also an integral part of the curriculum that incorporates reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills. In addition to the core academics, students participate in physical education, art, music, media center, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) each week.
Homework at the elementary school is commensurate with students' age/grade level and provides practice with the skills students are learning in class. Our goal is to only give homework that is of quality and directly tied to the instruction in the classroom. We know that further repetition leads to true understanding and comprehension.
Our technological component of Smart Boards in every classroom as well as student access to technological devices within the classroom is essential in this fast-paced 21st Century global economy.
Lastly, Lake Norman Charter believes in teaching to the hearts as well as the minds of elementary students as we set the foundation in preparing them to learn, lead and serve. Leadership skills will also be taught and integrated as we believe that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader in many different ways. Service learning is taught, modeled and practiced as our students progress through the elementary school.