Thank you for your interest in Northwest School of the Arts!

Please follow the instructions below:

1. Complete the Audition Request Form as soon as your child decides to audition.

2. Read your child’s Audition Requirements carefully so they can prepare for their audition/portfolio review.

3.Check audition Dates & Deadlines and your email weekly to schedule the audition. We will call if we are not able to reach you via email.

NOW ACCEPTING AUDITION REQUESTS FOR "SPRING" AUDITIONS...see "Dates and Deadlines" tab under "Audition at NWSA" above.

  • We have space in the following grades as of now. We encourage interested students to audition in request an audition as soon as they decide to audition.

    • We are most likely to have room in grades 6, 9, 11,12 and some in 8th. Spaces in 7th and 10th will depend on how many students leave the school after the end of the year.

  • NEW FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS PLACED AT NWSA: see "Audition Announcements" tab for class registration information.

  • Please review the website before contacting the school.

**New to or returning to CMS?** Residency in Mecklenburg County is a non-negotiable requirement for attending NWSA, or any CMS school. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools requires that auditions be scheduled for CURRENT residents of Mecklenburg County only. Fore more information about enrolling your child, please visit CMS Enrollment page.

¡Recursos para hispanohablantes! Los documentos de audiciones traducidos al español se pueden encontrar en la siguiente CARPETA de Google Drive.

Thank you for your interest in our school! The CMS School Choice Lottery is the way most students are admitted to our school after a passed audition. The lottery period is ending and we are now planning for "Spring" Auditions to place students at the school. If your child has not yet been scheduled, the Spring audition information dates/deadlines will apply to them.

Students at NWSA concentrate in arts areas, or "majors." Middle school students are only permitted to major in one arts area, even if they pass two auditions. High school students are able to major in more than one area. It is also important to note that current 8th graders who intend to remain at NWSA for High School must pass an audition AND must enter the lottery for the corresponding NWSA program in order to be guaranteed their seat at NWSA for high school. This applies even to new NWSA students who just passed an audition to get into 8th grade.

The "Audition at NWSA" tab (above) contains an Audition Process Checklist to help you manage the process. The checklist only covers essential steps, so please review the website entirely. Follow the steps, observe dates and deadlines, and make sure your child prepares for their audition or portfolio review using the Audition Requirements!

I'm available to answer questions after you have reviewed the information on this website. Check out the other tabs on the menu above for lots of information about our school! We would also love for you to join us at an Information Session or daytime school tour!

Best of luck and "break a leg"!

Ka'Shara Davis,

NWSA Audition Coordinator

Phone: (980) 343-5500

Below you can find a recording that will give you more information about our school!

NWSA Live Recruiting Event

In the video below, you will find our welcome video for prospective students and families!

Below you can find additional links to learn more about NWSA!