About Spectrum of the Arts

The Betty Stovall Spectrum of the Arts is a unique arts experience for current 4th– 8th grade Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students who are talented in the area of art, music, dance, drama, or creative writing. Students are nominated for this program by the arts area teachers in their schools. Spectrum of the Arts, now in its 27th year, offers students the opportunity to spend five and a half hours a day in an intensive study of the arts. Three hours of each day are spent in a primary area (referred to as a “major”) of talent, and the remainder of the day is divided between each of the other arts areas (referred to as “minors”).  This eight day experience will be held June 7 – June 17, 2021 (Mondays-Thursdays only) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. . On the final day of the program (June 27, 2021), students “share” a sampling of their creativity. Students are selected for the program based on teacher nominations from each school. If you are interested, please reach out to your child’s Academic Facilitator, Talent Development Teacher, Dance Teacher, Art Teacher, Drama Teacher and/or Music Teacher. Nominations will begin in January 2020.

Welcome to the Renaissance

Spectrum - Summer 2021

Dear Spectrum Parents & Guardians,  

We have been informed that Spectrum of the Arts will be able to operate in person this summer! 

The dates will be June 7 - 17, 2021 (Mondays through Thursdays ONLY, as CMS buildings are closed on Fridays in the summer) at East Mecklenburg High School (6800 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212). Students can begin drop off at 8:30 am with the program starting at 9:00 am. Pick up will be at 2:30 pm. Transportation is not provided. 

We look forward to seeing you in person in early June 2021! 


Trinette Atri

Director, Spectrum of the Arts