Southwest Middle School serves students in grades six through eight. It is a part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, which operates several elementary, middle and high schools. Southwest Middle School offers an academic curriculum that includes various subjects, such as math, science, social studies and language arts. It also supports a variety of extracurricular programs in visual arts, dance, physical education, and choral, orchestral and instrumental music. In addition, Southwest Middle School offers the English as a Second Language program and conducts foreign language sessions in French and Spanish. Located in Charlotte, N.C., the school has a parent-teacher-student association that conducts a variety of fundraising events and activities.