Effective October 16, 2017, the new Student Placement walk-in location and customer service hours will be as follows:
Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28210
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be operating on a four day work schedule from June 17 to August 12. Walk-in and customer services hours during this period will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Home School Information
Students are assigned to a home school based on their residential address.
Students are automatically assigned to their home school upon enrollment. Transportation is provided to your home school.
CMS offers many school choice options. School Choice applications are accepted in the fall.
Visit CMSChoice.org to learn about magnet options.
If you have questions about school boundaries or need your transportation zone, email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about Magnet programs please contact the Magnet Office at 980-343-5030.
School Choice Lottery
Each year new and current CMS families have an opportunity to apply for Magnet/Career & Technical Education (CTE) or other school option programs through the online school options lottery. The online lottery application provides families with a list of their school options based on the student’s residential address. New families must enroll by the appropriate deadlines to participate in the lottery. If your child was previously enrolled in CMS but is not currently attending a CMS school or enrolled for the upcoming school year, you must first re-enroll prior to being able to submit a lottery application.
The Round I Choice Lottery Application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available November 30, 2018 - January 7, 2019.
The Round II Choice Lottery Application will be available January 18, 2019 - February 11, 2019.
School Choice Lottery Application (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
The School Choice Lottery application is currently offline.
The Round I Choice Lottery application period is from November 30, 2018 - January 7, 2019. The Round II Choice Lottery application period is from January 18, 2019 - February 11, 2019. This application is available each day between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM. Call Student Placement at 980-343-5335.