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Student Placement


Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28210
Monday - Friday, walk-in and customer services hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 



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 to learn about magnet options.

If you have questions about school boundaries or need your transportation zone, email your address to

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.

Please select the following link for key dates, school choice information and the lottery application:

Link: School Choice Lottery

The Round I Choice Lottery application period is from November 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019.  The Round II Choice Lottery application period is from January 2, 2020 - January 22, 2020. This application is available each day between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM. Call Student Placement at 980-343-5335 with additional questions.