New Application Process for Siblings
- Siblings applying to magnet programs may apply through the online student assignment/magnet lottery.
- Siblings applying to non-magnet programs must apply through the online Request for Reassignment/Transfer form.
CMS Sibling Guarantee Policy
CMS Sibling Guarantee Policy guarantees sibling placement into the same school or program. In instances where there is more than one program at a school, the sibling guarantee applies to the same program only. For example, partial magnet schools have both a magnet program and a general academics program. The sibling guarantee would apply only if the sibling applied to the same magnet program as the current student. Sibling guarantee will operate for all magnet program options at E.E. Waddell Academy of International Languages and Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology.
Current CMS Students
For current CMS students the sibling guarantee operates with the current CMS sibling pulling in a younger sibling(s) or twin during the lottery process. The younger sibling(s) must identify the same program the current CMS sibling attends as their first choice option on their online student assignment/magnet lottery application. For example, if the older sibling attends the IB program at East Meck, the younger sibling(s) must apply to the IB program at East Meck in order for the sibling guarantee to operate. Siblings must meet any magnet program entrance requirements.
New Students to CMS
For families new to CMS, the sibling guarantee operates for all siblings in a family during the lottery process. All siblings must identify the same program as their first choice option. Siblings must meet any magnet program entrance requirements.
In addition to the above, the first admitted sibling must remain enrolled in the school for the entire year in order for the sibling guarantee to remain in effect for the other sibling(s).