CMS School Choice Lottery Opens for 2018-19 School Year
Students at Smithfield Elementary
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The application period for round one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Choice Lottery for the 2018-19 school year begins Nov. 13 through Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. The first-round application period is earlier than in years past. To apply for a school choice seat (formerly known as a magnet seat), a child must be enrolled as a CMS student and have a student identification number. Students new to CMS in the 2018-2019 school year must be enrolled by Dec. 1 to be eligible for the first school choice lottery. Students who enroll after Dec. 1 will be eligible for the second magnet lottery that runs from Jan. 12-Feb. 19, 2018. Each student may apply for up to three school choices. The lottery is free and open to all CMS families.
If you are interested in a certain school, attend an open house or information session happening throughout the month. Find more details about CMS School Choice options and open house dates at cmschoice.org.