CMS 2016-17 Magnet Lottery Opens Tomorrow

If you’re thinking about where your child will go to school in the 2016-2017, mark your calendar. The application period for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Magnet School Lottery opens tomorrow, Dec. 4.

Students must have been enrolled in CMS by Jan. 11 to submit an application for the online lottery. There will be a second lottery that runs from Jan. 12, 2016 through May 13, 2016 for new students enrolled after Jan. 11.

CMS offers various magnet themes, such as Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, STEM, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, and many others. With  magnet schools, the themes focus on promoting the interests, talents and abilities of the students. 

CMS will hold a School Options Fair on Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. Most of the schools also typically hold open houses November through January—check here for a list of dates and times.

CMS will begin sending out lottery notification letters in late February 2016.