Magnet Programs
Special Application Procedures 
 Special Application and Entrance Procedures

In some instances, students may wish to apply to a magnet or program that is not shown on their online lottery application form. In this case, students will not be allowed to apply through the lottery, and must instead complete the online Request for Reassignment/Transfer form. Please note, failure to complete the instruction steps in the correct order may result in a delay or inability to process your request

For more information on Special Application and Entrance Procedures for magnet themes and grade levels, please review the following:

*         Language Immersion (late entry: grades 1 and above), please click here.

*         Montessori (late entry: grades 2 and above at Chantilly, Park Road, Highland Mill and Sedgefield Middle; grades 1 and above at Long Creek),    please click here.

*         International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (transcript review: grades 11 and 12), please click here.

*         Phillip O. Berry Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (transcript review: grades 11 and 12), please click here.

*         World Languages (transcript review: grades 11 and 12), please click here.

Also, students must schedule and successfully complete an interview or audition prior to the lottery or submission of a Request for Reassignment/Transfer form for placement consideration in the following magnet schools:

*         Military and Global Leadership Academy (interview: all grades), please click here.

*         Northwest School of the Arts (audition: grades 6 – 12), please click here

Magnet Expectations Agreement

An acknowledgement of magnet program expectations and the magnet entrance and continuation requirements for the theme being applied to is necessary in order to complete and submit the online lottery application form and the Request for Reassignment/Transfer form. Please visit the Magnet Expectations Agreement page of the Magnet website for additional program-specific entrance and continuation requirements information.

Information for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs

Students interested in applying for a CTE program, including the Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS) should successfully complete any required entrance exams and complete the additional application packet located on the school and/or CMS website and submit all required documents prior to the conclusion of the lottery. This requirement must be completed and the student’s lottery application submitted prior to the lottery deadlines in order for the student to be recognized during the lottery selection process.  Please click on the "Cooperative Innovative High Schools" link on the left side of this page for additional application materials for Early and Middle College High Schools.

Students Without a CMS Administered NC End of Year Assessment Data, when Used as Magnet Entrance Requirement 

North Carolina End of Grade/ End of Course (EOG/EOC) results are not required for future students making application for magnet school placement if currently attending a private or parochial school, are being homeschooled, are living outside of North Carolina, or were not administered assessments in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (in state, but not in CMS).

In these circumstances, the student must be at grade level and promoted at the end of the current year. The student will be held accountable for meeting established magnet continuation requirements for the magnet theme in which the student is enrolled the coming school year.