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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools first online magnet student-assignment lottery for the 2013-2014 school year opens Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6 a.m. and closes Monday, Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. CMS families must apply online for magnet programs.
Students apply for placement in a magnet program. All students who apply for a magnet program must meet any entrance requirements that exist for the school or magnet program and agree to fulfill program requirements to remain enrolled in the magnet program. Families who are happy with their listed placement do not need to apply.
For the 2013-2014 school year, CMS will offer nine magnet programs at 37 schools. Magnet themes include International Baccalaureate; Military and Global Leadership; Leadership and Global Studies; Montessori; Learning Immersion/Talent Development; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Traditional; Visual and Performing Arts and World Languages. All CMS students are taught the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
CMS will provide free computer access at the Smith Family Center (1600 Tyvola Rd.) and at all zone offices. Computers at these locations will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families can contact the Student Placement if they need additional information.
Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 980-343-5335. Spanish-speaking representatives are also available.
Student assignment notifications:
CMS will send individual assignment notifications home with all current students beginning the first week of January. This mailing includes each student’s identification and PIN numbers, as well as directions for online application to the magnet lottery. Students who are new to CMS and who applied to the Bright Beginnings program will receive the information in the mail.
Only students who participate in the lottery will receive lottery assignment notifications in February.
Important student-assignment dates:
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