Student Placement
Enrolling Your Student

​​​Documents needed to Enroll

  • New Student Enrollment Form (for the current school year and future years)  

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  • Birth Certificate or other Proof of Age and Legal Name
  • Proofs of Mecklenburg County Residency
  • Safe Schools Enrollment Declaration - English | Spanish  (Required for students transferring into CMS)
  • Current Immunization records (Complete record required by 1st day of school entry)
  • Health Assessment​ (A​ll children entering NC public schools for the first time must submit proof of a health assessment within 30 days of the start of school.)

Forms for the current year (2015-16) must be submitted to the student's home school.  Forms for the upcoming school year (2016-17) can be submitted to any CMS school, any CMS Learning Community Office, or the Student Placement Office until May 13, 2016.

Age requirements

In compliance with North Carolina law students must be 5 years of age on or before August 31st to be considered for Kindergarten. Students applying for the Montessori schools Pre-K program  must be 4 years of age on or before August 31st in order to be considered.

Immunization and Health Assessment Requirements

In compliance with North Carolina law, all children entering NC public schools for the first time must submit proof of a health assessment within 30 days. The health assessment must have been completed within 12 months prior to the date the child would have first been eligible for initial entry into the public schools.  In addition, North Carolina law requires parents/guardian to present certification of immunizations on or before the first day of school entry. If documentation is not presented, parents and/or guardians have 30 calendar days to provide documentation or the student shall be excluded from school until proof is provided.

International Students

The mission of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) International Center is to address the needs of culturally or linguistically diverse students, providing them with equal access to effective participation in the educational programs offered by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.