Round I Lottery
New student enrollment period for Round I Lottery: November 1, 2018- December 10, 2018
Student Assignment Notification letters begin arriving in homes: late-November 2018
Application period for the Round I Choice Lottery: November 30, 2018 – January 7, 2019 at 10:00pm
Lottery notification letters for Round I Choice Lottery arrive in homes: mid-January 2019
Round II Lottery
New student enrollment period for Round II Lottery: December 11, 2018 – January 28, 2019
Student Assignment Notification letters for Round II Choice Lottery begin arriving in homes: mid-January 2019
Application period for Round II Choice Lottery: January 18, 2019 – February 11, 2019 at 10:00pm
Lottery notification letters for Round II Choice Lottery arrive in homes: late-February 2019
Reassignment & Transfer Period
Request for Reassignment Period for Round I & II Lottery: February 25, 2019 – March 8, 2019*
*Students brand new or re-enrolling to the district after this date will have ten business days after enrolling to submit a request for reassignment. Application does not guarantee approval.
Request for Transfer period in order to receive an answer by the start of school: March 11, 2019 – July 11, 2019**
**Students brand new, re-enrolling or current CMS students can apply to schools not listed on the Superintendent's Closed School list. Application does not guarantee approval.
Request for Transfer period in order to receive an answer for the start of second quarter: July 12, 2019-September 30, 2019***
***Students brand new, re-enrolling or current CMS students who qualify for emergency or medical transfers will be processed after this date.__________________________________________________________________________________
January 29, 2019 – June 7, 2019: The Office of Student Assignment & School Choice will continue to receive and enter enrollment packets for home school placement for the 2019-2020 school year. After June 7, 2019, enrollment information needs to be taken to the home school based on the residential address of the biological parent or legal guardian.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District website (WWW.CMS.K12.NC.US) is in the process of
being updated to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In the interim, any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email:
or Call: 980.343.0115.