Magnet Programs
Key Dates for 2016-2017

Tentative Dates for 2016-2017 School Year


New students may begin enrolling for the 2016-17 school year:  October 5, 2015

Last day for new students to enroll and be eligible for the First School Options Lottery:  January 11, 2016

Student Assignment Notification letters begin arriving in homes:   first week of December 2015

Application period for the first lottery:  December 4, 2015 – January 25, 2016 at 10:00pm

School Options Fair at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology:  January 9, 2016

Lottery notification letters for first lottery arrive in homes:   late February 2016

Request for Reassignment period for 1st lottery:  December 4, 2015 - March 18, 2016

New student enrollment period for second lottery:  January 12, 2016 – May 13, 2016 (Student Placement will enter these enrollments between February 22, 2016 - May 27, 2016)

Student Assignment Notification letters for the second lottery begin arriving in homes:  late March 2016 

Application period for second lottery:  March 7, 2016 – June 6, 2016 at 10:00pm

Request for Transfer period for current CMS students and students who future enrolled by January 11, 2016December 4, 2015 - July 14, 2016

Request for Transfer period for students who future enrolled after January 11, 2016:  February 22, 2016 - July 14, 2016

Request for Reassignment Period for the second lottery:  June 20, 2016 - July 14, 2016 (Once families receive their Student Assignment Notification letters, they may go online to submit a Request for Reassignment/Transfer)

Lottery notification letters for second lottery arrive in homes:  late June 2016


New students must enroll at their home school after May 13, 2016.  If families wish to be considered for placement in a school other than the home school, they must submit a request for reassignment within 10 days of enrolling.

NOTE: The exact dates in each month have yet to be determined. The timeline above is to help families plan and to be aware of the general time period.