Magnet Programs
2017-2018 School Options and Magnets


​CMS is committed to providing every family and every student at least two high-quality school options. In addition to neighborhood schools, CMS offers a number of school options, each with a signature theme or program that provides unique educational opportunities designed to engage students’ interests and talents. CMS school options include magnet programs, career academies, early and middle colleges, and other distinctive school models. Each option focuses on ensuring students are prepared for college and a career, while exposing students to different learning approaches, leadership preparation, and engaging curriculum. 

Students have priority for school options and magnet programs in their transportation zone.  To find your zone, see the bottom of this page.  

​Focused Areas of Study​​

Unique Learning Approaches​

Transportation Zones

​Transportation zones have changed for the 2017-2018 school year. Your new transportation zone will be based on your home high school.

​Transportation Zone​​​Home High Schools In Zone
VioletHough, Hopewell, North Mecklenburg, Mallard Creek, West Mecklenburg, West Charlotte, and Vance
BlueWest Mecklenburg, Harding, Myers Park, Olympic, South Mecklenburg and Ardrey Kell
Green​Garinger, Cochrane, Independence, East Mecklenburg, Providence, Butler, Rocky River