Dear Former Student:
Effective July 1, 2009, the North Carolina General Assembly ended the graduation requirement of the North Carolina Competency Tests in Reading and Mathematics, the North Carolina Computer Skills Tests, and their alternate assessments.
If you were enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in a graduation class between 1981 and 2009, this legislative change may affect you. You may petition CMS for your high school diploma if you met all state and local board requirements for a diploma except the achievement of a passing score on the competency test(s) and/or computer skills test(s). If the previously stated criteria apply to you, you received a certificate instead of a diploma. Please indicate your desire to obtain your diploma by completing the Petition for Diploma Form. The petition is available at any CMS high school, the CMS Records Office (Smilth Family Center, 1600 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210) or on-line by clicking here.
Students who graduated with a certificate in 2007, 2008, or 2009 are to submit their petition to the last CMS high school attended. Students who graduated with a certificate prior to 2007 are to submit their petition to: CMS School Counseling Office, Oakhurst Administrative Building, 4511 Monroe Road, Media Center, Charlotte, NC 28205.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING DIPLOMA PETITION
To access the Petition for Diploma form please click here.
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.