All CMS magnet programs offer neighborhood stops for students who are eligible for transportation. In addition, the following magnet programs also offer shuttle stops: Charlotte Engineering Early College, Collinswood Language Academy, E. E. Waddell Language Academy, JM Morehead STEM Academy, Northwest School of the Arts, Oaklawn Language Academy, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Piedmont IB and Randolph IB. Please refer to the links located to the left of this page for further details of the shuttle sites available for your child's school. Parents will be responsible for transporting students to and from the shuttle stops, which are located at designated CMS schools, CMS will pick up and drop off the students at the shuttle stop location.
Students attending the schools listed above may receive transportation to a daycare facility with the exception of Phillip O. Berry, Charlotte Engineering Early College and Northwest School of the Arts. The facility must be located within the school's attendance boundary. Please refer to the daycare listing HERE for a list of possible daycare options.
Please note that transportation to alternate stops (daycare centers, etc.) do not automatically carry over from one school year to the next. These stops must be requested each year.
Shuttle site information will be sent to parents via the “Transportation Intent to Ride” letters. This letter will provide parents with the preliminary information regarding shuttle sites, the official bus stop notification will be sent to families in mid- August.
Can parents choose a different shuttle location from the one that they are assigned? How do I request a change in shuttle site location?
Please click on the link for your school at the left of this page, it will have a list of the shuttle stop locations available for that school. The information is also available from your child's school or by contacting the Transportation Call Center at 980-343-6715.
Parents are encouraged to bring their child to the shuttle stop 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Parents are encouraged NOT to bring their child to the shuttle stop very early since there will be other traffic and students coming and going from the site. Parents who arrive after the shuttle bus has departed will not be allowed to leave their child at the shuttle stop and will have to transport their student to the magnet school.
Shuttle sites are located at designated CMS Schools and as such will have their own traffic after the shuttle bus departs. For that reason, students cannot leave a vehicle parked at the shuttle site and parents are encouraged to make accommodations to get their child to the shuttle stop 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Parents are encouraged to be at the shuttle stop at the designated time in the afternoon; parents who are unable to be at the designated stop at the scheduled time will not be allowed to continue to use the shuttle stop.
All students will have the option to choose either a neighborhood stop or a shuttle stop for those schools that offer them. We ask that the student only ride the bus they are assigned to unless other arrangements have been made at the school.
Please contact the Transportation Call Center at 980-343-6715 for additional information.