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Magnet/Student-Assignment Lottery happening now through Feb. 13
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Only families who wish to apply for a magnet program need to participate in the online process. Families who are happy with their listed placement do not need to apply. Students must meet eligibility requirements, if any, before an application to a magnet program can be accepted. Click here for more information about magnet programs.   

For the 2012-2013 school year, programs at Collinswood and Oaklawn language academies and Morehead STEM Academy will become K-8 magnet programs. As a result of the expansions, E.E. Waddell Language Academy will no longer provide a middle school Spanish program and Cochrane Collegiate Academy will no longer provide its math and science magnet programs.  

CMS will offer nine magnet programs at 37 schools (17 full-magnet schools and 20 partial-magnet schools) for the 2012-2013 school year. Magnet themes include International Baccalaureate; Military and Global Leadership; Leadership and Global Studies; Montessori; Learning Immersion/Talent Development; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Traditional; Visual and Performing Arts and World Languages. All CMS students are taught the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Magnet programs address students’ special abilities or talents. 

CMS will provide free computer access at the Family Application Center (700 Marsh Rd.) and at all zone offices. Computers at these locations will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families can contact Student Placement with any questions. Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The phone number is 980-343-5335. Spanish-speaking representatives are also available.

Families will receive individual assignment notifications beginning this week. This includes each student’s identification and PIN numbers, as well as directions for online application to the magnet lottery. Students who are new to CMS and students assigned to Title I Choice schools will receive the information in the mail.  

For more information visit www.cms.k12.nc.us, email magnets@cms.k12.nc.us or call 980-343-5030.

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