Schools

In addition to home 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.

View a list of new 2018-19 schools here.

Students have priority for school options and magnet programs in their transportation zone.  To find your zone, click here.

 

Elementary

School Choice Theme Elementary Elementary Elementary
International Baccalaureate
  • Billingsville K-2
  • Cotswold 3-5
  • Huntingtowne Farms
  • Marie G. Davis
  • Lansdowne
  • Marie G. Davis
  • Blythe
  • Statesville Road
  • Marie G. Davis
Learning Immersion / Talent Development
  • Barringer
  • Tuckaseegee
  • Shamrock Gardens
  • Idlewild
  • Barringer
  • Irwin
  • Mallard Creek
  • Tuckaseegee
Montessori
  • Park Road
  • Chantilly
  • Trillium Springs
  • Highland Mill
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Winget Park
  • Paw Creek
  • Walter G. Byers
  • Dorothy J. Vaughan(4) (Computer Science)
  • Greenway Park (Creative Arts & Science)
  • Oakhurst STEAM
  • Walter G. Byers
  • Bruns (Environmental Sustainability)
  • Dorothy J. Vaughan (4)(Computer Science)
  • Governors Village
  • Paw Creek (Computer Science)
  • Walter G. Byers
Leadership
  • Myers Park
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth
  • Myers Park
Visual and Performing Arts
  • First Ward
  • Long Creek (17)
  • First Ward
  • University Park
  • Long Creek (17)
World Languages (Spanish)
  • Collinswood (16)
  • New Albemarle Rd Relief
  • Oaklawn (16)
World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish)
  • Waddell (16)
  • Waddell (16)
  • Waddell (16)

Middle

School Choice Theme Middle Middle Middle
International Baccalaureate
  • Randolph
  • Albemarle Road
  • Randolph
  • Alexander
  • Piedmont
  • Ranson
Leadership
  • Quail Hollow
  • Eastway
  • Eastway (2)
  • Quail Hollow (2)
Learning Immersion / Talent Development
  • See International Baccalaureate
  • See International Baccalaureate
  • See International Baccalaureate
Montessori
  • J.T. Williams (8)
  • J.T. Williams (8)
  • J.T. Williams (8)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Kennedy
  • Coulwood (3)
  • Wilson (1) (Computer Science)
  • Whitewater (13)(Environmental Sustainability)
  • Walter G. Byers
  • McClintock STEAM
  • Northeast (14)  (Computer Science) 
  • Northridge (15)(Computer Science)
  • Walter G. Byers
  • Coulwood (2)
  • Governors Village (10)
  • Northridge (15)(Computer Science)
  • Wilson (1) (Computer Science)
  • Whitewater (13)(Environmental Sustainability)
  • Walter G. Byers
Visual and Performing Arts
  • Northwest
  • Northwest
  • Crestdale
  • Northwest
World Languages (Spanish)
  • Collinswood (16)
  • New Albemarle Road Relief
  • Oaklawn (16)
World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish)
  • Waddell
  • Waddell
  • Waddell

High School

School Choice Theme High High High
Blended & Virtual Learning
  • e-Learning Academy
  • Performance Learning Center
  • iMeck Academy @ Cochrane
  • e-Learning Academy
  • Performance Learning Center
  • e-Learning Academy
  • Performance Learning Center
Entrepreneurship N/A (6) N/A (6)
  • North Mecklenburg
Early & Middle Colleges
  • Charlotte Educators Early College
  • Charlotte Engineering Early College
  • Cato Middle College
  • Middle College at Harper
  • Middle College at Levine
  • Middle College at Merancas
  • Charlotte Educators Early College
  • Charlotte Engineering Early College
  • Cato Middle College
  • Middle College at Harper
  • Middle College at Levine
  • Middle College at Merancas
  • Charlotte Educators Early College
  • Charlotte Engineering Early College
  • Cato Middle College
  • Middle College at Harper
  • Middle College at Levine
  • Middle College at Merancas
International Baccalaureate
  • East Mecklenburg (11)
  • Harding
  • East Mecklenburg (11)
  • North Mecklenburg
  • West Charlotte
Learning Immersion / Talent Development
  • See International Baccalaureate
  • See International Baccalaureate
  • See International Baccalaureate
Montessori
  • J.T. Williams (8)
  • J.T. Williams (8)
  • J.T. Williams (8)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Phillip O. Berry
  • Harding Institute of Technology
  • Hawthorne
  • Phillip O. Berry
  • Hawthorne
  • Phillip O. Berry
  • Hawthorne
  • North Mecklenburg
Military, Global Leadership & Public Safety
  • Hawthorne
  • Hawthorne
  • Hawthorne
Visual and Performing Arts
  • Northwest
  • Northwest
  • Northwest
World Languages (Spanish)
  • South Mecklenburg
  • South Mecklenburg
  • North Mecklenburg
World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish)
  • South Mecklenburg
  • South Mecklenburg
  • North Mecklenburg

NOTES FOR TRANSPORTATION ZONE CHARTS

(1) Wilson Middle serves the Blue Zone and the Violet portion of the West Mecklenburg High feeder pattern.

(2) Students from the home high school boundaries of Ardrey Kell, Harding, Hopewell, Myers Park*, Olympic Community of Schools, South Mecklenburg, West Charlotte and West Mecklenburg will receive transportation to Myers Park Traditional or Quail Hollow. Students from the home high school boundaries of Butler, Hough, East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Independence, Mallard Creek, Rocky River, Myers Park*, North Mecklenburg, Providence and Vance will receive transportation to Elizabeth Traditional or Eastway. *Myers Park High attendance area and Center City magnet feeder residents may apply to either Elizabeth Traditional or Myers Park Traditional.

(3) Coulwood serves the Violet Zone students living in the Hopewell, West Charlotte and the Blue portion of the West Mecklenburg High feeder pattern.

(4) Dorothy J. Vaughan serves the Violet Zone and the Green portions of the Garinger and Rocky River High feeder patterns.

(5) Only TD magnet students have continuation guarantee into middle school IB.

(6) The program is not offered at this level within the applicable transportation zone.

(7) Paw Creek will serve the Violet Zone and the West Mecklenburg High feeder pattern portion of the Blue Zone.

(8) Secondary Montessori begins at 7th grade and will serve through 10th grade for the 2017-2018 school year. A new grade will be added annually.

(9) Tuckaseegee will serve the West Mecklenburg High School feeder pattern portion of the Blue Zone.

(10) Governors Village serves all Violet Zone students in grades K-5. In grades 6-8, transportation is provided to students living in the Hough, Mallard Creek, North Mecklenburg, and Vance High.

(11) East Mecklenburg is the IB high school for students whose home high school is Ardey Kell or South Mecklenburg.

(12) Barringer TD and Irwin TD—guarantee to Randolph or Piedmont, based on students residence magnet transportation zone.

(13) Whitewater Middle serves the Violet Zone and the Blue portion of the West Mecklenburg High feeder pattern.

(14) Northeast Middle serves the Butler, East Mecklenburg, Independence, and Providence High feeder patterns.

(15) Northridge Middle serves the Violet Zone and the Green portions of Garringer and Rocky River High feeder patterns.

(16) Language Immersion schools require a Late Entry Assessment after 1st grade.

(17) Long Creek Elementary serves the Violet Zone and the Blue portion of the West Mecklenburg High feeder pattern.

 

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