CMS School Choice offers families a menu of magnet and theme-based programs and schools designed to meet your child’s unique interests, talents and learning styles. Use our calendar to find opportunities to visit our schools!

Want to chat with the School Choice staff about the lottery process? Use the button below to sign up for a small-group session.

School-Based Lottery Events

  • Open Houses – Visit an open house to talk to school staff (usually administrators, coordinators, & teachers), ask your questions, and possibly tour the campus! You may also have the opportunity to visit classrooms that are in session, depending upon the time and location of the session.
  • Information Sessions – Visit information sessions to learn more details about a school’s magnet theme from school staff (usually administrators or coordinators). Parents are usually given the opportunity to ask their questions following an informational presentation. Schools may choose to hold information sessions in-person or virtually.

Note: Open Houses and Information Sessions for 2022-2023 school year will be added here as they are scheduled.

Information Session @ J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Info Session with Virtual Tour @ East Mecklenburg High School
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Registration using the ticket required for link.

Session will include a brief presentation from the IB coordinator, Q&A, and link to virtual tour videos.

Open House @ Eastway Middle School
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of culture as we celebrate at our International Festival!

Open House @ Eastway Middle School
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Visitors will meet with student leaders and staff and tour the school.