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. Choices range from health sciences, the arts, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurship to languages, Montessori, global studies, leadership, public safety and more. Use our calendar to find opportunities to visit our schools!

  • Open Houses – Visit an open house to talk to school staff (usually administrators, coordinators, & teachers), ask your questions, and 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. Typically occurring after school hours, these sessions may not provide an opportunity to tour the campus or visit classes in session.
  • School Choice  Information Session – A School Choice Information Session is a one hour meeting with our School Choice team to learn about the different magnet themes, upcoming lottery dates and lottery application process. You will have the opportunity to ask individual questions to our experts at the end of the session.

Note: Please bring a government-issued ID in order to sign in at the front office.

Apr
6
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
22
Wed
Beginners’ Day @ Billingsville Elementary School
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Apr
23
Thu
Beginners’ Day @ Rea Farms STEAM Academy (meeting at Polo Ridge Elementary)
Apr 23 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am

Rea Farms’ beginners’ day will be held at Polo Ridge Elementary, 11830 Tom Short Road, Charlotte, NC 28277

Beginners’ Day @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Barringer Academic Center
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Apr
24
Fri
Beginners’ Day @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Please sign-in when you get here. Thanks!

Apr
27
Mon
Beginners’ Day @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Beginners’ Day (April 27-May 1, By Invitation Only) @ Chantilly Montessori
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 27 – May 1
(By Invitation Only)
Contact Jamie Laymon for details at
[email protected]
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Beginners’ Day @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
28
Tue
Beginners’ Day @ Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Beginners’ Day @ Greenway Park Creative Arts & Sciences
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Statesville Road Elementary School
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Apr
29
Wed
Beginners’ Day @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Apr
30
Thu
Beginners’ Day @ Governor's Village STEM Academy
Apr 30 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Beginners’ Day @ Barringer Academic Center
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ Myers Park Traditional
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ Park Road Montessori
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ Winget Park Elementary School
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Trillium Springs Montessori
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Governor's Village STEM Academy
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Oakhurst STEAM Academy
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Winget Park Elementary School
Apr 30 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
May
4
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
May
5
Tue
Beginners’ Day @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
May
6
Wed
Beginners’ Day @ Collinswood Language Academy
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
May
7
Thu
Beginners’ Day @ Collinswood Language Academy
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Beginners’ Day @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Beginners’ Day @ Highland Mill Montessori
May 7 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ First Ward Creative Arts
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Beginners’ Day @ University Park Creative Arts
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ E.E. Waddell Language Academy
May 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Beginners’ Day @ University Park Creative Arts
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beginners’ Day @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
May
8
Fri
Beginners’ Day @ Shamrock Gardens Elementary School
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Beginners’ Day @ Lansdowne Elementary School
May 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am
Beginners’ Day @ Irwin Academic Center
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
May
14
Thu
Beginners’ Day @ Paw Creek Elementary School
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
May
21
Thu
Beginners’ Day @ Idlewild Elementary School
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ Idlewild Elementary School
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm