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!

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.
  • School Tours– Designated staff will lead you to walk the halls and see the sights at the school in it’s day to day operations.
  • 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: Open Houses and Information Sessions for 2024-2025 school year will be added here as they are scheduled. If you do not see a school that you are interested in, contact the school to see if there are any opportunities available.

Feb
23
Fri
School Tour @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come take a tour with us on a Friday!  Call the school at 980-343-5475 to let us know you’re coming!

Open House @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
School Tour @ Collinswood Language Academy
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Feb
26
Mon
Beginners’ Day @ Lincoln Heights Montessori
Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Beginners’ Day is for current and future LMS students only!  Please sign up using the ticket.

Feb
27
Tue
Open House @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginners’ Day @ Lincoln Heights Montessori
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Beginners’ Day is for current and future LMS students only!  Please sign up using the ticket.

Open House @ West Charlotte High School
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Feb
28
Wed
Beginners’ Day @ Lincoln Heights Montessori
Feb 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Beginners’ Day is for current and future LMS students only!  Please sign up using the ticket.

Feb
29
Thu
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

We will tour our campus, and provide an opportunity to learn more about our IB program, through presentation as well as Q&A. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early, for check-in, as our tours will start at the designated time.

Mar
1
Fri
School Tour @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come take a tour with us on a Friday!  Call the school at 980-343-5475 to let us know you’re coming!

Mar
5
Tue
Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mar
7
Thu
Open House @ Lincoln Heights Montessori
Mar 7 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

This is an Open House public event for all parents.

School Tour @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The PAC LI/TD Magnet team looks forward to giving you a tour of Charles H. Parker Academic Center on Thursday, February 22nd at 10 am, Thursday, March 7th at 10 am, or Wednesday, March 20th at 10 am. You must sign in with your driver’s license or other state ID in order to join the tour. Please allow ample time for traffic and to sign in. Tours will begin promptly at 10am. We look forward to seeing you!

School Tour @ Collinswood Language Academy
Mar 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Mar
8
Fri
School Tour @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
School Tour @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come take a tour with us on a Friday!  Call the school at 980-343-5475 to let us know you’re coming!

Mar
15
Fri
School Tour @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come take a tour with us on a Friday!  Call the school at 980-343-5475 to let us know you’re coming!

Mar
18
Mon
Information Session @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tour and information session

Mar
20
Wed
Future Falcon Fifth Grade Info Session/Tour @ Quail Hollow Middle School
Mar 20 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

This is a scheduled field trip for our primary feeder elementary schools. Additional fifth graders interested in attending the magnet may join. To sign up, email Mr. Simmons at [email protected].

School Tour @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The PAC LI/TD Magnet team looks forward to giving you a tour of Charles H. Parker Academic Center on Thursday, February 22nd at 10 am, Thursday, March 7th at 10 am, or Wednesday, March 20th at 10 am. You must sign in with your driver’s license or other state ID in order to join the tour. Please allow ample time for traffic and to sign in. Tours will begin promptly at 10am. We look forward to seeing you!

Mar
21
Thu
Future Falcon Fifth Grade Info Session/Tour @ Quail Hollow Middle School
Mar 21 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

This is a scheduled field trip for our primary feeder elementary schools. Additional fifth graders interested in attending the magnet may join. To sign up, email Mr. Simmons at [email protected].

Mar
22
Fri
School Tour @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come take a tour with us on a Friday!  Call the school at 980-343-5475 to let us know you’re coming!

Open House @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
School Tour @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Mar
26
Tue
Open House @ Quail Hollow Middle School
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Mar
28
Thu
Open House @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

We will tour our campus, and provide an opportunity to learn more about our IB program, through presentation as well as Q&A. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early, for check-in, as our tours will start at the designated time.

Apr
9
Tue
School Tour @ Collinswood Language Academy
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Apr
15
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tour and information session

Apr
19
Fri
School Tour @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Apr
24
Wed
Virtual Information Session @ Cato Middle College High School
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
25
Thu
Information Session @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Apr
26
Fri
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

We will tour our campus, and provide an opportunity to learn more about our IB program, through presentation as well as Q&A. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early, for check-in, as our tours will start at the designated time.

May
3
Fri
School Tour @ Charlotte East Language Academy
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

May
21
Tue
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

We will tour our campus, and provide an opportunity to learn more about our IB program, through presentation as well as Q&A. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early, for check-in, as our tours will start at the designated time.