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.

Dec
11
Wed
Open House @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This event involves a school tour.

February – June 2020: School tours can be scheduled by parents on Fridays by calling the school.

Open House @ Shamrock Gardens
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Trillium Springs Montessori School
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This event will include a classroom visit to observe children working in the Montessori environment.

Dec
12
Thu
Open House @ Barringer Academic Center
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
16
Mon
Open House @ Northeast Middle School
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
17
Tue
Middle Open House @ Waddell Language Academy
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Register in advance by calling the school office at 980-343-5815. Please arrive at 8:15 am. The tour will run from 8:30-9:30 am.

Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Dec
18
Wed
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
19
Thu
Open House & Winter Concert @ Eastway Middle School
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for our upcoming open house to learn more about Eastway Middle School and our Leader in Me magnet.

 

For the Violet Transportation Zone: *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 and Eastway.

Jan
6
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
7
Tue
Elementary and Middle Open House @ Waddell Language Academy
Jan 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Register in advance by calling the school office at 980-343-5815. Please arrive at 8:15 am. The tour will run from 8:30-9:30 am.

Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
8
Wed
Open House @ Winget Park Elementary School
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This open house will include a tour.

Jan
9
Thu
Open House @ Hawthorne Academy
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ Greenway Park Creative Arts & Sciences
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ Hawthorne Academy
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open House @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jan
10
Fri
Open House @ East Mecklenburg High School
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Guests should park in the front small parking lot or the bus lot (at the Conference Road traffic light) and check in at the main office. This is not a drop in event; tours will leave the atrium about 15 minutes after the start time.

Open House @ Cato Middle College High School
Jan 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Jan
13
Mon
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
14
Tue
Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
15
Wed
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ Billingsville K-2 Elementary School
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During the day parking can be limited. There is additional parking on Randolph rd. by the ball fields.

Open House @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Jan 15 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

This event involves a school tour.

February – June 2020: School tours can be scheduled by parents on Fridays by calling the school.

Jan
16
Thu
Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Barringer Academic Center
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Highland Mill Montessori
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
17
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
19
Sun
Open House @ Chantilly Montessori School
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Jan
21
Tue
Elementary Open House @ Waddell Language Academy
Jan 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Register in advance by calling the school office at 980-343-5817. Please arrive at 8:15 am. The tour will run from 8:30-9:30 am.

Jan
23
Thu
Open House @ Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Open House @ Albemarle Road Middle School
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Jan
28
Tue
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please sign-in when you get here. Thanks!

Jan
29
Wed
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
30
Thu
Open House @ Shamrock Gardens
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
3
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Feb
5
Wed
Open House @ East Mecklenburg High School
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Guests should park in the front small parking lot or the bus lot (at the Conference Road traffic light) and check in at the main office. This is not a drop in event; tours will leave the atrium about 15 minutes after the start time.

Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
6
Thu
Open House @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
13
Thu
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Please sign-in when you get here. Thanks!

Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
19
Wed
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
20
Thu
Open House @ Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Feb
28
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
2
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mar
4
Wed
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
6
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
9
Mon
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Please sign-in when you get here. Thanks!

Mar
12
Thu
Open House @ Barringer Academic Center
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Mar
18
Wed
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
20
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
26
Thu
Open House @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
International Festival @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
1
Wed
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
6
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
23
Thu
Open House @ Barringer Academic Center
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Apr
24
Fri
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!

May
4
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am