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!

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.

Nov
28
Mon
Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Nov
29
Tue
Open House @ Park Road Montessori
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please register using the ticket.

This in person open house includes a tour of the Montessori work cycle in session.

Open House @ Rea Farms STEAM Academy
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Nov
30
Wed
Campus Tour and Q&A @ East Mecklenburg High School
Nov 30 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am

Please sign up using the ticket.
Families are asked to park in the bus lot and to not arrive prior to 7:30am. Students will be provided an excuse if they will be late for school.

School Tour and Info Session @ West Charlotte High School
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ Chantilly Montessori
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Parents will learn about our magnet program and get a tour of the school.

Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dec
1
Thu
Open House @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Please register for this event by clicking the ticket icon.

Families are asked to complete this form as well as the registration link: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Greenway Park Elementary School
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

This event will provide information about our magnet program, as well as an opportunity to tour the school and see our arts and sciences programs in action.

School Tour @ Merancas Middle College High School
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Open House @ Chantilly Montessori
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Parents will find out information about our magnet program and tour the school.

Open House @ Greenway Park Elementary School
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event will provide information about our magnet program, as well as an opportunity to tour the school and see our arts and sciences programs in action.

Dec
2
Fri
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We will tour our building, during this time. See you there!

Dec
5
Mon
Open House @ Northridge Middle School
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

As a part of Open House, join us in a Magnet Monday activity as part of Computer Science Week!

Dec
6
Tue
Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Dec 6 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Dec 6 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Dec 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Open House @ Collinswood Language Academy
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Open House @ Myers Park Traditional Elementary School
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event, and bring a photo ID.

Magnet Arts Student Showcase @ Crestdale Middle School
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event is just for those interested in Beginning Band, Orchestra, and Guitar.

Open House @ Rea Farms STEAM Academy
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Dec
7
Wed
Open House @ Shamrock Gardens Elementary School
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please use the ticket to sign up for this event.

Campus Tour and Q&A @ Northwest School of the Arts
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please use the ticket to sign up for this event.

Tours are held during the school day, and are designed to give prospective families a glimpse into some of our arts classes and facilities. We will also answer questions about academics and auditions. We will not visit academic classes, but will walk through an academic hallway. The tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours long. Prospective students are encouraged to attend.

You may park in any visitor space. You are also permitted to park in the bus lot no earlier than 9:20 and no later than 3:30. Please use caution in the bus lot, especially in the morning.

To provide the safest possible environment for your visit, we have instituted the following safety guidelines for campus visits:

    TOURS ARE LIMITED TO 2 GUESTS ONLY INCLUDING THE PROSPECTIVE STUDENT (ie. 1 adult & 1 prospective student)
    No guests under the age of 10 yrs. allowed on the tour.
Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Dec 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Dec
8
Thu
Open House @ Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Dec 8 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Dec 8 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ iMeck Academy at Cochrane
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Interactive Open House and Campus Tour

School Tour @ Levine Middle College High School
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open House @ Ranson Middle School
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dec
9
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Please register for this event by clicking the ticket icon.

Families are asked to complete this form as well as the registration link: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
12
Mon
Open House @ Harper Middle College High School
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dec
13
Tue
Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Highland Mill Montessori
Dec 13 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Open House @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open House @ iMeck Academy at Cochrane
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Interactive Open House and Campus Tour

Magnet Arts Student Showcase @ Crestdale Middle School
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event is just a magnet showcase for Visual Art, Chorus, Drama, and Dance. An information area will be in the back of the cafetorium here at Crestdale.

Dec
14
Wed
Campus Tour and Q&A @ Northwest School of the Arts
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tours are held during the school day, and are designed to give prospective families a glimpse into some of our arts classes and facilities. We will also answer questions about academics and auditions. We will not visit academic classes, but will walk through an academic hallway. The tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours long. Prospective students are encouraged to attend. You may park in any visitor space. You are also permitted to park in the bus lot no earlier than 9:20 and no later than 3:30. Please use caution in the bus lot, especially in the morning. To provide the safest possible environment for your visit, we have instituted the following safety guidelines for campus visits: TOURS ARE LIMITED TO 2 GUESTS ONLY INCLUDING THE PROSPECTIVE STUDENT (ie. 1 adult & 1 prospective student) No guests under the age of 10 yrs. allowed on the tour.

Open House @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Magnet Arts Student Showcase–Band and Orchestra Concert @ Crestdale Middle School--concert at Butler HS
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event is a Band and Orchestra only showcase- taking place at Butler High School (1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd) for Crestdale Middle school.

Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Dec
15
Thu
Campus Tour and Q&A @ East Mecklenburg High School
Dec 15 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Please sign up using the ticket.

Families are asked to park in the bus lot and to not arrive prior to 2:30pm.

This event is taking place after the end of the school day.

Jan
5
Thu
Open House @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Please arrive by 9:20 am and bring a government-issued ID in order to sign in at the front office. The Open House will begin promptly at 9:30 am. A tour of the building will follow an Information Session in the media center.

Open House @ Harper Middle College High School
Jan 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Jan
6
Fri
Campus Tour and Q&A @ East Mecklenburg High School
Jan 6 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am

Please sign up using the ticket.
Families are asked to park in the bus lot and to not arrive prior to 7:30am. Students will be provided an excuse if they will be late for school.

Jan
9
Mon
Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

School Tour @ Merancas Middle College High School
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Jan
10
Tue
Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Jan 10 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Jan 10 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary School (Billingsville Campus)
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ Myers Park Traditional Elementary School
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event, and bring a valid photo ID.

Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Jan 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Jan
11
Wed
Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event by clicking the ticket icon.

Families are asked to complete this form as well as the registration link: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Jan
12
Thu
Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Jan 12 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Jan 12 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
School Tour @ Merancas Middle College High School
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Jan 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Jan
17
Tue
Open House @ North Mecklenburg High School
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Open House @ North Mecklenburg High School
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Jan
18
Wed
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
19
Thu
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
20
Fri
Open House @ Highland Mill Montessori
Jan 20 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Open House @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
24
Tue
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We will tour our building, during this time. See you there!

Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

School Tour @ Levine Middle College High School
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jan
26
Thu
Open House @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Please arrive by 9:20 am and bring a government-issued ID in order to sign in at the front office. The Open House will begin promptly at 9:30 am. A tour of the building will follow an Information Session in the media center.

Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
27
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Please note that participants have been asked to complete a Signup Genius and a Google Form for registration. Both links were included in the response about registration.

Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0844A4AF2FABFC1-randolph

Google Form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Feb
1
Wed
Open House @ North Mecklenburg High School
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Please note that participants have been asked to complete a Signup Genius and a Google Form for registration. Both links were included in the response about registration.

Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0844A4AF2FABFC1-randolph

Google Form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

IB Showcase @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The JMA Showcase will be held in the J.M. Alexander gymnasium. Drop in anytime between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about our curriculum, course offerings, extracurriculars, and the IB magnet. Meet teachers, staff and students. School tours will be available!

Open House @ North Mecklenburg High School
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Feb
3
Fri
Open House @ Highland Mill Montessori
Feb 3 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

School Tour @ Levine Middle College High School
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We will tour our building, during this time. See you there!

Feb
6
Mon
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open House @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
7
Tue
Campus Tour and Q&A @ East Mecklenburg High School
Feb 7 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am

Please sign up using the ticket.

Families are asked to park in the bus lot and to not arrive prior to 7:30am.
Students will be provided an excuse if they will be late for school.

Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
School Tour and Info Session @ West Charlotte High School
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

Feb
8
Wed
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Please note that participants have been asked to complete a Signup Genius and a Google Form for registration. Both links were included in the response about registration.

Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0844A4AF2FABFC1-randolph

Google Form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Showcase @ Piedmont Middle School
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

This event is our Showcase event. Students, parents, teachers will be there for this Early Release Day.

Feb
9
Thu
Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Please arrive by 9:20 am and bring a government-issued ID in order to sign in at the front office. The Open House will begin promptly at 9:30 am. A tour of the building will follow an Information Session in the media center.

Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
School Tour @ Merancas Middle College High School
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that participants have been asked to complete a Signup Genius and a Google Form for registration. Both links were included in the response about registration.

Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0844A4AF2FABFC1-randolph

Google Form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Feb
16
Thu
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Feb
21
Tue
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
23
Thu
Open House @ Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Mar
7
Tue
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
21
Tue
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am