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.

Dec
3
Fri
Open House @ Performance Learning Center (PLC)
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Information Sessions are available every Friday in November. Pease call the school at 980-343-1118 to schedule your Scholar Ambassador led tour!

Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Dec
6
Mon
Virtual Open House @ Harding University High School
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dec
7
Tue
Virtual Info Session with Virtual Tour @ East Mecklenburg High School
Dec 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

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.

Virtual Information Session @ Levine Middle College
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Info Session with Virtual Tour @ East Mecklenburg High School
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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 @ J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Open House @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center (formerly Barringer)
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you at one of our virtual Open Houses to learn more about Parker Academic Center’s Learning Immersion and Talent Development Magnet Program. We will share an overview of the school, accomplishments, highlights of the LI/TD Theme (Enrich, Empower, Engage, Explore) and current students’ and parents’ testimonials and impressions.

*All Open House sessions will be held virtually at this time. If you are unable to attend a virtual session, we will post a recording of a session on our LI/TD website: bit.ly/ParkerLITD

Dec
8
Wed
Virtual Information Session @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Please be sure to attend a virtual information session before attending an open house session.

Open House @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary. School
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Parents should report to main entrance of the school where they will be greeted and escorted to the school auditorium.

Check out our school tour flyer here.

Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Teacher Early College
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Engineering Early College
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
9
Thu
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Information Session @ J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori
Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Open House @ iMeck Academy of Global Influencers
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This Open House event, Cookies & Cocoa, will allow attendees to engage in conversations with staff members over desserts and hot cocoa.

Virtual Information Session @ Mercancas Middle College
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The following Zoom session is for parents to come and participate in a Q&A session after watching our Parent Information Presentation video. Video And Slide Deck will also be posted on the RMS website under “Lottery Information”.

Meeting link:   https://bit.ly/ParentQsAs Passcode:424507

 

Dec
10
Fri
Open House @ Greenway Park Elementary School
Dec 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This event is full.  Please consider attending a virtual information session with Randolph.

 

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

Please use the “ticket” to register for this event and receive a link to the virtual open house.

Dec
14
Tue
Virtual Information Session @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The following Zoom session is for parents to come and participate in a Q&A session after watching our Parent Information Presentation video. Video And Slide Deck will also be posted on the RMS website under “Lottery Information”.

Meeting link:   https://bit.ly/ParentQsAs Passcode:424507

 

Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Please be sure to attend a virtual information session before attending an open house session.

Virtual Information Session @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Dec
15
Wed
Virtual Information Session @ Mercancas Middle College
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Open House @ Shamrock Gardens Elementary School
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please use the “ticket” to register for this event and receive a link to the virtual open house.

Dec
16
Thu
Virtual Information Session @ Idlewild Elementary School
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
17
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This event is full.  Please consider attending a virtual information session with Randolph.

 

Dec
30
Thu
Virtual Information Session @ Performance Learning Center (PLC)
Dec 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fgz-bvni-qwf

This is a drop in event for anyone wanting to learn more about who we are and what we do at PLC!! We will be available from 12 PM – 1 PM to answer any questions.

Jan
4
Tue
Virtual Information Session @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Jan
6
Thu
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Please be sure to attend a virtual information session before attending an open house session.

Virtual Open House @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center (formerly Barringer)
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We look forward to seeing you at one of our virtual Open Houses to learn more about Parker Academic Center’s Learning Immersion and Talent Development Magnet Program. We will share an overview of the school, accomplishments, highlights of the LI/TD Theme (Enrich, Empower, Engage, Explore) and current students’ and parents’ testimonials and impressions.

*All Open House sessions will be held virtually at this time. If you are unable to attend a virtual session, we will post a recording of a session on our LI/TD website: bit.ly/ParkerLITD

Virtual Information Session @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual Open House @ Harding University High School
Jan 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The following Zoom session is for parents to come and participate in a Q&A session after watching our Parent Information Presentation video. Video And Slide Deck will also be posted on the RMS website under “Lottery Information”.

Meeting link:   https://bit.ly/ParentQsAs Passcode:424507

 

Jan
7
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This event is full.  Please consider attending a virtual information session with Randolph.

 

Jan
8
Sat
Open House @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

If interested in a Saturday tour of the building, please email [email protected] to indicate interest in attending.

We are offering this Saturday tour for working parents. During this event, parents will recieve information about the school and tour the building.

Check out our school tour flyer here.

Jan
12
Wed
Virtual Open House @ Shamrock Gardens Elementary School
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please use the “ticket” to register for this event and receive a link to the virtual open house.

Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Please be sure to attend a virtual information session before attending an open house session.

Virtual Information Session @ Mercancas Middle College
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Engineering Early College
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open House @ J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Teacher Early College
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
13
Thu
Information Session @ J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Virtual Information Session @ Harper Middle College
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spanish Virtual Info Session @ East Mecklenburg High School
Jan 13 @ 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.

Virtual Info Session with Virtual Tour @ East Mecklenburg High School
Jan 13 @ 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.

Jan
14
Fri
Virtual Info Session with Virtual Tour @ East Mecklenburg High School
Jan 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

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 @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Dates are subject to change- Please check back the week of the informal tour you are interested in attending.

Due to Covid-19, all visitors will be required to wear masks.

We also want to be mindful of the number of people in a group tour. Please email Ms. Noboa ([email protected]) with a date of choice. You will receive an email confirmation of the date selected.

 

Virtual Info Session with Virtual Tour @ East Mecklenburg High School
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.

Jan
18
Tue
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Virtual Information Session @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The following Zoom session is for parents to come and participate in a Q&A session after watching our Parent Information Presentation video. Video And Slide Deck will also be posted on the RMS website under “Lottery Information”.

Meeting link:   https://bit.ly/ParentQsAs Passcode:424507

 

Virtual Open House @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center (formerly Barringer)
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We look forward to seeing you at one of our virtual Open Houses to learn more about Parker Academic Center’s Learning Immersion and Talent Development Magnet Program. We will share an overview of the school, accomplishments, highlights of the LI/TD Theme (Enrich, Empower, Engage, Explore) and current students’ and parents’ testimonials and impressions.

*All Open House sessions will be held virtually at this time. If you are unable to attend a virtual session, we will post a recording of a session on our LI/TD website: bit.ly/ParkerLITD

Virtual Information Session @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
20
Thu
Virtual Open House @ Harding University High School
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Jan
21
Fri
Open House @ Eastway Middle School
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Feb
10
Thu
Information Session @ J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
22
Tue
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.

Mar
25
Fri
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!

Apr
28
Thu
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.