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
Information Session @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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.

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
Information Session (Virtual) @ Randolph Middle School
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please sign up using the ticket icon. The Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Attending families are also asked to complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

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 @ 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.

Information Session (Virtual) @ Levine Middle College High School
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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
Information Session (Virtual) @ Northwest School of the Arts
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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.

Information Session (Virtual) @ Harper Middle College High School
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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.

Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High School
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event. Meeting link will be sent to registrants.

Dec
2
Fri
Information Session @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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 @ Idlewild Elementary School
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Information Session (Virtual) @ Idlewild Elementary School
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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.

Information Session (Virtual) @ Randolph Middle School
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please sign up using the ticket icon. The Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Attending families are also asked to complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

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 @ 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
Information Session @ Cato Middle College High School
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Merancas Middle College High School
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Teacher Early College (CTEC)
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 @ 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
Virtual Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.

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.

Dec
16
Fri
Information Session @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Jan
5
Thu
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
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 @ 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
Information Session (Virtual) @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Jan
11
Wed
Virtual Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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

Virtual Open House @ Charlotte East Language Academy
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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.

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
Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Teacher Early College (CTEC)
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Information Session (Virtual) @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please sign up using the ticket icon. The Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Attending families are also asked to complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Teacher Early College (CTEC)
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC)
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Jan
17
Tue
Lottery Help Session @ iMeck Academy at Cochrane
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Staff will be onsite to support families with the lottery process.

Jan
18
Wed
Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Information Session (Virtual) @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please sign up using the ticket icon. The Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Attending families are also asked to complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Jan
19
Thu
Information Session (Virtual) @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please sign up using the ticket icon. The Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Attending families are also asked to complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/Tzt7K8ECmexAPJpA8

Jan
24
Tue
School Tour @ Levine Middle College High School
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Information Session @ Cato Middle College High School
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
26
Thu
Open House @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Information Session (Virtual) @ Idlewild Elementary School
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Information Session @ Merancas Middle College High School
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tour and Info Session @ East Mecklenburg High School
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Please sign up using the ticket.

This event will start in the East Meck Media Center.

The campus tour portion of the evening will start promptly at 6pm.
The information session portion of the event will start at 6:45pm.

Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC)
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Charlotte Teacher Early College (CTEC)
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
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

Jan
31
Tue
Lottery Help Session @ iMeck Academy at Cochrane
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Staff will be available to answer questions as parents navigate the lottery process.

Feb
1
Wed
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

Feb
2
Thu
Virtual Information Session @ Merancas Middle College High School
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Feb
3
Fri
School Tour @ Levine Middle College High School
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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
Virtual Open House @ McClintock Middle School
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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
Information Session (Virtual) @ Idlewild Elementary School
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tour and Info Session @ East Mecklenburg High School
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Please sign up using the ticket.

This event will start in the East Meck Media Center.

The campus tour portion of the evening will start promptly at 6pm.
The information session portion of the event will start at 6:45pm.

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

Virtual Information Session @ Harper Middle College High School
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Information Session @ Cato Middle College High School
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
9
Thu
Information Session @ Harper Middle College High School
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
School Tour @ Merancas Middle College High School
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Virtual Lottery Help Session @ iMeck Academy at Cochrane
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please use this link to access the virtual session: https://bit.ly/imeckzoom

Staff will be available to answer questions as parents navigate the lottery process.

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