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.

School Tour @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Campus Tour and Q&A @ Northwest School of the Arts
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come for a visit! 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 if time permits. 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.

Located at 1415 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte NC 28216

Information Session for Rising 6th Grade Families @ South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm