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.

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 @ Albemarle Road Middle School
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
29
Wed
Information Session @ Williams Secondary Montessori
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
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
Information Session @ Northwest School of the Arts
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Information Session located in the NWSA Media Center

Information Session @ Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Feb
6
Thu
Open House @ Lansdowne Elementary School
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
13
Thu
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
19
Wed
Information Session @ Williams Secondary Montessori
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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
6
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Mar 6 @ 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
Apr
1
Wed
Information Session @ Williams Secondary Montessori
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
24
Fri
Open House @ Randolph Middle School
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
May
4
Mon
Open House @ First Ward Creative Arts Academy
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am