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.

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

Virtual Information Session @ Charles H. Parker Academic Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

We will share information about Charles H. Parker’s LI/TD Magnet Program in this virtual Information Session. Zoom information will be sent via email to registered participants.

Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 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 @ 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

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
Information Session (Virtual) @ Harper Middle College High School
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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
Virtual Info Session/Q&A @ Collinswood Language Academy
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Virtual Information Session @ Long Creek Elementary School
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Information Session @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Dec
5
Mon
Information Session @ Long Creek Elementary School
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

We will have a walking informational session so you can also tour the building. Please arrive by 9:30 so we can begin.

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.

Virtual Open House @ Paw Creek Elementary School
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Information Session @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

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

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
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.

Information Session @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

School Tour @ Levine Middle College High School
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Information Session @ Park Road Montessori
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register using the ticket.

This is an info session only. Attendees will receive an invitation to do a small group tour during the school day.

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
Information Session @ Winget Park Elementary School
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Dec
14
Wed
Information Session @ Long Creek Elementary School
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

We will have a walking informational session so you can also tour the building. Please arrive by 9:30 so we can begin.

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.

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 @ 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
Information Session (virtual) @ Park Road Montessori
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register using the ticket. The meeting link will be sent directly to attendees.

This is a virtual information session. Attendees will be sent an invitation for small group tours during the school day.

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.

Virtual Information Session @ Long Creek Elementary School
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Jan 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Jan
11
Wed
Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Virtual Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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

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.

Information Session @ Winget Park Elementary School
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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.

Information Session @ Winget Park Elementary School
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 @ Winget Park Elementary School
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Meeting link: https://cms-k12-nc-us.zoom.us/j/6981586646

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
18
Wed
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 @ Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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
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
Information Session @ Cato Middle College High School
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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.

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

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
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.

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
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.

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.

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
23
Thu
Open House @ Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am