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 @ North Academy of World Languages (NAWL)
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Information Session @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Information Session @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
30
Wed
School Tour and Info Session @ West Charlotte High School
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

Open House @ Marie G. Davis K-8 School
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Open House @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
1
Thu
Open House @ Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Information Session @ Trillium Springs Montessori
Dec 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
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.

Virtual Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Attendees will receive the link once they register.

Dec
2
Fri
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
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We will tour our building, during this time. See you there!

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.

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 @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Information Session @ North Academy of World Languages (NAWL)
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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.

Open House @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Dec 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Information Session @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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 @ Trillium Springs Montessori
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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
Information Session @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

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
Virtual Information Session @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open House @ Ranson Middle School
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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 @ 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 @ Irwin Academic Center
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ Highland Mill Montessori
Dec 13 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Information Session @ North Academy of World Languages (NAWL)
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Open House @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open House @ iMeck Academy at Cochrane
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Interactive Open House and Campus Tour

Virtual Information Session @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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.

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 @ Piedmont Middle School
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Dec
15
Thu
Information Session @ West Charlotte High School
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

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
Information Session @ West Charlotte High School
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

Jan
9
Mon
Information Session @ Blythe Elementary School
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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 @ 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 @ Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Open House @ Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ North Mecklenburg High School
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Trillium Springs Montessori
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Information Session @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
12
Thu
Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Classroom Visits @ Trillium Springs Montessori
Jan 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Please arrive promptly as the classroom visits will begin at 9:45 and last one hour.

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
Virtual Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Attendees will receive the link once they register.

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
13
Fri
Virtual Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Attendees will receive the link once they register.

Jan
17
Tue
Open House @ North Mecklenburg High School
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

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.

Open House @ North Mecklenburg High School
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Jan
18
Wed
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
19
Thu
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Information Session @ West Charlotte High School
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

Virtual Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Attendees will receive the link once they register.

Jan
20
Fri
Open House @ Highland Mill Montessori
Jan 20 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Open House @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
24
Tue
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We will tour our building, during this time. See you there!

Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Information Session @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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
25
Wed
Virtual Information Session @ North Mecklenburg High School
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
26
Thu
Virtual Information Session @ North Mecklenburg High School
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Information Session @ Merancas Middle College High School
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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
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 @ North Mecklenburg High School
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

IB Showcase @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The JMA Showcase will be held in the J.M. Alexander gymnasium. Drop in anytime between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about our curriculum, course offerings, extracurriculars, and the IB magnet. Meet teachers, staff and students. School tours will be available!

Open House @ North Mecklenburg High School
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

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
Open House @ Highland Mill Montessori
Feb 3 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

School Tour @ Levine Middle College High School
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open House @ Blythe Elementary School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We will tour our building, during this time. See you there!

Feb
6
Mon
Virtual Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Attendees will receive the link once they register.

Feb
7
Tue
Information Session @ West Charlotte High School
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

Open House @ Mallard Creek Elementary School
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
School Tour and Info Session @ West Charlotte High School
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register for this event using the ticket.

Prospective Parents may also contact the IB Coordinator, Mrs. LaDawna Robinson to learn more about the IB Programs at West Charlotte 980-343-6060 or via email [email protected]

Feb
8
Wed
Showcase @ Piedmont Middle School
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

This event is our Showcase event. Students, parents, teachers will be there for this Early Release Day.

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
Virtual Information Session @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Virtual Information Session @ Oaklawn Language Academy
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
9
Thu
Open House @ Irwin Academic Center
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
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 @ Piedmont Middle School
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Feb
10
Fri
Virtual Open House @ Piedmont Middle School
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please use the ticket to register for this event.

Attendees will receive the link once they register.

Feb
21
Tue
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
7
Tue
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
21
Tue
Open House @ J.M. Alexander Middle School
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am