Current & Prospective CMS Families, Save the Date!

The CMS School Choice Magnet Office invites you to attend this year’s in-person CMS School Choice Magnet Fair! This event will offer you the opportunity to meet school and district staff and gather information about the school options CMS has to offer.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Innovation Park, 7201 IBM Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262

Important Things to Know

  • Registration: It is not required to attend the event, but it does help us to know how many people to expect.
  • Event time: You can stop by the fair anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  • Parking: The location at Innovation Park will have plenty of free parking for everyone!
  • Interpreters: Interpreters who are fluent in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Ukrainian, Nepali and Arabic will be available on site.
  • Lottery applications: You will be able to get assistance with completing your lottery application on site.

Food Trucks, Family Fun & School Performances

Food trucks will be on site from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Menu items will be available for purchase.
There will be fun things to do for the entire family!
Performances from magnet students at Harding University High School, South Academy of International Languages, Northwest School of the Arts, North Academy of World Languages, and Long Creek Elementary School

Fair Booklet

Families attending the fair will receive a printed copy of our booklet!

CMS School Choice Lottery

  • This year’s CMS School Choice Magnet Fair will take place during this year’s School Choice Lottery window, which opens on January 16, 2023. The fair will allow you to meet school staff and make some decisions about which schools to enter on your lottery application.
  • Even if you have already submitted your application, changes can be made through the close of the lottery application window on February 13, 2023 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Come to the fair, make sure you get all of your questions answered, and meet the staff at the schools you hope to win a seat for in this year’s lottery!