We are excited to share the new 2018-19 School Choice options!

International Baccalaureate
Billingsville Elementary

Visual and Performing Arts
Long Creek Elementary
Crestdale Middle

Computer Science & Coding
Northeast Middle
Northridge Middle
Wilson Middle
Harding High

Environmental Sustainability
Bruns Elementary
Whitewater Middle

Creative Arts & Sciences
Greenway Park Elementary

Leadership & Paideia
Quail Hollow Middle

Eastway Middle

Health & Medical Sciences
Walter G. Byers K-8

Spanish Dual Language
Albemarle Road Relief K-8

To learn more about a specific school, we recommend attending an Open House – see schedule here.


CMS School Choice Themes

The Entrepreneurship program o ers students comprehensive programs of study that align with business and industry needs, and enhance their 21st century leadership skills.

Middle Colleges
In partnership with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), CMS offers accelerated learning opportunities that allow students the opportunity to take college courses while completing their high school graduation requirements.

Early College
In partnership with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), CMS offers accelerated learning opportunities that allow students the opportunity to take college courses while completing their high school graduation requirements.

Military, Global Leadership & Public Safety
This program provides the opportunity for hands-on personalized instruction in the skills needed to succeed in law enforcement, firefighting and emergency service. All students start with an overview of public safety and then focus on their area of interest.

International Baccalaureate
The IB program is a rigorous program of study that focuses on critical thinking and encourages students to be internationally-minded within a complex and hyper-connected world.

World Languages
The overall goal of the World Languages & Language Immersion programs is to promote high academic achievement in literacy and proficiency in dual languages while enhancing the level of cultural awareness among students.

STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

STEAM is an educational approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Unique Learning Approaches
Blended and Virtual Learning
The Blended & Virtual Learning programs were designed using a formal approach to education that involves full or partial online delivery of content with some element of student control over the time, place, path and/or pace of their learning. By leveraging the internet, students receive a personalized learning experience.

Learning Immersion and Talent Development
The Learning Immersion and Talent Development (LI/TD) program provides students a learning environment focused on instructional strategies for advanced learners and rigorous curriculum. Students are expected to use analytical and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. Each school’s staff receives ongoing professional development on research-based strategies for best supporting advanced and gifted learners.

Children in the Montessori program learn by working with specially designed and attractively displayed developmental materials that support grade level goals and learning objectives. Working individually or in small groups, children develop a sense of self-esteem because they are given a balance of freedom and responsibility.

Leadership / Traditional
The Traditional program is committed to developing young citizens that possess leadership skills that are nurtured within and are demonstrated openly in service and responsibility to self, family, community, and country.

Environmental Sustainability
The Environmental Sustainability program provides students a learning environment that will connect students to local, regional and global environmental issues. Students will explore solutions to existing environmental problems while learning how to preserve healthy ecosystems in both the world and their community.

Computer Science Immersion / Coding
CMS computer science magnet schools are committed to integrating coding into it’s curriculum while developing the characteristics of our students as innovators, problem-solvers and critical thinkers.