Idlewild Elementary is a National Top 20 Magnet School

Idlewild Elementary School has been recognized as a Top 20 Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America for its commitment to high academic standards, school diversity, specialized curricula and instruction, family engagement, and community partnerships. Idlewild is proud of this accomplishment and would like to thank the dedicated parents, faculty and students who […]

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Piedmont Middle Named National Blue Ribbon School

Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School, has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Piedmont won the award in the “Exemplary High Performing School” category. Piedmont also won the award in 1991 and 2011.

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Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year: Corey Mitchell

Tony Award-Winning Educator Is Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Corey Mitchell from Charlotte, North Carolina Receives Stephen Schwartz Award (CINCINNATI—June 24, 2020)—Corey Mitchell, head of the musical theatre department of Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina is the recipient of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award […]

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New Principal Appointments

Congratulations to our new CMS School Choice principals! John Cline was named principal at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High. He has been the principal at Washington High in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since 2017. Cline was an assistant principal at South Mecklenburg High from 2013 to 2017, a teacher at Myers Park High from 2003 to 2007 and […]

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Pre-K Montessori Scholarships

If you win a seat in the lottery, you may apply for financial assistance, if needed. Although CMS charges for tuition and transportation, the amount is based on a family’s financial need. CMS encourages all families interested in Pre-K Montessori to apply, regardless of financial status. All other grades are free of charge. Full and […]

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2020-2021 Lottery Open Seats

Looking for an open magnet seat? Review the chart below for a list of schools/programs with seats available. To apply, submit a Request for Reassignment/Transfer as early as Monday, February 10, 2020, click the button below. View a comprehensive list of 2020 Lottery Results at the link below.

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Award Winning CMS Schools

Let’s celebrate our 21 award winning schools! Please join us in congratulating our schools on an outstanding year. We are proud of these national awards and want to thank everybody who has been involved in making and keeping our schools great. These schools were judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, […]

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Lottery Round 2: Open Seats

Based on the Round 1 Lottery results, these schools have space available in the grade levels listed below. Space available does not include wait pools.   If you applied in Round 1 and received a letter stating you have been placed in the school of your first choice, that assignment will not change. If you […]

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Facebook Live: Lottery Q&A

Questions about the School Choice Lottery? Director of Magnet Programs, Walter Hall, and Magnet Specialist, Cindy Noble, sit down with Tom Miner in CMS Communications to talk about the School Choice Lottery. Watch the replay as we answer questions live!

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