North K-8 Language Academy Community Engagement Work Session

CMS Parents and Prospective Families, Join us for a community engagement work session to discuss the New North K-8 Language Academy. Our planning committee and teams have worked over the past few months organizing the development of this new school that will open August 2021.  North K-8 will become available in the lottery November 30th […]

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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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Future Enrollment & School Choice Lottery Dates

Here is an update on this year’s Future Enrollment and School Choice Lottery dates! In the next few days we will have a newly updated site to give you more information about these two processes. Here’s some quick information: Round 1  Future Enrollment for Students New to CMS: November 9 – 24, 2020 School Choice Lottery: […]

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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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