Charlotte Mecklenburg Virtual Schools currently provide virtual learning for students in grades 4-12. These schools are separate from in-person learning at neighborhood and other magnet schools.
CMS virtual schools:
- Provide students access to all core courses and a wide range of elective courses including middle and high school honors courses and high school AP courses;
- Support each student according to their individual learning needs including our students with an IEP, English learners, and gifted students;
- Support the social and emotional well-being and health of all students;
- Create opportunities to develop community among students, teachers and staff.
Virtual School (Grades 4-8)
Grades 4-8 include a blend of synchronous (live at a particular time) and asynchronous (independent) work, with time in each part depending on the grade level and/or class. Students are asked to start logging on to class via Zoom at 9:05am. The day begins with homeroom starting at 9:15am. The schedule embeds opportunities for targeted support, enrichment, clubs, and office hours with teachers.
Our school will foster a positive and safe virtual learning community to nurture students academically, socially and emotionally while respecting diverse family and cultural backgrounds so that students can learn and reach their fullest potential.
- Every student can learn and succeed.
- Staff will be committed, collaborative, caring and exemplary
- Equitable means meeting the different needs of all students.
- Our diversity will be our strength.
Future opportunities during asynchronous learning time:
- “Cafeteria” zooms to eat with friends
- “Recess” zooms to socialize informally
- To pursue student interests, increase student engagement, build technology & social skills
- IEP services (ex: speech, occupational therapy)
- TD/EC/ESL Support
- Tutoring (peer)
Parent Resources to get you started:
- Tech Resources: Videos on how to log onto Canvas for parents and students and much more!
- Curriculum Resources: What curriculum is CMS using? What can I do to help my student?
CMS Virtual School Grades 4-8 Administrative Staff
- Senior Admin Secretary, Finance, Data Manager: Mrs. Samariss Morrow-Daniels
- Registrar and Attendance: Mrs. Cynthia Rogers
- Assistant Principal: Ms. Okemia June
- Assistant Principal: Ms. Patricia Capozzi
- Dean of Students: Mr. Mark Culbertson
- Principal: Ms. Tonya M. Faison
Virtual School (Grades 9-12)
The High School Virtual Learning (VL) program serves grades 9-12. Full-time students take 100% of their classes online and from the convenience of home or other location. Students may also opt to take their online courses at the brick-and-mortar location, which provides students with additional supports including access to technology, counselors, and teachers. The flexibility of working from home or in a school setting provides a truly personalized learning environment. Students may participate in co-curricular activities and sports at their home school (transportation not provided).
Virtual School & Transportation Zones
Enrolling in the virtual schools
Families may choose the virtual schools via the CMS Choice Lottery for grades 5-12. Families of interested students in grades 10-12 must also complete a transcript review by the Principal.
Below is the process for families who miss the CMS School Choice Lottery.
- If you are a current CMS student:
- Step 1: Complete the online Request for Reassignment/Transfer form by clicking the green button below.
- Step 2: For grades 10-12, the Virtual School principal will obtain your transcript via the PowerSchool portal. You can read more about the transcript review for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High School here.
- Step 3: Student Placement will send you a letter with the results of the transfer/reassignment request. Please note that the transfer will NOT be approved unless the transcript meets requirements.
- If you are NOT a current CMS student:
- Step 1: Enroll in CMS through Student Placement (as a future student for the next school year) or at your neighborhood high school (during the current school year).
- Step 2: Once the enrollment is complete (and you have received a student ID and PIN), complete the online Request for Reassignment/Transfer form by clicking the green button below.
- Step 3: For grades 10-12, take a copy of your official school transcript to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High School for transcript review. You can read more about the transcript review for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High School here.
- Step 4: Student Placement will send you a letter with the results of the transfer/reassignment request. Please note that the transfer will NOT be approved unless the transcript meets requirements.
Magnet Expectations Agreement
Charlotte Mecklenburg Virtual School (Grades 4-8) Expectations Agreement: English version
Charlotte Mecklenburg Virtual School (Grades 9-12) Expectations Agreement: English version
Learners who thrive in virtual learning…
- Can handle independent learning
- Enjoy a personalized learning experience
- Like to be challenged
- Want an individualized schedule
- Care about their personal success
- Are natural leaders
- Want small school environments with more one-on-one attention from teachers