Student Placement
Key Dates


CMS Families – this week you should have received your student’s annual assignment notification letter, alerting them to their CMS school assignment for the 2022-23 school year and providing instructions for participating in the school choice lottery.  The letter contained a message which said “Your lottery application have been voided and you must reapply before the deadline date.”  Please disregard this portion of the letter.  All other information, including the student’s ID and PIN and 22-23 school assignment is correct.  Only families who wish to change their student’s 22-23 assignment need to take action.  Please visit the Student Placement or School Choice websites for additional information.


Should your child experience a programmatic, grade, or an address change after you have submitted a choice lottery application, your application will be voided and a new application will need to be submitted on or before the lottery deadline date.

2022-2023 KEY DATES



Enrollment Period:

        12/6/2021 - 01/14/2022

Extended Enrollment Period: 

         01/15/2022 - 06/03/2022

2022-2023 School Choice Lottery

 December 6, 2021 – January 18, 2022

  Visit the Enrollment Lottery

Reassignment & Transfer Period

 February 1, 2022 – March 14, 2022

Request for Reassignment Period for the district. 

*Students brand new or re-enrolling to the district after this date will have ten business days after enrolling to submit a request for reassignment for the 2022-2023 school year. The application does not guarantee approval.

  March 15, 2022 – July 15, 2022

Request for Transfer period in order to receive an answer by the start of school
** Students brand new, re-enrolling or current CMS students can apply to schools not listed on the Superintendent's Closed School list. The application does not guarantee approval.

2022-2023 Requests Timeline

​Deadline to submit reassignment requests
​Notifications Letters will 
start to go out           

Start date if approved
​All Participants- March 14, 2022

​ 2/4/2022

​First day of school 


​Deadline to submit transfer requests

​Notifications Letters will 

start to go out 

​Start date if approved




​ALL Participants - July 15, 2022


​ First day of school


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Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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