Student Placement
Key Dates

​​​​For the 2020-2021 School Year

Round 1 Lottery 
October 7, 2019 - November 25, 2019New student enrollment period for Round I Lottery
late-October 2019Student Assignment Notification letters begin arriving in homes
October 19, 2019 (11:00am - 3:00pm)School Choice & Enrollment Fair; Wells Fargo Atrium (Uptown Charlotte); 401 S. Tryon St.
November 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019 at 10:00pmApplication period for the Round 1 Choice Lottery
late-December 2019Lottery notification letters for Round 1 Choice Lottery arrive in homes
Round 2 Lottery 
November 26, 2019 - January 3, 2020New student enrollment period for Round II Lottery
early-January 2020Student Assignment Notification letters for Round 2 Choice Lottery begin arriving in homes
January 2, 2020 - January 22, 2020 at 10:00pmApplication period for Round 2 Choice Lottery
early-February 2019Lottery notification letters for Round 2 Choice Lottery arrive in homes


Reassignment & Transfer Period

February 10, 2020 – February 24, 2020* Request for Reassignment Period for Round I & II Lottery 
*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. Application does not guarantee approval.

February 25, 2020 – June 18, 2020** 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. Application does not guarantee approval. 
January 6, 2020 – June 5, 2020: The Office of Student Assignment & School Choice will continue to receive and enter enrollment packets for home school placement for the 2019-2020 school year. After June 5, 2020, enrollment information needs to be taken to the home school based on the residential address of the biological parent or legal guardian.

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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