Student Placement

​​​​​​Welcome to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools!​​​

Beginning Monday, June 17th, CMS will observe a four-day work week. Our summer walk-in and customer service hours will be as follows:
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the office closed on Fridays (the week of July 4 we will be open Monday-Friday with the office closed on the 4th). 

Five-day work weeks will resume on Monday, August 12th.


Student Enrollment Process

Key Dates

Home School Information

Planning Services is responsible for developing school boundaries.  Students are assigned to a home school based on their residential address. Each Mecklenburg County address has been assigned an elementary, middle and high school known as the home school. Students are automatically assigned to their home school upon enrollment. Transportation is provided to your home school.  If you have questions about school boundaries or need your transportation zone, email your address to planning.

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School Web Sites

If you have questions about Magnet programs please contact the Magnet Office at 980-343-5030.

School Choice Lottery

Each year new and current CMS families have an opportunity to apply for Magnet/Career & Technical Education (CTE) or other school option programs through the online school options lottery.   The online lottery application provides families with a list of their school options based on the student’s residential address.  New families must enroll by the appropriate deadlines to participate in the lottery.​ If your child was previously enrolled in CMS but is not currently attending a CMS school or enrolled for the upcoming school year, you must first re-enroll prior to being able to submit a lottery application. The Round I Choice Lottery Application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available November 30, 2018 - January 7​, 2019. The Round II Choice Lottery Application will be available January 18, 2019 - February 11, 2019.

 School Choice Lottery Application