Student Placement
Key Dates

2023-2024 KEY DATES



Enrollment Period:

        12/5/2022 - 01/6/2023

Extended Enrollment Period: 

         01/07/2023 - 06/2/2023

January 7, 2023 – June 2, 2023: The district will continue to receive and process future online enrollment applications for home school placement for the 2023-2024 school year. After June 2, 2023, any submitted enrollments will be processed by the home school starting the second week in July 2023

2022-2023 School Choice Lottery

New student online enrollment period for the district’s only Lottery: December 5, 2022 – January 6, 2023. Future enrolled students (students who are not currently attending a CMS school) will receive their Student Assignment Notification letter beginning mid-December 2022.

Current CMS students will receive their Student Assignment Notification letters starting in early December 2022. If you are a current CMS student and do not receive your Student Assignment Notification letter by December 9, 2022, please contact your child’s current school to generate another copy of the assignment letter.

The application period for the Choice Lottery: is January 16, 2023 – February 13, 2023, at 10:00 pm.

Lottery notification letters for the Choice Lottery will be sent: Early February 2023.

Reassignment & Transfer Period

Request for Reassignment Period for the district: March 6, 2023 – March 24, 2023

*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 2023-2024 school year. The application does not guarantee approval.

Request for Transfer period in order to receive an answer by the start of school: March 25, 2023– July 14, 2023

 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.


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