From Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Dec. 23 deadline for new students to enroll
Rising kindergarteners and new students must enroll by 5 p.m. Dec. 23 to be eligible for first magnet lottery.
Families of rising kindergarteners and older children who will be new to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools must enroll by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 23, to be eligible for the first magnet lottery for the 2009-2010 school year. Families may download and print instructions and forms from the CMS Web site and bring the documents to the Family Application Center, 700 Marsh Road. The Family Application Center is open today, Monday, Dec. 22 until 5 p.m. and tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Dec. 23 deadline applies to families with children who will begin kindergarten in the 2009-2010 school year and want to apply for a magnet program. Families who plan to send their child to their assigned home school do not have to register by Dec. 23, but are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible. The deadline also applies to students who are currently enrolled in other schools and plan to enter CMS in the 2009-2010 school year.
“The student-assignment lottery process is all done online,” said Scott McCully, executive director of student placement. “Families who are enrolled by the Dec. 23 deadline will receive a personalized magnet-lottery instruction sheet in the mail during the first week of January.”
The first magnet lottery for the 2009-2010 school year will run from Jan. 9 through Feb. 9, 2009. Families may learn more about the district’s magnet programs during a magnet fair at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology on Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second magnet lottery and open-seat lottery will begin March 16.
Click here for more information about the student-assignment lottery and to download instructions and forms. Families may also call the Family Application Center at 980-343-5335.
Please look at the checklist carefully – there is a lot of documentation that you will need to take with you:
Original Certified copy of student’s birth certificate
– No hospital, souvenir or photo copies accepted
All applicants must submit at least one document
from each of the following columns:
* Copy of Deed OR record or most recent mortgage payment
* Copy of Lease (including Charlotte Housing Authority and HUD leases) AND record of most recent rent payment
* Legal Affidavit from landlord affirming tenancy AND record or most recent rent payment
* Section 8 agreement
* Letter from approved agency (group & foster home purposes only)
A utility bill or work order dated within the past 30 days, including:
* Gas bill
* Water bill
* Electric bill
* Telephone bill
* Cable bill
* Valid NC driver’s license
* Current vehicle registration
* Valid North Carolina photo identification card
Dated within the past year:
* W-2 form
* Vehicle tax bill
* Property tax bill
Dated within the past 60 days:
* Medicaid Card
* Payroll stub
* Bank or credit card statement