‘Tis the Season? No, don’t bust out the holly yet, it’s school Open House season all around Charlotte. If you are anything like me, I am a bit shaken by all of this. Where did summer go? I’m still unpacking my pool bag and all of a sudden I am expected to plan the 2012-2013 school year? Really? Yes, really!
We took some of the pain out the process with the below list. We know there are a ton of wonderful schools in Charlotte and we tried to cover as many as possible. So please, add any schools we may have missed!
Now get out there and educate yourself on all the fabulous schools Charlotte has to offer!
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) provides academic instruction and support each school day to more than 133,600 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 178 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County. To cover all Open Houses would be crazy! Check out their website and the below links for shortcuts to the enrollment process.
• CMS site
• CMS enrolling your student
• CMS zones
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG MAGNET SCHOOLS
Any student can apply to a magnet program within CMS. All students who wish to apply for a magnet program must meet any entrance requirements that may exist for the school or magnet program and agree to fulfill program requirements to remain enrolled in the magnet program. For more information on the CMS Magnet program visit the link below.
• CMS magnet program
CHARLOTTE AREA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS (CAIS)
Charlotte Christian School
October 12, 9:30 am: JK-K
October 20, 7:00 pm: JK-K
November 12, 1:00 pm: JK-12
January 26, 2012, 7:00 pm: JK-12
Charlotte Country Day School
October 4, 7:00 pm: JK-K
October 12, 7:00 pm: JK-4
October 26, 7:00 pm: JK-12
November 9, 1:30 pm: 9-12
Charlotte Latin School
October 5, 7:00 pm: TK-K
November 1, 9:30 am: TK-12
Charlotte Preparatory School
October 13, 7:00 pm: PK-8
November 10, 9:30 am: Early School
November 20, 2:00 pm: PK-8
January 10, 2012, 9:30 am: PK-8
Providence Day School
October 11, 6:30 pm: TK-K
November 6, 2:00 pm: TK-12
December 7, 9:30 am: TK-5
January 23, 2012, 9:30 am: TK-12
Trinity Episcopal School
October 13, 12 noon: K-8
October 18, 7:00 pm: K-8
October 27, 10:00 am: K-8
January 7, 2012, 3:00 pm: K-8
“MACS” is a centralized, regional system of schools in the Charlotte area that includes nine schools that serve PK through 12. For questions or for additional information, contact the admissions office at 704-370-3273. Families should visit the individual school websites to get information about Open Houses and admissions.
Holy Trinity Middle School
October 23, 1-3pm
Charlotte Catholic High School
November 6, 1-3p
MISC. CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
British American School of Charlotte
Tours occur at 9:30 a.m. each weekday. They also host several Open Houses throughout the year. Call or email to schedule at 704.341.3236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte Jewish Day School
October 26 & 27, Time TBD K-5
Charlotte Montessori School
October 15, By Invitation Only K
Call 704-332-7733 for more information.
Covenant Day School
October 26, 9:30 am TK-12
We also found this great link (thank you Wikipedia) of all schools in the Charlotte area. It’s looooooong, so grab some refreshments!
Now get out there are educate yourself on all the school choices Charlotte has to offer!