New-student enrollment opening for 2011-12 school year

CHARLOTTE – New students are now able to enroll in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

New-student enrollment is for children entering kindergarten or older students who will be new to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Students must be enrolled by Dec. 10, to be eligible for the first magnet lottery, which will be open from Jan. 7 to Feb. 7, 2011. Families who are enrolled by the Dec. 10 deadline will receive a personalized magnet-lottery instruction sheet in the mail during the first week of January. Families who plan to send their child to their assigned neighborhood school do not have to register by Dec. 10, but are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible.

Children must be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2011, to be considered for kindergarten. Students must be four years old on or before Aug. 31, 2011, to be considered for pre-kindergarten. Pre-kindergarten screening begins Dec. 1.

To enroll students in the district, families must provide three documents to show proof of residency.

New student-enrollment forms are available on the CMS website,, at any school, zone office or the Family Application Center (700 Marsh Road, Charlotte).

For more information, please call the Family Application Center at 980-343-5335 or e-mail

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