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CMS opens early enrollment for 2014-15

The 2013-14 school year is less than 2 months old, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials already are enrolling students for the 2014-15 academic year.

The early enrollment period will remain open until Dec. 6. Students not currently attending CMS must be enrolled by Dec. 6 to be eligible for the first magnet school lottery. This early enrollment period is designed for students applying for magnet programs.

Families who plan to send their children to their assigned home school do not have to register by Dec. 6, but CMS officials encourage enrollment as soon as possible, so home schools can begin planning for the students’ arrivals.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2014, to be considered for kindergarten.

To enroll students, families must provide three documents to show proof of residency. CMS says it accepts three categories of documents. Among the acceptable documents: a copy of a lease and record of the most recent rent payment, or a record of the most recent mortgage payment; a utility bill dated within the past 30 days; and a valid driver’s license or vehicle tax bill.

Parents also must provide an official birth certificate (with seal) and a copy of the child’s current immunization record.

New student enrollment forms are available at any CMS school, learning community office, or at the Smith Family Center at 1600 Tyvola Road. For information, call the Smith Family Center at 980-343-5335 or email student.placement@cms.k12.nc.us.

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