By Steve Lyttleslyttle@charlotteobserver.com
Parents of students who will be new to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have until 5 p.m. Friday to register for the second magnet lottery.
This registration is for parents who want their children to attend a magnet school next year, rather than a neighborhood school.
Students may apply for any magnet program, including those filled during the first magnet lottery. If a program is filled, students are placed on a waiting list, and openings that arise are filled with the next person on the list.
Students who will be new to CMS in the 2010-11 academic year also may apply for any magnet programs with seats still open.
For information about enrollment and magnet openings, check the CMS website, www.cms.k12.nc.us, and click on the “Enroll Your Child” tab.