Living Here Guide

About Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Enrolling your student in CMS

Documents needed

▪ New Student Enrollment form

▪ Birth certificate or other proof of age and legal name

▪ Proofs of Mecklenburg County residency

▪ Safe Schools Enrollment Declaration (available on CMS website; required for transfers into CMS)

▪ Current immunization records

▪ Health assessment (required for new pre-K and kindergarten students)

Age requirement

Under state law, students must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31 to be considered for kindergarten. For Montessori pre-K programs, students must be 4 on or before Aug. 31.

International students

The district offers enrollment assistance for international students through its International Center at Smith Family Center, 1600 Tyvola Road, 980-343-0432.

Source: CMS

2015-16 CMS Calendar

First day of school: Aug. 24

Labor Day holiday: Sept. 7

Teacher workdays: Sept. 23, Oct. 23

Veterans Day holiday: Nov. 11

Thanksgiving break: Nov. 25-27

Winter break: Dec. 21-Jan. 3

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: Jan. 18

Teacher workdays: Jan. 25, Feb. 15

Good Friday: March 25

Spring break: March 28-April 1

Teacher workdays: April 25, May 27

Memorial Day holiday: May 30

Last day of school: June 9