• Registering Your Child for School

    To determine your child’s home school, contact Student Placement at (980) 343-5335. The home school is based on a parent’s or guardian’s home address. A family that wishes to enroll in the home school can go directly to that school for the enrollment and registration process.

    Spaugh Administrative Center

    The Spaugh Administrative Center is a family-friendly center that houses the following district offices:

    • Student Placement: Assists families with questions about what is needed to enroll in the district. Parents can make an appointment to meet with a specialist to discuss enrollment issues. To make it convenient for our families, we offer three options for meetings: telephone, virtual or face-to-face.
      Phone: (980) 343-5335
    • International Center: Enrolls students and administers English language proficiency assessments for students who speak a language other than English and/or are new to the United States. Parents can also receive district and school information and obtain assistance with student immunization requirements.
      Phone: (980) 343-3784
    • Pre-Kindergarten Program: Provides families with information on the district’s Pre-K program and assists with the application process. Parents who are interested can set up an appointment to review program eligibility and have their child screened for the program.
      Phone: (980) 343-5950

    Magnet Programs @ Education Center Elizabeth Schmoke Randolph Building
    4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Suite 608

    Magnet Programs: Assists families by providing information about the district’s magnet school opportunities and enrollment process.
    Phone: (980) 343-5030

    International Placement Center @ Old Collinswood SchooI - 4000 Applegate Rd, Charlotte, 28209
    International Center

    The mission of the CMS International Center (IC) is to address the needs of culturally or linguistically diverse students, providing them with equal access to effective participation in the educational programs offered by CMS. The IC is the enrollment and resource center for all students, both international and domestic, whose first or primary language is not English. Contact the IC to ask questions about CMS and receive information and guidance on community resources, including immunizations. 

    Federal Law

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), together with the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), is charged with the responsibility of enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin. In Lau v. Nichols, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the U.S. Department of Education’s May 25, 1970, memorandum that directed Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to take steps to help English Learners overcome language barriers and to ensure that they can participate meaningfully in educational programs.

    The International Center is a family-friendly center that provides the following services:

    •  Enrolls students whose primary language is not English.

    • Administers English language proficiency assessments for students who speak a language other than English and/or are new to the United States.

    • Assist parents with district and school information

    • Support schools connecting families with interpreters.

    • Support families with student immunization requirements.

    • Provide onsite clinic for students to obtain required health assessments
      Phone: (980) 343-3784

    School-Entry Requirements

    Physical Exam/Health Assessments: In compliance with North Carolina law, parents/guardians must submit proof of a health assessment for each student entering a North Carolina public school for the first time by the first day of school entry. The assessment must have been completed within 12 months prior to the date the child would have first been eligible for initial entry into public schools. The health assessment must be completed using the NC Health Assessment Transmittal Form. The form can be found at

    Immunizations: In compliance with North Carolina law, parents/ guardians must present certification of immunizations on or before the first day of school.

    Only two types of exemptions are valid to waive immunizations:

    • Religious belief: A written statement with the child’s name, the date and signed by the parent with a statement of a bona fide religious belief is required.
    • Medical: North Carolina requires the physician to complete a Medical Exemption Statement Form (DHHS 3987) for an immunization exemption to vaccinations. This form is accepted by schools for specified conditions. If only a temporary waiver for an immunization is needed, the physician must provide a signed medical note that includes the reason for the waiver and the length of time/duration required.

    Immunization Requirements for School Entry

    Parents/guardians have 30 calendar days to provide documentation of required health assessment and immunizations. If documentation is not provided, principals have both the authority and responsibility to exclude students until proof is presented. Without proof of immunizations, students will be excluded from school starting on Thursday, September 28th, 2023.

    More information on required and recommended immunizations can be found on

    Documents needed to enroll:

    Age requirements: In compliance with North Carolina law, students must be 5 years of age on or before August 31st to be considered for Kindergarten. Students applying for the Montessori schools Pre-K program must be 4 years of age on or before August 31st in order to be considered.