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Cato Middle College
High School
8120 Grier Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Courier #: 334
P: 980-343-1452  |  F: 980-343-1453 
Principal: Alicisa Johnson
LC: L.E.A.D. Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 11:20 AM - 4:20 PM
Grades: 11-12
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General Admissions Information​

First Round Lottery:  November 13, 2017- December 18, 2017

Information Session / Open House:  Nov. 28, 2017


LOTTERY APPLICATION: Click here to access the lottery application online.   A CMS Student ID number and CMS PIN number are required to complete the lottery application.  

To participate in the lottery, the following criteria must be met:

  • You must be a current Mecklenburg County resident. 
  • You must be a rising junior or senior.

APPLICANT INFORMATION FORM:  Click on the Applicant Information Form to complete the Cato Middle College High School Applicant Information Form. It's important that we have accurate contact information for prospective students and parents.  

COMPLETING THE CPCC APPLICATION:  This is a required part of the process. Complete and submit the online CPCC application to obtain your CPCC Student ID Number.  You can access the CPCC application here

SUBMITTING TEST SCORES:  After completing the lottery application, you should submit your test scores in person or by scanning them to   Assessment options and qualifying test scores are listed below.  If you are using the CPCC Placement Test, you are responsible for submitting the test scores. CPCC will not submit the scores for you.

TAKING THE CPCC PLACEMENT TEST:  The CPCC registration office generates a CPCC student ID number which allows you to take practice placement tests onlne before you take the actual test.  Information on the CPCC Placement test can be accessed  here. A PHOTO ID is required to take the test. The CPCC registration process must be completed even if you do not take the CPCC Placement test and are using one of the alternate test options.  Visit retest policy for instructions on how to take the CPCC Placement test again in the event of scores that do not meet the qualifiers.

CREATING THE CPCC LOGIN:  Students who need to take the CPCC Placement test will need to create a CPCC login.  



Qualifying Test Scores 

Passing CPCC Placement Test (Accuplacer) scores are as follows: 

NCDAP Reading, Revising & Writing  / 151 or higher

Math - DMA 010-060 /  7 or higher on all

                  Appropriate alternate test scores are as follows 

                          SAT (before March 2016)                     English- 500, Reading - 500, Math - 500​

                          SAT (begin March 2016)                       Reading - 480, Writing - 480, Math - 530​

                          Pre-ACT (begin Oct. 2016)                   English - 18, Reading- 22, Math - 22

                          ACT:                                                        English - 18, Reading - 22, Math - 22

                          PLAN:                                                     English - 15, Reading- 18, Math - 19

                          PSAT:                                                      Writing - 45, Reading -47, Math - 47

                         PSAT  (begin Oct.2016):                        Writing & Language - 26, Reading - 26, Math - 24.5


If you do not currently attend a CMS school, you must have completed the Future Enrollment process and have been assigned a CMS Student ID number and CMS PIN number.  Click here to access Future Enrollment information.  Click the Lottery Timeline link for additiional information.  
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