How Do I Apply to CTEC?
1-Enroll in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
For Participation in the Round 1 Choice Lottery by December 1, 2017
For Participation in the Round 2 Choice Lottery by February 5, 2018
For Participation in the Round 3 Choice Lottery by March 19, 2018
2- Obtain your child’s Identification Number and PIN
This will be mailed to your home a few weeks after enrollment
You can call the Magnet Office at 980-343-5030 if you do not receive the ID and PIN numbers needed to participate in the First Lottery
3- Research the Magnet Schools
4- Enter the School Options Selection Form ONLINE
November 13, 2017 – December 18, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Round 1 Choice Lottery)
Key Dates for the 2018-19 Lottery Process
January 12, 2018 – February 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Round 2 Choice Lottery)
March 12, 2018 – April 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Round 3 Choice Lottery)
Transportation will be provided if the magnet school serves the student’s identified transportation zone or is a county-wide magnet program.
Students are only waitlisted for their first choice in the lottery.
Don’t reapply for the 2nd Lottery if you have been waitlisted for your school preference: you will hurt your chances!