How Do I Apply to CTEC?
1-Enroll in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
For Participation in the Round 1 Choice Lottery by November 25, 2019
For Participation in the Round 2 Choice Lottery by January 3, 2019
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
Key Dates for the 2020-2021 Lottery Process
November 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019 (Round 1 Choice Lottery)
January 2, 2020 - January 22, 2020 (Round 2 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!