CHOICE SCHOOL APPLICATION DIRECTIONS
All assignments will be for a full academic year. Students may change assignments during the school year only if they move out of their current attendance area or meet hardship requirements. Reassignment will only be approved for return to home school district.
Any student whose choice is to remain at their assigned home district school will not need to complete an application. Students currently assigned to a choice program will remain assigned to their current school unless a “choice exit intent” form is completed and submitted to the Student Assignment Office. Forms will be mailed to parents; completed “choice exit intent” forms must be received at the Student Assignment Office no later than January 31, 2017 if you no longer wish for your child to remain assigned to their current choice school assignment.
1. Transportation will not be provided outside of the assigned home school attendance area. (Exception: Busing will be provided for students living in the Lewis Chapel district that are accepted to attend Anne Chesnutt). Parents must provide timely transportation to and from school each day if no exception for transportation has been made. (Failure to provide timely transportation may result in student transfer to their home school)2. Siblings who also make application by the application deadline will be assigned to the same school if older sibling is selected.3. Selection will be based on space available. If your choice is not available, the student will be assigned to the home school. All Cumberland County students will have an opportunity to participate in choice schools based on availability, facilities, and consideration of special needs.
Application must be submitted by February 27, 2017.
No student or employee in the Cumberland County Schools shall on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicapping condition, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity. This document is available in alternative forms by contacting the Communications Department of the Cumberland County Schools, P.O. Box 2357, Fayetteville, NC 28302 or call 910/678-2300.
MIDDLE LEVEL (6-8)Max Abbott- Global Communications Anne Chesnutt - Year-Round or Foreign Language and Global Communications Middle School Dual Immersion Program - (Rising E.E. Miller and W.H Owen 6th Grade Immersion Students only and Spanish Heritage Native Speaking Students) New Century International Middle- (Rising E.E. Miller and W.H Owen 6th Grade Immersion Students Only) Middle School Immersion ProgramReid Ross- Classical Studies and Year-RoundSeventy-First- (Assignment by Computer Generated Lottery Process) - Classical Studies
HIGH SCHOOLS (9-12)A separate Choice application must be completed for each high school choice program
Reid Ross Year Round Classical High School Massey Hill Classical High School
The following high school academies have additional application requirements. The Student Assignment Office will forward your application to your selections for choice academies. Additionally, you must obtain a school application and submit the application and any additional required information to the academy director at the school(s) to which you applied by the application deadline.
Seventy-First - School of the Arts Cross Creek Early College – Early CollegeTerry Sanford - Academy of Global Studies Pine Forest - Academy of Information Technology EE Smith –Academy of Math and Science or CCS Fire AcademyDouglas Byrd – Academy of Finance or Academy of Green TechnologySouth View - International Baccalaureate Academy or Academy of Public Safety & SecurityWestover - Academy of Health Sciences, Academy of Engineering Technologies or Career Pathway – Collision RepairCumberland International Early College - Early CollegeCumberland Polytechnic - Career and Technical High School
DEADLINE: Choice applications will be accepted January 11, 2017 through February 27, 2017; kindergarten applications will be accepted through June 1, 2017. If for any reason your child is accepted into a high school academy after the deadline has passed, he/she may not participate in interscholastic athletics for 365 days from the date of acceptance. Please Note: To attend a Cumberland County school, the student must reside in Cumberland County with a parent or court appointed custodian.