Enrollment Overview

  • The Office of Student Enrollment is responsible for new student registration, address changes, transfers and school assignment for new and continuing students.

    Registrations are completed by the Registrar at the district's central office, Lincoln Center, which is served by the CM bus route. Students do not need to accompany their parents to be enrolled.

    You may complete the online pre-registration process in advance or at Lincoln Center. To finalize your child's registration, you must appear in person at Lincoln Center. Only parents or legal guardians may register students. Legal guardians must present court-ordered custody or guardianship documentation. Notarized statements and powers of attorney are not acceptable.

  •  ***UPDATE*** During the pandemic, you do not need to appear in person at Lincoln Center. You may either upload your registration documents when you are prompted by the online pre-registration form or email your registration documents to registration@chccs.k12.nc.us. The Office of Student Enrollment & Assignment is open to families with appointments only.


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  • Elementary Magnet Deadline is April 15

    If you are interested in enrolling your rising Kindergarten student in one of the district magnet programs (Dual LanguageSTEAM²), your child's registration must be complete by 4:30 p.m., April 15.

    How to enroll in the Dual Language and STEAM² magnet lotteries

    As part of the online pre-registration for 2021-22, you will be asked if you would like to enroll your rising Kindergarten student in one of the district magnet programs. If you answer, "Yes," you will have the option to select the program/s of your choice.

    When the enrollment is complete (all required documents received at Lincoln Center) your child will be placed in the school assigned to his/her address. If your child is seated in the lottery, you will receive an email with instructions for accepting or declining placement.

    More program information is available on the Dual Language and STEAM² (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, & Mandarin) program pages.

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Smith Middle Update

  • The Board of Education voted to re-open Smith Middle to students domiciled in the Smith attendance zone for the 2021-22 school year.

    At its March 4, 2021 meeting, the Board approved a plan to re-open Smith Middle School to students domiciled in the Smith attendance zone. Students zoned to Smith and previously reassigned to other middle schools may request to attend Smith before April 15.

    Middle school enrollment will be monitored carefully; if any middle school reaches 107% capacity, new students will be assigned to another middle school based on available space and high school assignment. Transportation will be provided.

Smith Middle Closed to New Students, 2019-20 and 2020-21

  • Due to extreme overcrowding, Smith Middle School is closed to new students for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. 

    New students will be reassigned to overflow schools based on their addresses. Transportation is provided. Students reassigned in 2019-20 and 2020-21 will continue their assignments; transportation is provided.

    The Board of Education voted to close Smith Middle to students enrolled after July 18, 2019. New students enrolled after July 18, 2019 will be reassigned to other schools as outlined in Option #6 on the agenda abstract.

    No neighborhoods with current Smith students will be reassigned. The new development at Carraway Village, which had no Smith students on July 18, 2019, was reassigned to Estes Hills Elementary, Phillips Middle, and East Chapel Hill High.