Choice Programs

Application Information

2020-2021 Cumberland County Schools’ Choice Program Application Information 

The Choice application has been reopened for families to apply for the 2020-2021 school year for the following schools: 

  • Williams H. Owen Elementary (Language Immersion)
  • E. E. Miller Year-Round Elementary (Language Immersion)
  • Reid Ross Year Round Middle (Classical Studies)
  • Massey Hill High (Classical Studies)
  • Douglas Byrd High (Academy of Finance), (Academy of Green Technology)
  • E. E. Smith High (Academy of Math and Science), (Academy of Fire Science)

The Choice Program application can be accessed via the Family Dashboard.

Choice Program Information Nights
If you missed the Choice Fair on November 2, 2019, you can learn more about the Choice Programs that CCS offers by reviewing the Choice Guide, contacting the school, or attending a Choice Program Information Night in your area. The schedule for Choice Program Information Nights can be accessed by viewing the Choice Information Nights Flyer.

Application Help Sessions

Application Help Sessions will be conducted throughout the application period. Parents who need access to a computer to apply or need assistance completing the application can attend one of the Application Help Sessions at the Educational Resource Center located at 396 Elementary Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 or call 910-678-2450 to schedule an appointment. The dates and times for these sessions can be found at this link.

Choice Program Renewals

Students currently assigned to a Choice Program will remain assigned to that school unless a Choice Program Exit Intent Form is completed and submitted to the Student Assignment Office. Forms will be mailed to parents. Completed forms must be received at the Student Assignment Office if you no longer wish for your child to remain in their current Choice Program assignment.

Residency and Choice Program Enrollment

To attend a Cumberland County school, the student must reside in Cumberland County with a parent or court-appointed custodian. Once a parent/legal custodian makes the commitment to enroll a student in a Choice Program, the parent/legal custodian will not be able to transfer the student to another school during the school year.  For additional information contact the Office of Student Assignment @ 910-678-2616.

No student or employee in the CCS shall, on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicapping condition, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any educational program or activity.

Published by Melody Chalmers on April 15, 2020

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