CMS approves new choice, programs for students
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education recently approved new programs and options for students across the district.
At the board’s meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, where new District 6 representative Paul Bailey also was sworn in, the board approved 13 different proposals to take place in the 2014-15 school year. Two proposals involve consolidation, and would create an iMeck Academy at Cochrane Collegiate Academy and would merge the International Business and Communication Studies school at Olympic High School with the International Studies and Global Economics school to create space for a new advanced manufacturing and entrepreneurship school at Olympic.
The board also approved adding a medical science magnet program at Hawthorne Academy; a partial science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) magnet at McClintock Middle School in south Charlotte; a new partial-magnet elementary school for relief at Winget Park Elementary; a full Montessori magnet at Long Creek Elementary; a 13th grade at Cato Middle College for students to complete an associates degree; and a partial science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) magnet at Coulwood
Three more options also will be added for high school students including middle college programs at the Levine and Harper campuses of Central Piedmont Community College and a new early college program at UNC Charlotte.
Sixth through eighth grades also will be added to Mountain Island Elementary.
In addition to the changes, the board also voted to shift school boundaries for five homes in south Charlotte’s Ballanmoor neighborhood. Home elementary schools for students in those homes will shift from Hawk Ridge Elementary to Elon Park Elementary, the home school for the rest of the subdivision.
Find more information at the CMS website, www.cms.k12.nc.us.