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Title: CharlotteMecklenburg Schools


1
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Magnet Program Recommendations and Impacts

2
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Cotswold, Huntingtowne Farms, Irwin, Lansdowne,
    Statesville Road (K-5)
  • Learning Immersion Talent Development
  • Barringer, Idlewild, Shamrock Gardens,
    Tuckaseegee
  • Military Global Leadership Academy Marie G.
    Davis
  • Montessori Highland Mill (PreK-5)
  • Technology Phillip O. Berry (9-12)
  • Traditional Elizabeth Myers Park (K-5)
  • Visual Performing Arts
  • Dilworth, University Park (K-5) Northwest
    (6-12)
  • World Languages
  • Smith French, German, Japanese and Chinese

No Changes
3
  • No sibling guarantees upon implementation.
  • Students in grades 7 and 8 at new K-8 schools
    have the option to participate in athletics at
    their home schools.
  • Rising 5th, 8th and 12th grade students may
    remain at current school with transportation.
  • Program Elimination of a Partial Magnet
  • All home school students currently assigned to
    the schools magnet program remain with
    transportation. All other students are assigned
    to their home school and may apply, through the
    lottery process, to the general program at the
    school based on available seats and
    transportation zone (First Ward, Beverly Woods,
    Eastway, Kennedy, Garinger, Olympic, Hornets
    Nest, John Taylor Williams, Sterling).
  • Math, Science Environmental Studies at
    Cochrane Students will be assigned to Morehead
    as it converts to K-8 in 2010-2011.
  • Open Students may remain at Irwin. Students
    in 6-8 are assigned to their home school and may
    apply, through the lottery process, to the IB
    program, if requirements are met. Students in
    9-12 may apply to their zoned IB school through
    the lottery, if requirements are met.

Transition Plan for Impacted Students
4
  • Program Modifications
  • LI/TD Villa Heights students will be assigned
    to Lincoln Heights as a full magnet.
  • Montessori transportation zone changes Students
    may apply through the lottery to remain at their
    school without transportation.
  • Montessori Middle School Fifth grade students
    from Chantilly, Highland Mill and Park Road will
    be assigned to Sedgefield Middle School beginning
    in 2009-2010.
  • World Languages In 2010-2011, 6th and 7th grade
    students will be assigned to Collinswood and
    Oaklawn as the schools convert to K-8 programs.
    8th grade begins in 2011-2012.
  • Oaklawn French students will be assigned to Smith
    French in 2009-2010. Smith becomes county-wide
    for French.
  • West Mecklenburg and E.E. Waddell 9-12 students
    will be assigned to South Mecklenburg in
    2009-2010. South Mecklenburg becomes county-wide
    for World Languages.

Transition Plan for Impacted Students
5
Eliminations
6
RECOMMENDATION
Remove program from First Ward Elementary. No
grandfathering of students for placement or
transportation except for rising 5th
graders. Year of Implementation 2010-2011
IMPACT
Program This program has been implemented since
1995 with strong community support. To maintain
current partnerships, contracts with The National
Center for Accelerated SchoolsPlus and ImaginOn
(supporting 4th grade writing) must continue.
Facilities Reuse facility for a new, innovative
program, i.e. single gender, extended year.
Transportation Impact dependent upon where
students outside attendance area enroll. If
students enroll at home school, impact will be
minimal.
Student Placement 250 students from 52 schools
will be assigned to home schools. Schools most
impacted Nathaniel Alexander (14), University
Meadows (13) and Walter G. Byers (16). Boundaries
adjusted to fill First Ward. Schools impacted by
boundary re-draw may include Walter G. Byers,
Shamrock Gardens, Irwin, and Eastover.
Accelerated Learning
7
RECOMMENDATION
Remove program from Beverly Woods, Eastway,
Kennedy, Olympic and Garinger. No grandfathering
of students for placement or transportation
except for rising 5th, 8th and 12th graders. Year
of Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Schools may elect to continue the global
focus at the school level within their home
attendance area. Continuation is no longer valid.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Impact dependent upon where
students outside attendance area enroll. If
students enroll at home school, impact will be
minimal.
Student Placement Total impacted is 365 students
will be assigned to home schools. Schools most
impacted Smithfield (48), Steele Creek (17),
John Taylor Williams (10), Sedgefield Middle (15)
and Southwest (19).
Center for Leadership Global Economics
8
RECOMMENDATION
Remove program from Hornets Nest and John Taylor
Williams. No grandfathering of students for
placement or transportation except for rising 5th
and 8th graders. Year of Implementation
2009-2010
IMPACT
Program The emphasis on literacy will continue
through district-wide mandates and initiatives.
Transportation Impact dependent upon where
students outside attendance area enroll. If
students enroll at home school, impact will be
minimal.
Facilities No impact.
Student Placement Total impacted is 160 students
will be assigned to home schools. Schools most
impacted Oakdale (14), Ranson (23). No
continuation to next level.
Communication Arts
9
RECOMMENDATION
Remove program at E.E. Waddell. Year of
Implementation Two-year phase-out ending in
2010-2011.
IMPACT
Program Currently enrolled students may
complete the program. Opportunities for credit
from CPCC will still be offered through College
Experience and Cato Middle College (not magnet
programs).
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Minimal impact.
Student Placement No students admitted in grade 9
for 2008-09. Two-year phase out ending in
2010-11.
Early College
10
RECOMMENDATION
Remove program at Cochrane Middle School. Year
of Implementation 2010-2011
IMPACT
Program Science focus will continue in one of
the small learning academies implemented in
2008-2009. Magnet continuation will be
maintained with the conversion of Morehead to K-8.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Impact dependent upon where
students outside attendance area enroll. If
Cochrane students enroll at home school, impact
will be minimal. Morehead impact addressed in
later slide. Unknown impact for Pre-K move.
Student Placement Total impacted is 142 will
assign to Morehead K-8 current 8th graders
continue to Harding High. Pre-K program must be
relocated to accommodate new program. EC
self-contained classroom relocation under
evaluation.
Math, Science Environmental Studies
11
RECOMMENDATION
Remove program from Irwin, Piedmont, Randolph and
West Charlotte. Piedmont and Randolph become full
IB schools. (Open/Paideia students are assigned
the same program code at middle school level.) No
grandfathering of students for placement or
transportation except for rising 5th, 8th and
12th graders. Year of Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Current Open students may become IB
students.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Minimal impact if majority of
students meet IB requirements and remain at
current school or attend transportation eligible
zoned school (9-12).
Student Placement Total impacted 1,186. K-5 may
become IB students or return to their home
school 6-12 may become IB students if entrance
requirements are met 9-12 will be assigned to
their zoned IB school through the lottery.
Students not meeting requirements may enter
lottery or be assigned to home school. Possible
schools impacted James Martin (49), Spaugh (40),
Eastway (67) and McClintock (52).
Open/Paideia
12
RECOMMENDATION
Remove program from Sterling, Piedmont and
Randolph. (Open/Paideia students are assigned
the same program code at the middle school
level.) No grandfathering of students for
placement or transportation except for rising 5th
and 8th graders. Year of Implementation
2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Schools may continue the Paideia
strategies, without any magnet affiliation or
continuation.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Impact dependent upon where
students outside attendance area enroll. If
Sterling students enroll at home school, impact
will be minimal. Could result in reduced ride
times and/or total buses.
Student Placement Total impacted is 802 students
will be assigned to home schools or become IB
students as stated on previous slide for Piedmont
and Randolph.
Paideia/Open
13
Modifications
14
RECOMMENDATION
MS and HS students must be promoted for
continuation. MYP students (grades 6-10) must
take all MYP level courses for which they have
the prerequisites. Year of Implementation
2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Promotion criteria will strengthen and
is consistent with the rigor of the program.
Students must take IB courses to prepare for the
Diploma Program in grades 11 12.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Minimal impact.
Student Placement Minimal impact.
International Baccalaureate
15
RECOMMENDATION
HS Diploma Candidates must successfully complete
Theory of Knowledge course and 6 IB
courses/exams. Eliminate certificate option (3
courses with 3 exams). MS HS students must be
promoted for continuation in the IB program or
they return to their home school. Year of
Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Requirements and promotion criteria
will strengthen the program and increase the
number of IB Diplomas awarded to CMS students.
Student Placement Short-term impact may be a
slight drop in high school IB applicants.
Transportation Minimal impact.
Facilities No impact.
International Baccalaureate
16
RECOMMENDATION
Convert Winding Springs into county-wide program
and implement a continuation into Marie G. Davis
Military Global Leadership Academy, pending
meeting the magnet expectations agreement for
Marie G. Davis. Year of Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program As a full magnet, Winding Springs has
thoroughly aligned and integrated global studies
with NCSCOS. Continuation into Marie G. Davis
will provide K-12 articulation.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Will be countywide potential
increased bus requirements and costs, and lengthy
ride times for students.
Student Placement Relocation of Pre-K program may
be required.
Center for Leadership Global Economics
17
RECOMMENDATION
Move program at Villa Heights to Lincoln Heights.
Make Lincoln Heights a full magnet. Year of
Implementation 2010-2011
IMPACT
Program Will address the need to consolidate
LI/TD programs while maintaining a full LI/TD
magnet school. Allows for program expansion.
Facilities Reuse facility for a new, innovative
program, i.e., single gender, extended year.
Transportation Will now serve Grey and Violet
transportation zones (Lincoln Heights currently
serves Grey only Villa Heights currently serves
Grey and Violet.)
Student Placement Lincoln Heights non-magnet
students (215) assigned to Druid Hills.
Additional seats available for LI/TD magnet
program at Lincoln Heights (approximately 100).
Continuation into Piedmont IB for Lincoln Heights
TD students. Proximity zone priority applies,
10 of available seats by grade.
Learning Immersion Talent Development
18
RECOMMENDATION
Convert Morehead to K-8. Year of Implementation
2010-2011
IMPACT
Program Provides a cohesive implementation of
the theme and capitalizes on the success of the
K-8 format. Athletic participation available at
home school.
Facilities Facility changes required for MS
program. Pre-K site needed.
Transportation K-8 grade configuration may reduce
frequency of bus stops in same geographic area
could result in reduced costs and fewer buses
Pre-K impact based on location and boundary
movement.
Student Placement Relocation of Pre-K program
will be required. Smaller kindergarten classes to
accommodate 6-8 component.
Math, Science Environmental Studies
19
RECOMMENDATION
Strengthen entrance requirements at secondary
level. Students must score level III or IV on
Math and Science EOG tests (spring prior to
admission). Rising 9th graders must have
successfully completed Algebra I at grade 8 or
achieved level IV on Math 8 EOG test. Year of
Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Will strengthen the program by
attracting students who have an interest in and
an aptitude for the magnet theme.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Minimal impact.
Student Placement Potential decrease in 9th grade
enrollment.
Math, Science Environmental Studies
20
RECOMMENDATION
Change transportation eligibility to Chantilly
serving Green zone and Park Road serving Blue
zone. Year of Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Students may apply, through the lottery,
to remain at their school without transportation.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Minimal impact.
Student Placement Minimal impact.
Montessori
21
RECOMMENDATION
Implement a middle school program at Sedgefield.
Year of Implementation Phase-in 6th Grade
2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Will address continuation of Montessori
instruction for grades 6-8 and requests from the
public for a middle school option.
Facilities Building changes and additional FFE
requirements.
Transportation Will be countywide potential
increased bus requirements and costs, and lengthy
ride times for students.
Student Placement Minimal impact, rising 6th
grade students from Park Road, Highland Mill
Montessori and Chantilly will continue to
Sedgefield MS. Grow a grade each year. Potential
to review home school population as magnets grow.
Montessori
22
RECOMMENDATION
Oakhurst becomes county-wide magnet. Year of
Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Oakhurst is a nationally recognized
school for their use of the Paideia Program.
This will offer access to students throughout the
county.
Facilities Minimal impact.
Transportation Will be countywide potential
increased bus requirements and costs, and lengthy
ride times for students.
Student Placement Minimal impact.
Paideia
23
RECOMMENDATION
Move middle school Spanish program from Smith to
Collinswood and Oaklawn. Year of Implementation
beginning 2010-2011
IMPACT
Program Expand K-5 programs at Collinswood and
Oaklawn to K-8. Provide a consistent K-8 program
for Spanish that replicates the current K-8
models at Smith. Athletic participation
available at the home schools.
Facilities No athletic fields modular classrooms
until additions can be funded designed and built.
Transportation K-8 grade configuration may reduce
frequency of bus stops in same geographic area
could result in reduced costs and fewer buses.
Student Placement Impact is approximately 70
students per grade. Program opens with grades
6-7 in 2010-2011. Grade 8 begins in 2001-2012.
World Languages
24
RECOMMENDATION
Move French program from Oaklawn to Smith. Year
of Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Relocation of this small student
population provides more efficient use of staff
and resources.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Anticipate minimal impact.
Student Placement Impact is a total 72 students.
All automatically assigned to Smith.
World Languages
25
RECOMMENDATION
Move 9-12 program from E. E. Waddell and West
Mecklenburg to South Mecklenburg. Year of
Implementation 2009-2010
IMPACT
Program Low enrollment does not demonstrate the
need for two locations. Moving program to South
Mecklenburg provides access to a larger variety
of world language resources.
Facilities No impact.
Transportation Will be countywide potential
increased bus requirements and costs, and lengthy
ride times for students.
Student Placement Impact is 24 students in
Waddell, 16 of which in home school area. There
are 86 students attending West Meck program, of
which 29 are in the home school area,
Automatically assign all to South Meck.
World Languages
26
Recommended New Magnet Programs
  • Extended Learning Time (Villa Heights)
  • County-wide magnet
  • Single Gender (First Ward)
  • Partial magnet
  • Business/Entrepreneurship Academy (Second Ward
    High School)
  • County-wide magnet

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Magnet Programs for Future Discussion
  • Museum
  • Afrocentric
  • Other theme-related schools

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Next Steps
  • October 14, 2008 Superintendents final magnet
    recommendations presented to the Board of
    Education
  • November 12, 2008 Final Board action on
    Superintendents recommendations
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