Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Smith Family Center
Services: Student Placement assists families who need help enrolling with the district. Information is available on schools, CMS
programs and special services. Parents can meet with a specialist to discuss placement options and complete the enrollment process.
The International Center provides enrollment information and assessment for students who speak a language other than English. Parents can receive assistance with enrollment, English language assessment, and immunization requirements.
Assessment will include language proficiency to comply with existing federal guidelines and to determine eligibility for the English as a Second Language Program. After-school and summer programs for ESL students.
The Magnet Program assists families with information about the district’s magnet school opportunities. CMS recognizes that every child has unique interests and talents and the magnet programs are designed to address those specific needs.
The Bright Beginnings Pre-K Program is an award-winning, literacy-based initiative for 4-year-olds with identified educational needs. Eligibility is determined based on a formal screening process. At the Family Application Center, parents who are interested can find out more and set up appointments to have their children screened for the Pre-K program.
Community Partnerships & Family Engagement Department supports student achievement and encourages family and community involvement through training, community collaboration, education and awareness.
Address: 1600 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Phone: 980-343-5567
Elementary Schools for Zip Code 28205
Billingsville Elementary (Grades preK-5)
Address: 124 Skyland Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.5520
Chantilly Montessori (Grades preK-6)
Address: 701 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.0692
Highland Mill Montessori (preK-6)
Address: 3201 Clemson Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.5525
Merry Oaks Elementary (Grades preK-5)
Address: 3508 Draper Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.6422
Shamrock Gardens Elementary (Grades preK-5) Address: 3301 Country Club Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.6440
Winterfield Elementary (Grades preK-5)
Address: 3100 Winterfield Place, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.6400
Windsor Park Elementary (Grades preK-5) Address: 3910 Sudbury Road, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.6405
Middle and High Schools for Zip Code 28205
Eastway Middle (Grades 6-8)
Address: 1501 Norland Road, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.6410
Garinger High (Grades 9-12)
Address: 1100 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980. 343.6450
Hawthorne High (Grades 6-12)
Address: 1411 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 980.343.6011
Elementary Schools for Zip Code 28212 Albemarle Road Elementary (Grades preK-5) Address: 7800 Riding Trail Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Greenway Park Elementary (Grades preK-5) Address: 8301 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 980.343.5060
Idlewild Elementary (Grades preK-5)
Address: 7101 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 980.343.6411
Piney Grove Elementary (Grades preK-5)
Address: 8801 Eaglewind Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 980.343.6470
Middle and High Schools for Zip Code 28212
Albemarle Road Middle (Grades 6-8)
Address: 6900 Democracy Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 980.343.6420
McClintock Middle (Grades 6-8)
Address: 2101 Rama Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 980.343.6425
East Mecklenburg High (Grades 9-12)
Address: 6800 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 980.343.6430
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)
Services: Offers free English and citizenship classes, opportunities to build job skills and pursue additional education and job opportunities. For more information and to register for classes either call or speak with the refugee recruitment, retention and assessment specialist, Lindsay Laplante at the following locations:
Neighborhood Good Samaritan (Mondays)
Address: 3557 N Sharon Amity Road, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28205
Cokesbury United Methodist Church (Tuesdays)
Address: 6701 Idlewild Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212
Galilee Center (Wednesday)
Address: 3601 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
Shamrock Senior Center (Thursday)
Address: 3925 Willard Farrow Drive, Charlotte 28215
ResCare Workforce Services
Services: Qualified low-income applicants, ages 16-24, who live in Mecklenburg County are offered free GED classes (with small class sizes and two instructors), Job Skills classes, Subsidized Occupational Skills trainings (i.e. CNA, Phlebotomy, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, HVAC, Forklift Operating and more), resume building, and connection to job opportunities and volunteer positions. Free bus passes and a variety of other resources are also available to help individuals accomplish their employment goals. So far all refugees who have applied qualify. Appointment required. Be sure to bring Picture ID, Social Security Card, Work permit or Permanent Resident Card (unless you have a birth certificate or a passport).
Address: 5601 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 704.364.8898
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Contact: Omar Parks (direct line: 704.442.2210) Website: http://www.rescare.com/workforce-services/