Establish and align clear career pathways and program options that promote choice and equip students to compete for evolving career opportunities.
The Choice Program application process for the 2022-2023 school year will open in the Fall. Please check back in November 2021 for more information regarding the application process and deadline.
Cumberland County Schools is proud to offer a variety of Choice Programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of students. Choice Programs are uniquely themed concepts implemented at select schools throughout the district. You can exercise your power of choice within CCS by learning more about the Choice Programs available to students and select a program that best matches your child's interests and future goals.
Explore the Choice Program options by accessing the links on this page for each grade level. For additional information, call the school to speak to the principal or Academy Director. If you have questions regarding the status of your application or student assignment process, contact the CCS’ Student Assignment Office at 910-678-2616. Follow us on Twitter @ccschoice1 to stay informed about Choice Program updates.
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. Exceptions to this policy must be requested in writing to the Student Assignment Office and approved by the Board of Education.
District Transformation & Strategic Initiatives2465 Gillespie St.Fayetteville, NC 28306910-678-2450Melody Chalmers McClainAssistant Superintendent
Who is eligible to apply?
Any student who currently resides in Cumberland County or who will reside in Cumberland County for the 2020-2021 school year is eligible to apply.
Can a student apply to more than one program?
Families can apply to more than one Choice Program based upon a student’s interest and goals.
How are students selected?
Student must meet eligibility requirements determined by each school. A randomized lottery is conducted to select students for programs in which there are more applicants than there are available seats.
Is transportation provided?
Parents must provide transportation to and from Choice Programs. There is limited transportation provided for some schools. You should contact the school to determine if transportation is available for your home address.