Choice Programs

    Establish and align clear career pathways and program options that promote choice and equip students to compete for evolving career opportunities.


    The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) Choice Program application Phase ll Timeline window for the 2023-2024 academic year is as follows:
    • April 18- May 31, 2023- Phase ll Application Window
    • June 1- June 8, 2022- Process Applications
    • June 9, 2023- Release parent notification email
    • June 16, 2023, 11:59 PM- Parents deadline to accept open seat offers. The remaining open-seat offers will be removed.
    Enrollment must be completed with your assigned Choice Program upon notification from the selected school for the  2023-2024 academic year. 
    Upon accepting your child's seat assignment, the final step in the choice process is to complete the enrollment at the school level. You will be contacted by the school when the 2023-2024 enrollment period opens.

    To submit a Choice Application, visit the CCS Family Dashboard at:

    2023-2024 Choice Program- Phase ll School Offerings

    Cumberland Academy- Virtual School- Grades Kindergarten - 12th Grade

    Owen Elementary- Spanish Immersion- Kindergarten Only

    Massey Hill Classical- Classical Studies- Grades 9-12

    Reid Ross Classical School- Year Round- Grade 6-12

    Seventy-First Classical Middle- Classical Studies- 6th Grade Only


    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 @ #1ChooseCCS 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.

    Students currently assigned to a Choice Program will remain assigned to that program unless a Choice Exit Application is completed and submitted to the Student Assignment Office. These forms will be available online only through the following link Student Assignment Forms. The Choice Exit Application window for the 2023-2024 academic year is January 9 - through May 31, 2023. Please submit this application if you no longer wish for your child to remain in their current Choice Program assignment. No late applications will be accepted.

Contact Us

  • Academic Services/ Instructional Programs
    2465 Gillespie St.
    Fayetteville, NC 28306 
    Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Instructional Programs
    Valerie B. Robinson
    Administrative Assistant

Choice Program FAQs

  • Who is eligible to apply?

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    Any student who currently resides in Cumberland County or who will reside in Cumberland County is eligible to apply.

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  • Can a student apply to more than one program?

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    Families can apply to more than one Choice Program based upon a student’s interests and goals.

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  • How are students selected?

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    Students 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.

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  • Is transportation provided?

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    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.

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