CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is accepting applications for the magnet school lottery for the 2013-14 school year. Families must apply online by Feb. 11 at 10 p.m.

Students who apply for a magnet program must meet any entrance requirements and agree to fulfill program requirements to remain enrolled. Those who are happy with their listed placement do not need to apply.

CMS will offer nine magnet programs at 37 schools in the 2013-14 school year. Magnet themes include International Baccalaureate; Military and Global Leadership; Leadership and Global Studies; Montessori; Learning Immersion/Talent Development; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Traditional; Visual and Performing Arts and World Languages. All CMS students are taught the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.