In June 2019, the CMS Board of Education voted to open Rea Farms K-8 as a magnet school with a home school attendance area.  As such, the school will serve students assigned to the school based on home address as well as students who apply to the school via the School Choice Lottery.  The Board designated the Superintendent to determine Rea Farms' magnet theme, which will be implemented schoolwide.  The survey questions below are intended to gauge family interest in each of the magnet themes currently under consideration for Rea Farms K-8 School.

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* 1. Please indicate your current home school assignment for the 2019-20 school year.  If you have multiple students at multiple schools, please select all schools which apply.  

For reference, the Blue Transportation Zone serves schools within the Ardrey Kell, Harding, Myers Park, Olympic, South Mecklenburg, and West Mecklenburg high school feeder zones.

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* 2. Please indicate, to the best of your knowledge, your school assignment for the 2020-21 school year. 

If you have multiple students assigned to multiple schools next school year, please select all schools which apply. 

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* 3. To which grade(s) will your student(s) be assigned for the 2020-21 school year?

  Kindergarten 1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade N/A
Student 1
Student 2
Student 3

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* 4. Please rate the extent to which the International Baccalaureate magnet theme appeals to you.  Additional information about each theme may be found at

Focuses on critical thinking and international mindedness, seeking to develop the whole child intellectually, personally, socially and emotionally.  IB teaches students to ask challenging questions, reflect, develop research skills and become active learners.  IB schools evaluated and authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization in order to receive the designation of an IB World School (

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP): For grades K-5, PYP focuses on inquiry-based learning, emphasizing academic development, international understanding and service to society. Study of world languages begins in Kindergarten.

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP): For grades 6-10, MYP focuses on an intensive study of core subjects integrating concept based learning through global contexts.

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* 5. Please rate the extent to which the Learning Immersion / Talent Development magnet theme appeals to you.  Additional information about each theme may be found at

Learning Immersion / Talent Development - Learning environment focuses on instructional strategies which foster advanced learning. The Learning Immersion (LI) program serves grades K-5. Students are taught using rigorous instructional strategies and curriculum to foster critical and analytical thinking skills. All CMS students are evaluated during 2nd grade for entrance into the Talent Development (TD). The Talent Development (TD) program serves grades 3-5. The TD program provides a full-day, inclusive program for identified gifted students.

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* 6. Please rate the extent to which the STEM / STEAM magnet themes appeals to you.  Additional information about each theme may be found at

STEM integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEAM fuses arts and creativity with STEM.  Focuses on inquiry, logical reasoning, and investigation; complements  21st century skills, particularly creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication.

Some STEM schools choose to focus on a particular area within STEM.  Current examples in CMS include but are not limited to environmental sustainability, computer science / coding, health and epidemiology.

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* 7. Please rate the extent to which the Traditional / Leadership magnet theme appeals to you.  Additional information about each theme may be found at

Develops students to possess leadership skills nurtured within and demonstrated openly in service and responsibility to self, family, community, and country.

Using the Leader in Me model, the program builds cooperative relationships and good judgment as the basis for creating a successful community of learners characterized by principle-centered and personal leadership.

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* 8. Please rate the extent to which the Visual and Performing Arts magnet theme appeals to you.  Additional information about each theme may be found at

Develops a student’s talents and passion for the arts. Students receive specialized studies in dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts with arts used a catalyst for creativity and collaboration.

Elementary level - Students receive weekly classes in each of the four arts disciplines, as well as Arts integrated instruction in their grade-based classroom.

Middle school level - three consecutive years of rigorous, intensive instruction in the visual and performing arts with flexible, skill-based groupings in the visual and performing arts.

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* 9. Please rank your preference for each of the magnet themes below. 

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice Fourth Choice Fifth Choice
International Baccalaureate
Learning Immersion / Talent Development
Traditional / Leadership
Visual and Performing Arts