Because of a winter storm that resulted in ten straight snow days for Knox County Schools, our transfer window was extended through the month of February. At the close of the window last year, we had about 75 students apply for CMA. This year, we are proud to announce that we had over 140 students apply to CMA as their first choice and over 180 apply overall. We are among the first magnet schools in Knox County to go into a lottery at the end of our first year of service. We credit this largely to our student ambassadors who worked tirelessly on the recruiting trail–visiting each middle school in the county, working open houses, guiding school tours, ambushing social media, and generally representing our school in way that attracts the kind of students who will benefit from and contribute to our school the most! CMA ambassadors, you’re the greatest!