• IB Primary Years Programme

    The Primary Years Programme is designed for ages 3-12. It frames all learning activities throughout the school community, integrating itself within and around the Common Core framework. In addition to meeting North Carolina and federal requirements, schools offering the IB Programme must meet strict guidelines and evaluation by the International Baccalaureate Organization ® in order to attain and maintain authorization as an IB school.

    As part of the IB authorization requirements, Smith offers instruction in a world languages. Students receive instruction in their chosen world language, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese, two times per week.

    The IB Primary Years Programme:

    • Encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they can become lifelong learners
    • Reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into real life issues based on the Transdisciplinary Themes
    • Emphasizes, through the IB Learner Profile, the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.
    *Click here to view Smith's Programme of Inquiry. Smith's Programme of Inquiry
    *To learn more about the IB-PYP, go to http://www.ibo.org/

Magnet Events

  • Magnet Theme Thursday: Parent Information Sessions
    General sessions about all magnet themes and early colleges, the application and selection process.
    Dates: SEP 7, OCT 5, NOV 2, DEC 7, JAN 4, JAN 18
    Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518
    Session Times: 10a - 11a
    Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net 

     
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  • Early College Fair 

    Explore all  early college schools in one location.

    Date: October 14, 2017

    Time: 9a  - 11a

    Location: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh,  
    Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net 


     

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  • Magnet and Early College Schools Fair
    Explore all magnet and early college schools in one location. Find magnet school options for your address locate here.
    Date: November 4, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School at 2600 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

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  • Missed the magnet fair? No worries...explore all of the elementary magnet programs in one location. 

    January 4, 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am  at Farmington Woods Magnet Elementary School

         1413 Hampton Valley Rd., Cary, NC 27511

    January 9, 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am at Green Magnet Elementary School

         5307 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh NC 27609

    January 17, 2018, 10:00am - 11:30am at Washington Magnet Elementary School

         1000 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601


     

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