What is a curriculum enhancement school?
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), Global Network, Language Immersion and K-8 Academy are all curriculum enhancement schools with highly relevant curriculum focused on increased student engagement for existing students. They serve as incubators for innovation and best practices.
How are curriculum enhancement schools chosen?
A school may apply to become a curriculum enhancement school.
What is a STEM school?
STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM schools focus on applying knowledge and skills in project based learning across all disciplines.
More information may be found at http://www.wcpss.net/what-we-teach/programs/stem.html
How can I find out more about the STEM program at York?
Visit York’s STEM website - http://yorkstem.weebly.com/
How are curricula chosen for curriculum enhancement schools?
The choice of curriculum is based in part on the application process and by faculty recommendations.
What is the process for admission York?
Declare the school as your base during base declaration period from January 7-14, 2013 or apply during open transfer period from February 18 – March 1, 2013.
Do I need to fill out an application for my child to be admitted to York?
No, there is no special application for a curriculum enhancement school.
If my base is not a curriculum enhancement school, is there any way my child can still attend one?
Yes. You can register your child in a curriculum enhancement school during open transfer period.
How many curriculum enhancement schools are there?
There are 28 STEM, 18 Global Network, one K-8 and one Language Immersion schools.
What percentage of Wake County Schools are curriculum enhancement schools?
Twenty-seven percent of Wake County Schools are curriculum enhancement schools.
Are siblings given preference for admission into curriculum enhancement schools?
Yes, siblings are given preference.
Are there waitlists for curriculum enhancement schools?
While there is not a separate wait list as there is for magnet schools, there is a wait list available at the individual curriculum enhancement school.
Will my child be guaranteed transportation to a curriculum enhancement school?
No. Transportation to a curriculum enhancement school is not guaranteed.
Do curriculum enhancement schools receive extra funding?
Yes. Curriculum enhancement schools receive funding from local sources and grants.
How can I find out more about the curriculum enhancement school program?
More information on the curriculum enhancement school program is available at: http://www.wcpss.net/what-we-teach/