Posts Tagged ‘Student Assignment’


School assignments for future students in Southerlyn, Traditions, and Walnut Terrace

The Board of Education approved school assignments on May 20 for future residents of the Southerlyn, Traditions at Heritage, and Walnut Terrace housing developments. The school assignments balance school capacity in the quickly-growing area as new housing and new schools continue to be built.  Continue Reading . . .

School wait list update: Removal deadline is Friday, May 16

Families with students on school wait lists should have received an important email update on Wednesday, May 14.

The Office of Student Assignment has good news: final wait lists will be processed two weeks earlier than originally scheduled—this means families will get their results sooner. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education scheduled to vote Dec. 3 on 2014-15 assignment plan

The Board of Education is scheduled to vote at its December 3 meeting on a student assignment plan for the 2014-15 academic year. Student assignment staff has recommended that the board continue the current base assignment plan next year.

Under the proposal, there would be no reassignments or track changes for schools. With the exception of the Career and Technical Education high school opening in fall 2014, which students must apply to attend, the district would not open any new schools in 2014-15. This eliminates the need for student reassignments, staff members told the Board of Education at a work session on November 5.

Families will being receiving information in December about their assignments for next year.

The pre-application process for application schools, including the Wake Leadership Academies and Early College, began online on October 31.

For more information on applying for Magnet and application schools, visit our Magnet page.

Board of Education approves new student assignment policy

The Wake County Board of Education approved a new student assignment policy (Board Policy 6200) at its May 21 meeting. This was the second reading of the policy, which was initially approved on May 7.

The new policy directs the school boards staff to balance four goals and factors to the extent reasonable.  The factors are as follows: Continue Reading . . .

La Junta Escolar aprueba la primera lectura de la nueva política de asignación estudiantil

La Junta Escolar del Condado Wake aprobó, en primera lectura, una política nueva de asignación estudiantil (Política de la Junta 6200) en su reunión del 7 de mayo. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education approves first reading of new student assignment policy

The Wake County Board of Education approved, on first reading, a new student assignment policy (Board Policy 6200) at its May 7 meeting. The policy must be approved on second reading, scheduled for May 21, before it goes into effect.

The new policy directs the school boards staff to balance four goals and factors to the extent reasonable.  The factors are as follows:

  • Student Achievement, aimed at providing an optimal opportunity for academic success for all students
  • Stability, meaning that students will have the opportunity to stay at the same school with their siblings through the exit grades without experiencing involuntary changes in school assignment (This may not be guaranteed if the reassignment is necessary due to opening a new school.)
  • Proximity, meaning that base assignments will be a reasonable distance of the student’s home
  • Operational Efficiency, meaning that assignments will optimize the use of school facilities and transportation resources

Board of Education approves school capping changes

The Wake County Board of Education has approved a new capping plan for the upcoming school year. Capping is a means of managing overcrowding at high-growth schools. During its regular meeting on April 9, the school board gave the nod to a plan that will “uncap” six schools; maintain capping status at seven elementary schools; and, cap six additional elementary schools and four high schools. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education receives update on facility use and future school needs

Staff members presented the district’s annual Facilities Utilization Report to the Board of Education on February 5, providing a snapshot of how the district uses its 169 schools, and how factors such as the use of temporary mobile classrooms and changes in programming impact school capacity.

The data establishes a baseline for district leaders to consider as they continue with plans to expand and build new schools through a bond referendum in 2013. View the documents >>

New students, new schools
The report shows that on the 20th day of the 2012-13 school year, WCPSS had 149,508 students, an increase of 2,821 students as compared to the same day during the previous school year.

The district added Richland Creek Elementary School, Rolesville Middle School, and the Wake Leadership Academies, creating many new opportunities for students this year. Several newer schools also continue to add grade levels each year as students move up. Continue Reading . . .

Elementary schools to enroll rising kindergartners during annual roundup

On Thursday, February 7, elementary schools are encouraging parents of rising kindergartners to come out and register for the 2013-14 school year as part of the annual WCPSS Kindergarten Roundup. Many schools will also hold open houses, tours and information sessions for families to learn more about their schools.

Parents should check their base schools for a schedule of events. To find the base school for their address, parents may use the address lookup.

Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2013, to attend kindergarten this year. Parents will need identification and other forms to complete the registration process. For complete registration information and a list of what to bring, parents should check our webpage on how to enroll.

Application period for magnet and application schools ends Friday, Jan. 25

The application period for magnet schools, Early Colleges and Leadership Academies begins on Monday, January 14, and ends Friday, January 25. A link to the online application will be available beginning January 14 on the WCPSS website. Families may apply any time during the application period. Continue Reading . . .