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Garner High
International Baccalaureate Diploma Years Programme , Global Schools Collaborative Network
 Calendar: Traditional

Information for the: 2014 - 2015 school year.

For information about Magnet Programs and how to apply for them, visit our online Magnet Programs Center.

Principal, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Drew Cook

Grades - 9 - 12

2014-15 School Schedule - 7:25 a.m. - 2:18 p.m.

Instructional Calendar

Garner High runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:

2014 - 2015 Traditional Calendar (PDF)


Phone - (919) 662-2379

Fax - (919) 662-2397

Website -


Address - 2101 Spring Drive, Garner, NC 27529

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Garner Magnet High School is a competitive public high school that celebrates diversity in all students, faculty members, and the community. Students are recognized as individuals and are motivated to constantly self-reflect as they strive to become successful life-long learners. The primary instructional focus at GMHS is to challenge students by encouraging intellectual stimulation, healthy and positive interactions, and vast extracurricular experiences.

Built in 1968, Garner Magnet High School has a proud tradition of athletic excellence and community involvement. More recently, GMHS has built a strong reputation as a school with an outstanding fine arts program, where each year hundreds of talented students participate in modern dance, ballet, drama, chorus, band, orchestra, and visual arts. As an authorized IB Middle Years and Diploma Program school, GMHS is committed to offering a well-rounded education as means of preparing students for an ever-changing 21st century world.

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is recognized and implemented in more than 130 countries around the world. The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is designed for students in grades 6-10 and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. In addition to taking courses in the traditional core subjects, MYP students at GMHS are required to take courses in fine arts, technology, and foreign language during both their 9th and 10th grade years. The IB Diploma Program is an optional two-year course of study for 11th and 12th graders who want to take the most challenging academic program available to them. In addition to taking college-level courses in at least six areas, students are also expected to give back to the community by completing 150 Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) hours. Led by a faculty of more than 150 highly qualified and dedicated educators, these programs help GMHS carry out its' primary mission: To Empower With Knowledge and Character.

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Diploma Years Programme

IB High Schools offer the last two years of the Middle Years Programme (grades 9-10) and the Diploma Programme (grades 11-12).

Through the IB program, students develop an understanding and interest in world events and different cultures that will enrich their lives throughout adulthood. Students experience a connectedness throught the Areas of Interaction: Human Ingenuity; Approaches to Learning; Community and Service; Environments; Health and Social Education. Students benefit from a wider range of course offerings in the arts, world languages, technology, social studies, science and even physical education. Teachers ask "Essential Questions" that guide students in finding more than one right answer. During the fifth year of the MYP (Tenth grade), students complete a personal project that demonstrates initiative, organization and creativity.

Students in the eleventh and twelfth grades may select to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Beyond intellectual rigor, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding, responsible citizenship and service. The IB DP students become critical and compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants on local and world affairs, respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that make up the world. Students who choose to participate in the Diploma Programme can potentially earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma that is recognized by major universities worldwide. Many IB graduates state that participating in the IB programme made them better prepared for college - and for life!

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NC School Report Cards

State report cards are produced by the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

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NC EOC Results

NC ABCs Results

Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) Results

Federal AYP Results (Replaced by AMO)

Latest Accreditation Reports

Quality Assurance Review Report (PDF)

Academic Highlights

Authorized IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs

Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings in 14 subject areas

Paideia Program in 9th and 10th grades

Internship and Apprenticeship Programs

Business Alliance

Peer Mediation

Future Scholars Summer Academy

Programming and Broadcasting

Automotive Technology

Printing Graphics

Digital Photography

Sculpture and Ceramics

Extra-Curricular Highlights

NCHSAA 4-A Athletic Program

Marching Band

Symphonic Band

Jazz Ensemble


Men's, Women's, and Mixed Chorus


Modern Dance

Theater Arts

Student Council

Blue Crew Student Spirit Club

More than 25 active student clubs