Magnet Information



Gifted and Talented

The Gifted & Talented (GT) Program recognizes that all students possess gifts and talents. The program mission is to explore, develop, and nurture these qualities through challenging academic and artistic experiences encountered in a variety of electives. In addition to the four core subjects, students take three electives daily per quarter.

During their three elective periods students explore new areas of interest or study a particular area in depth. This allows students time to hone their talents, or explore new areas of interest. Elective courses are offered on a yearlong, semester, and quarter basis; therefore, a student has the potential to take up to twelve different electives per year.

AIG Basics

Students who are identified by WCPSS as Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) participate in the AIG Basics Program. AIG Basics places AIG students in core classes for language arts and/or mathematics and are grouped with other AIG identified students according to their individual qualifications. Moore Square teachers have received AIG training in order to implement differentiated instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for AIG identified students. 

Best Practices


Dynamic partnerships with local and state museums, government organizations, performing and cultural arts centers, as well as area businesses offers students opportunities to deepen their knowledge and shape their future world.

Tours and Magnet Events

Moore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School welcomes all prospective families and their students to join us on a school tour!

Tours are conducted on Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am October 19, 2017 - January 25, 2018. Tours are available  monthly throughout the rest of the year by appointment. Click Upcoming Tours to sign up. Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Nona Hardy, for tour information. 
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: 10:00  - 11:00 am
  • 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,  

  • First Friday: Join us at Moore Square for an afternoon showcase of our students' gifts, talents, and learning!
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Moore Square Magnet Middle School
301 S. Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 
Magnet & Early College Schools Fair: Explore all magnet options in one location
NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location:Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
2600 Rock Quarry Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Magnet Middle Schools Evening Info Sessions: Explore Magnet Middle School programs (There are 2 sessions.)
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Carroll Magnet Middle School
4520 Six Forks Road
Raleigh NC 27609
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Davis Drive Elementary School
2151 Davis Drive
Cary NC 27519
Magnet Application Period is from January 10 to January 31, 2018.
Notification of selection - February 19, 2018
Thank-you for your interest in Moore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School!

For more information about our Magnet program:
Nona Hardy, Magnet Coordinator
(919) 664-5737 
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