27 of our magnet schools receive national recognition
Twenty-seven magnet schools have been recognized by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) National Merit Awards program.
Twelve schools have been named Schools of Excellence and 15 have been named Schools of Distinction by MSA. Last year, the district had nine Schools of Excellence and 18 Schools of Distinction.
The MSA gives National Merit Awards annually to magnet schools that show a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts and the consistent delivery of high quality educational services to all stakeholders.
There are two categories of awards that have been established by MSA:
Magnet School of Excellence Awards are given to only a select group of magnet schools that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in all facets of the merit award application. Magnet School of Distinction Awards are the second level of awards and are given to magnet schools that have met all the basic requirements outlined in the merit awards scoring rubric.
Following is a list of those magnet schools recognized this year.
Schools of Excellence
A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary Broughton Global Studies/Language Immersion Magnet High Centennial Campus University Connections and Leadership Magnet Middle East Garner International Baccalaureate MYP/Creative Arts Magnet Middle Farmington Woods International Baccalaureate PYP Magnet Elementary Millbrook International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programme Magnet High Wake STEM Early College High Washington Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary Wendell Creative Arts & Science Magnet Elementary Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary Zebulon Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
Schools of Distinction
Brentwood School of Engineering Magnet Elementary
Carnage Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Middle Conn Magnet Elementary School of Entrepreneurial Design Daniels Global Studies/Language Immersion Magnet Middle Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary Enloe Gifted and Talented/International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Magnet High Fox International Baccalaureate PYP Magnet Elementary Fuller Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary Garner International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programme Magnet High Hunter Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary Joyner Center for Spanish Language/IB PYP Magnet Elementary Ligon Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Middle Moore Square Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Middle Smith International Baccalaureate PYP Magnet Elementary Underwood Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary