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Magnet Programs

2014 Magnet Merit Award Winners

The application for the new Vernon Malone College and Career Academy has been extended through Tuesday, March 25. To learn more about this new school, its programs and the application process, please visit the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy website at

The application deadline has passed for all other schools.

About us

Magnet schools enhance the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards with innovative approaches to learning that maximize student potential. Magnets open doors of opportunity and spark the imagination of students, preparing them to become responsible citizens in a global society.
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Magnet objectives

In alignment with the WCPSS Strategic Plan academic focus areas of Facilitating High Academic Achievement and Growth for All Students; and Reducing Achievement Gaps, WCPSS Magnet Programs will continue to be an important mechanism helping to:

  • Reduce high concentrations of poverty and support diverse populations
  • Maximize use of school facilities
  • Provide expanded educational opportunities