Magnet, Early Colleges, Year-Round and Application Schools

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  • Wake County magnet schools create well-rounded students by challenging them with programs tailored to their strengths and exposing them to new experiences. Innovative and pioneering programs challenge students to think creatively and analytically to solve problems, while diverse student body populations enable students to learn and see things from a different perspective. Wake County magnet schools provide students with the tools they need to see things differently. 

    We are proud of our award winning magnet and early college schools:

    • 309 Magnet Schools of America National Merit Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1996-97
    • 8 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grants for a total of $61 million
    • 13 Top Ranking Magnet Schools of America National Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1999-2000
    • 18 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Magnet Schools in WCPSS since August 2017
    • 3 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet Schools since August 2019

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Magnet Explorer Tool

Check out Magnet Explorer, a new magnet interactive tool, helping you explore all the Magnet themes WCPSS has to offer your child. This is the perfect tool to guide you in exploring all Magnet and Early College programs in WCPSS!


Upcoming Events and Info

  • Early College Fair 

    Explore all early college schools in one location.

    • Date: October 12,2019
    • Time: 9 a.m.  - 11 a.m.
    • Location: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

     

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    Magnet, Early College and Year Round Schools Fair

    Explore all magnet programs, early college schools and the year-round calendar in one location. Find magnet school options for your address located here.
    • Date: October 26, 2019
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Panther Creek HS, 6770 McKrimmon Parkway, Cary, NC 27519
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

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  • Magnet Parent Information Sessions
    General information sessions about all magnet themes, early colleges, and year-round calendar, along with info about the application and selection process.
    • September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8
    • Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518
    • Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

     
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Magnet Objectives

    • Reduce high concentrations of poverty, and
    • Promote diverse populations, and
    • Maximize use of school facilities, and
    • Provide innovative and/or expanded educational opportunities