Elective Options

  • Elective course offerings include:
    • Multiple visual arts disciplines (pottery, sculpture, painting, printmaking)
    • Band, Orchestra & Chorus
    • Piano
    • Theatre (performance and technical theatre)
    • Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind & Scholastic Pursuit
    • Geology, Botany, Ecology & Animal Studies
    • Algebra, Physics & Aeronautics
    • Creative Writing
    • Spanish & Sign Language
    • Philosophy
    • Poetry, Short Stories & Fantasy Literature
    • Public Speaking & Debate
    • Video and Print Journalism

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Elective Registration

  • Students register for electives at the start of the first semester in August and again at the start of the second semester in January. Elective course registration forms will be sent home in student communication folders prior to each registration. Current elective guides can be found below, or you may call the school to request a printed copy.



2017 Elective Description Guides

Applying to a Magnet School

Learn about how to apply for a magnet school.

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: 10a - 11a
    Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net 

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  • Magnet and Early College Schools Fair
    Explore all magnet and early college schools in one location. Find magnet school options for your address locate here.
    Date: November 4, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School at 2600 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

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  • Missed the magnet fair? No worries...explore all of the elementary magnet programs in one location. 

    January 4, 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am  at Farmington Woods Magnet Elementary School

         1413 Hampton Valley Rd., Cary, NC 27511

    January 9, 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am at Green Magnet Elementary School

         5307 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh NC 27609

    January 17, 2018, 10:00am - 11:30am at Washington Magnet Elementary School

         1000 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601


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