• Gifted and Talented (K-12)

    Students enrich their school experience by choosing from a wide array of electives: Robotics, International Games, Theater Production, Coastal Ecology, Orchestra, Mystical Mythology and more than 100 others. 
     
    Elementary Gifted and Talented Schools:  Powell  |  Underwood  |  Washington  |  Zebulon
    Middle Gifted and Talented Schools:  Martin  |  Zebulon 
  • Play and Ingenuity

    Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, our magnet theme became Play and Ingenuity. This doesn't mean students just "playing around." Instead, it means finding new ways to meaningfully engage students in their learning while doing things that they enjoy and that interest them. 

    Play-based learning (grades K-2) features developmentally appropriate play that provides active exploration. It assists in building and strengthening brain pathways. Teachers and children explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning through play.

    Game-Like Learning & Systems Thinking (grades 3-5) is centered around the understanding that information is not separate and isolated across content areas. Systems Thinking and game strategy build on a world that is dependent on content areas interacting in a multitude of ways. Teachers and students collaborate to solve complex problems through multiple platforms.

    What kind of student are we looking for at Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary? We welcome all students who are curious, creative, hands-on learners, interested in art, design, media and technology. We will teach your child to work collaboratively and become great critical thinkers, so they will be prepared for higher education and the working world.

    Learn more about our Play and Ingenuity success story.

Schedule a Tour

 
If you have any questions, please contact our Magnet Coordinator:
Cris Laurens | claurens@wcpss.net | 919-856-7737, ext. 26342

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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