• IB Primary Years Programme

    The Primary Years Programme is designed for ages 3-12. It frames all learning activities throughout the school community, integrating itself within and around the Common Core framework. In addition to meeting North Carolina and federal requirements, schools offering the IB Programme must meet strict guidelines and evaluation by the International Baccalaureate Organization ® in order to attain and maintain authorization as an IB school.

    As part of the IB authorization requirements, Smith offers instruction in two world languages, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Students receive instruction in a world language up to three times per week!

    The IB Primary Years Programme:

    • Encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they can become lifelong learners
    • Reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into real life issues based on the Transdisciplinary Themes
    • Emphasizes, through the IB Learner Profile, the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.
    *Click here to view Smith's Programme of Inquiry
    *To learn more about the IB-PYP, go to http://www.ibo.org/
     

     

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Upcoming Events and Info

  • Explore Track 4 YR Schools

    All Track 4 Schools will host an open house on December 3. Visit the website for more info.

    Durant Elementary

    Lake Myra Elementary

    Rand Rd. Elementary

    Timber Dr. Elementary

    Vance Elementary

    Wilburn Elementary

    Durant Rd. Middle

    North Garner Middle

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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.
    • 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 Elementary Schools Mini Fairs

    Explore all magnet elementary programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme. 

    • December 11, 9:30-11:00 at Scotts Ridge Elementary, 6601 Apex Barbecue Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    • January 8, 9:30-11:00 at North Forest Pines Elementary , 11501 Forest Pines Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
    • January 15, 9:30-11:00 at Brier Creek Elementary, 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy., Raleigh, NC 27617

     

     

     


     

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  • Magnet Middle School Evening Mini Fairs

    Explore all magnet middle school programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme. 

    • December 10, 6p-7:30p - Mills Park ES, 509 Mills Park Dr., Cary, NC 27519
    • January 8, 6p-7:30p - Holly Grove ES, 1451 Avent Ferry Rd., Holly Springs, NC 
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