Magnet, Early College, Year-Round and Application Schools

  • Virtual Early College Fair - Evening Edition

    Wednesday, October 27, 6 - 7 p.m. - Sign up


    Virtual Magnet Information Sessions

    November 4; December 2 and 16 at 10 - 11 a.m.

    November 18 and January 20 at 5 - 6 p.m.

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    Virtual Magnet, Early College, and Crossroads FLEX Fair 

    Saturday, November 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Sign up

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  • Magnet Objectives

    • Reduce high concentrations of poverty, and
    • Promote school integration and
    • Maximize use of school facilities, and
    • Provide innovative and/or expanded educational opportunities
  • 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.  View our magnet introduction video #seethingsdifferently!

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

    • Over 365 Magnet Schools of America National Merit Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1996-97
    • 10 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grants for a total of close to $80 million
    • 17 Top Ranking Magnet Schools of America National Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1999-2000
    • Over 25 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Magnet Schools in WCPSS since August 2017
    • 7 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet Schools since August 2019

Application Periods

Closes December 14: Early Colleges and Crossroads FLEX HS

Closes January 27: Magnet and Year-Round Schools

Magnet Explorer

Check out Magnet Explorer! It is an interactive tool to help you explore all of the Magnet, Academy, and Early College themes that WCPSS has to offer your child.

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