Orchestra Class Dance Performance Seusical Jr. Performance
  • Gifted and Talented

    This magnet program is rooted in the belief that every student has gifts and talents that are valued and nurtured through this model. Students in GT schools explore an extensive menu of electives, all which enhance the Common Core and Essential Standards, and all of which are designed to develop students’ strengths and interests. Through this structure, students have the opportunity to customize their academic programs by choosing elective courses according to their academic needs and interests. World Language instruction and expanded visual and performing arts opportunities are available K-12.

    During their three elective periods students explore new areas of interest or study a particular area in depth. This allows students time to hone their talents, or explore new areas of interest. Elective courses are offered on a yearlong, semester, and quarter basis; therefore, a student has the potential to take up to twelve different electives per year.

    AIG Basics

    Students who are identified by WCPSS as Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) participate in the AIG Basics Program. AIG Basics places AIG students in core classes for language arts and/or mathematics and are grouped with other AIG identified students according to their individual qualifications. Moore Square teachers have received AIG training in order to implement differentiated instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for AIG identified students. All schools that offer the AIG basics theme offer it in conjunction with the GT magnet theme.

    Best Practices


    Dynamic partnerships with local and state museums, government organizations, performing and cultural arts centers, as well as area businesses offers students opportunities to deepen their knowledge and shape their future world.

    Elective Offerings

    Though the elective lists below are separated by grade levels, you will find the elective course offerings on the 6th Elective List is almost identical to the 7th/8th Elective List. Please note, with a few exceptions, most elective classes may be composed of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. 
    6th Elective List 2019-20
    6th Course Description 2019-20
    7th8th Elective List 2019-20
    7th8th course description 2019-20




  • Magnet Events

    Facebook LIVE Tour with Wake County Schools Office of Magnet Programs October 17, 2019

    CLICK IMAGE below to view the FB Live Video (33 minutes)

    Note: Tour Information in the video is for the 2019-20 school year.

    Facebook Live 10-17-19 screenshot

    Moore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School welcomes all prospective families and their children to join us on a school tour!

    Group tours are conducted weekly from October through January. We generally do not conduct tours during the rest of the school year to avoid disruption to instruction. Please click Upcoming Tours to make a reservation for a tour so we will be prepared for your visit.
    Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Lauren Shepard, for tour information. 
    First Friday: Join us at Moore Square for an afternoon showcase of our students' gifts, talents, and learning!
    MAY 1, 2020
    Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Moore Square Magnet Middle School
    301 S. Person Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601 
    The following information is for the 2019-20 school year.
    Magnet Events for the 2020-21 school year will be updated in August-September 2020. 
    Magnet Theme Thursday: Parent Information Sessions
    General sessions about ALL magnet themes and early colleges, the application and selection process.
    Dates: Sept. 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 9
    Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518
    Session Times: 10:00  - 11:00 am
    Early College Fair
    Explore all early college schools in one location
    Date: Saturday, OCTOBER 12, 2019
    Time: 9:00  - 11:00 am
    Location: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
    Magnet & Early College Schools Fair: Explore all magnet options in one location
    Meet all magnet, early college, and year-round schools in one location
    Date: Saturday, OCTOBER 26, 2019
    Time: 9:00  - 11:00 am
    NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: Panther Creek High School
    6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary, NC  27519 
    Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net 

    Magnet Middle Schools Evening Info Sessions: Explore Magnet Middle School programs (There are 3 available sessions.)

    2019-2020 Dates and Locations: 
    November 12, 2019
    North Forest Pines Elementary School
    11501 Forest Pines Drive 
    Raleigh, NC 
    6:00 - 7:30 pm
    December 10, 2019
    Mills Park Elementary School
    509 Mills Park Drive 
    Cary, NC 
    6:00 - 7:30 pm
    January 8, 2020
    Holly Grove Elementary School
    1451 Avent Ferry Road
    Holly Springs, NC 
    6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Magnet Application Period is from October 26, 2019 to January 30, 2020.
    If your child is not currently enrolled in the WCPSS school system, the first day a family may enroll for the 2020-21 school year is October 15, 2019 at wcpss.net/enroll.
    Magnet Applications are available online ONLY at www.wcpss.net
    Notification of magnet selection is February 19, 2020
    Thank-you for your interest in Moore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School!


    For more information about our Magnet program:
    Lauren Shepard, Magnet Coordinator
    (919) 664-5737 ext. 26643