• Application Priorities

  • Year-Round Application

    Applications are prioritized in this order:

    1. Entering grade siblings requesting to join siblings who will be assigned to the requested school. (This priority is guaranteed.)
    2. Matching calendars between elementary and middle school siblings.
    3. Students who live in an area where the socioeconomic status is considered low.
    4. Rising 6th students who attended a year-round elementary school and who wish to keep that calendar for middle school.
    5. Students who are assigned to attend a crowded school. (Crowded is defined as 95% or greater projected utilization.)

    Ten percent of seats are filled through a lottery process.

  • Early College Application

    Selection priorities for Crossroads FLEX, the Wake Young Men's and Wake Young Women's Leadership Academies, North Wake College & Career Academy, Wake STEM Early College, Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies, and Vernon Malone College and Career Academy

    • Priority 1: Siblings of existing students, grades 6 and 9 for Wake Leadership Academies, grade 9 for Crossroads FLEX, NWCCA, Wake STEM, WECHS, WECIB, and VMCCA receive guaranteed priority. The sibling must have an Early College application score of 70+ in order to receive this priority.
    • Priority 2: Students whose Early College/Crossroads FLEX application score is 90-100, selection based on an applied random number
    • Priority 3: Students whose Early College/Crossroads FLEX application score is 80-89, selection based on an applied random number
    • Priority 4: Students whose Early College/Crossroads FLEX application score is 70-79, selection based on an applied random number