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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a magnet program?
    A magnet program is a unique, educational expansion to the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards. It is designed to attract families by offering experiences that are not available in a non-magnet school. The magnet objectives are to reduce high concentrations of poverty, promote diverse populations, maximize the use of school facilities, and provide innovative and/or expanded educational opportunities.  

    How do I apply to enroll my child in a magnet school if it is not our base school assignment?
    The magnet application will be available October 14, 2022 – January 25, 2023.  Learn more about the application process at It is only available during the application period.  All applicants must have a WCPSS student ID number in order to apply - rising kindergarten students receive their ID number when they register at their base elementary school.  Late applications are not available.

    How do I know if Wiley is a Magnet school option for my family?
    Be sure Wiley is your Magnet option by using the address lookup tool at

    Can I visit Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary?
    We would love to have you visit Wiley!  We will resume offering tours of our school campus in the Fall of 2023!  


    Tours at Wiley 

    Check back in the Fall of 2023

    Magnet Application Period:
    October 14, 2022 - January 25, 2023

    Magnet Application Process  

    Notification of acceptance:
    February 23, 2023
    via email and in the parent account

    If you have any questions, please email our magnet coordinator:

    Claire Sullivan at or call 919-856-7723.

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