Registration Options

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, students enrolled in the Wake County Public School System can register for the following programs: 

    Plan A/B/C

    Students who elect for a Plan A/B/C learning environment may return to in-person instruction on a school campus. To help understand all the differences between WCPSS Virtual Academy and Plan A/B/C, view this comparison chart.  

    The district is currently operating under the following plans: 

    • All students in PreK through third grade, along with K-12 special education regional programs, return to the classroom on a rotating basis beginning Oct. 26 before attending class on a daily basis beginning Nov. 16.

    • Students in grades 4 and 5 will return to school in three-week rotations beginning Nov. 16 and continue until the end of the semester.

    • Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will return to school in three-week rotations beginning Nov. 9 and continue until the end of the semester.

    • Students in grades 9-12 will attend remotely through the end of the first semester. Students would return for any state exams that require in-person attendance.

    All students in Plan A/B/C will have one Remote Learning day per week where they do not attend class on-campus. 

    WCPSS Virtual Academy

    Students who elect for WCPSS Virtual Academy will receive instruction online.  To help understand all the differences between WCPSS Virtual Academy and Plan A/B/C, view this comparison chart.  Students would return to campus in person for any state exams that require in-person attendance.

    Virtual Pre-Kindergarten

    Students who are enrolled in pre-kindergarten and who have health and safety concerns have the opportunity to receive support in a virtual environment. Learn more about Virtual Pre-K. 

Fall semester 2020

  • Students may transfer in or out of the WCPSS Virtual Academy during the remainder of first semester only when there are extenuating circumstances. Limiting transfers for the remainder of the first semester is necessary to protect existing school schedules. Due to class size limits, which apply even during remote instruction, large-scale changes made outside of the registration window forces schools to redraw class rosters and schedules for everyone. Principals will consider these and other factors when making decisions regarding transfers outside of the semester change.

Spring semester 2021

  • Parents of students not currently enrolled in WCPSS should visit wcpss.net/enroll and complete the enrollment process prior to submitting a registration application. To register for WCPSS Virtual Academy for spring semester, students must have already been issued a WCPSS device or have their own personal device. 

    Pre-Kindergarten

    The application to change your student's registration will be open December 2-9. 

    Elementary

    The application to change your student's registration will be open December 2-9. 

    Middle, High

    The application to change your student's registration will be open October 21-November 4.


    IMPORTANT

    You only need to change your student's registration if you wish to change your choices.

    You don't need to complete the application if:

    • Your student is currently registered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the full year and wishes to continue for the spring semester;
    • Your student is currently registered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the fall semester only and wishes to switch to Plan A/B/C for the spring semester;
    • Your student is registered for Plan A/B/C and you wish to continue with Plan A/B/C.

    You should complete the application if: 

    • Your student is not currently registered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the spring semester but wants to be;
    • Your student registered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the fall only and wants to continue for the spring semester;
    • Your student is registered for the WCPSS Virtual Academy in the spring semester, but wants to change to Plan A/B/C.