High School Registration Information
- Feb 22: Student Information Sessions (Decker’s Class)-Registration folders go home
- Feb 26: Parent Information Sessions RCMMS Media Center at 8:30 am & 5:30 pm (parents can attend either session)
- March 4: Registration Work Plan due to Social Studies teacher with parent signature
- March 5 & 7: Registration in the Computer Labs
Athens High School Academy Information
Applications are now open for students interested in applying to the Health Sciences Academy or STEM Academy. Students must apply online by March 8th to be considered for the programs. For more information and to apply click on the following links: Health Sciences Application Or STEM Academy Application
High School Open House Dates
*Please check high school websites for specific details and to verify the date and time have not changed.
Apex HS Feb 4th 5:30-8:15 pm
Apex Friendship HS Feb 6th 5:00-7:30 pm
Athens HS Feb 20th 5:30-7:00 pm
Cary HS Feb 21th 6:00-8:00 pm
Fuquay Varina Feb 28th 6:00-8:15 pm
Garner HS Feb 7th 6:00-7:30 pm
Green Hope HS Feb 21st 5:30-7:30 pm
Holly Springs HS Feb 21st 5:30-7:30 pm
Knightdale HS Feb 28th 6:30-8:00 pm
Leesville Road HS Feb 7th 6:15-8:00 pm
Panther Creek HS Feb 7th 5:00-8:00 pm
Sanderson HS Feb 21st 5:30-7:00 pm
Southeast Raleigh HS Feb 28th 6:00-7:30 pm
High School Program Planning Guide
The Wake County Public School System’s high school program provides students many options based on their career goals, needs, and individual interests. Students may choose from a wide array of courses and programs. Choices students make in high school impact the options they have for future education and job opportunities after high school.
Students may select courses from Arts Education, Career and Technical Education, Computer Education, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living, JROTC, Mathematics, Media, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
Students must meet all course, credit, and test requirements to earn a high school diploma. Courses are designed to prepare students for postsecondary opportunities from entry-level career options to highly technical fields, from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to pursue the most challenging course of study in which they can be successful.
This planning guide is provided to assist students and their parents or court-appointed custodians in the planning and registration process. It is the responsibility of all students and their parents or court-appointed custodians to make sure that students are registered for the courses they need in order to meet graduation and college or university admission requirements.
CLICK HERE to review the High School Program Planning Guide
Future Ready Core Graduation Requirements
English I, English II, English III, English IV
CC Math I, CC Math II, CC Math III, and a 4th Math Course to be aligned with the student’s post high school plans.
World History, American History I, American History II & Civics & Economics
A Physical Science course, Biology, Earth/Environmental Science
Health & Physical Education
Healthful Living I
6 Credits of Electives made up of:
· 2 Credits from any combination of CTE, the Arts, or World Languages**
· 4 Credits from one of the CTE, JROTC, the Arts, or any other subject area (A four course concentration in one of these areas is highly recommended)
4 Additional Elective Credits
**Please note that credits in world languages are not required for high school graduation, but they are required as part of the University of North Carolina System's minimum admission requirements
College and Career
College Foundation of North Carolina
Career One Stop
College Career Life Planning
Kiplinger’s Best College Values
NC Works Online
Planning for College and Career
The Wake County Public School System offers a comprehensive Career and Technical Education program for students in middle and high schools. Courses are offered in Agricultural Education; Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education; Career Development Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Health Science; Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education; Technology Engineering and Design Education; and Trade and Industrial Education. All programs may not be offered at each middle and high school.
With an emphasis on real-world skills, Career and Technical Education connects students to academics and training that will help them be successful in the future. Our goal is that every Wake County Public School System student will graduate from high school globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st century. No matter what their dream, they can pursue it through CTE.
Students should see their counselor and Career Development Coordinator to identify courses that will develop the skills they need to become college, career and citizenship ready.