• IB Primary Years Programme

    The Primary Years Programme is designed for ages 3-12. It frames all learning activities throughout the school community, integrating itself within and around the Common Core framework. In addition to meeting North Carolina and federal requirements, schools offering the IB Programme must meet strict guidelines and evaluation by the International Baccalaureate Organization ® in order to attain and maintain authorization as an IB school.

    As part of the IB authorization requirements, Smith offers instruction in two world languages, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Students receive instruction in a world language up to three times per week!

    The IB Primary Years Programme:

    • Encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they can become lifelong learners
    • Reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into real life issues based on the Transdisciplinary Themes
    • Emphasizes, through the IB Learner Profile, the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.
    *Click here to view Smith's Programme of Inquiry
    *To learn more about the IB-PYP, go to http://www.ibo.org/
     

     

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Upcoming Events and Info

  • Early College Fair 

    Explore all early college schools in one location.

    • Date: October 12,2019
    • Time: 9 a.m.  - 11 a.m.
    • Location: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

     

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    Magnet, Early College and Year Round Schools Fair

    Explore all magnet programs, early college schools and the year-round calendar in one location. Find magnet school options for your address located here.
    • Date: October 26, 2019
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Panther Creek HS, 6770 McKrimmon Parkway, Cary, NC 27519
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

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  • Magnet Parent Information Sessions
    General information sessions about all magnet themes, early colleges, and year-round calendar, along with info about the application and selection process.
    • September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8
    • Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518
    • Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net

     
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