Magnet Theme

  • Leadership (K-5)

    Combs was the first elementary school in the nation to create a Leadership Magnet Model. The truth is that good leadership requires more than natural ability. With a program emphasis on 21st century leadership and character development, students at the leadership magnet learn to communicate effectively, self-manage, collaborate, give and receive feedback and make informed decisions. They show initiative and participate in service learning. See their mention in Dr. Stephen Covey's book, The Leader in Me.

Upcoming Events and Info

Upcoming Virtual Magnet Events

Virtual Early College Fair

  • Saturday, October 16, 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. 
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Explore all Early College schools including Wake Leadership Academies (6-13), The College and Career Academies(9-13), WECHS and Wake STEM Early College and the new RTP Early College High Schools (9-13).

Virtual Magnet, Early College, and Year-Round Schools Fair

  • Saturday, November 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Explore all magnet schools, early colleges and year-round school programs in one location. Meet with staff, parents and students at a variety of schools. Get your questions answered by staff from Student Assignment and Magnet Programs.

Applying to a Magnet School

Learn about how to apply for a magnet school.