MAGNET PATHWAYS AND THEME
Gifted and Talented
This magnet program is rooted in the belief that every student has gifts and talents that are valued and nurtured through this model. Students in GT schools explore an extensive menu of electives, all which enhance the Common Core and Essential Standards, and all of which are designed to develop students’ strengths and interests. Through this structure, students have the opportunity to customize their academic programs by choosing elective courses according to their academic needs and interests. World Language instruction and expanded visual and performing arts opportunities are available K-12.
During their three elective periods students explore new areas of interest or study a particular area in depth. This allows students time to hone their talents, or explore new areas of interest. Elective courses are offered on a yearlong, semester, and quarter basis; therefore, a student has the potential to take up to twelve different electives per year.
Students who are identified by WCPSS as Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) participate in the AIG Basics Program. AIG Basics places AIG students in core classes for language arts and/or mathematics and are grouped with other AIG identified students according to their individual qualifications. Moore Square teachers have received AIG training in order to implement differentiated instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for AIG identified students. All schools that offer the AIG basics theme offer it in conjunction with the GT magnet theme.
MuseumsDynamic partnerships with local and state museums, government organizations, performing and cultural arts centers, as well as area businesses offers students opportunities to deepen their knowledge and shape their future world.
Elective OfferingsThough the elective lists below are separated by grade levels, you will find the elective course offerings on the 6th Elective List is almost identical to the 7th/8th Elective List. Please note, with a few exceptions, most elective classes may be composed of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
Magnet EventsToursMoore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School welcomes all prospective families and their children to join us on a school tour!
Group tours are conducted weekly from October through January. We generally do not conduct tours during the rest of the school year to avoid disruption to instruction. Please click Upcoming Tours to make a reservation for a tour so we will be prepared for your visit.Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Nona Hardy, for tour information.First Friday: Join us at Moore Square for an afternoon showcase of our students' gifts, talents, and learning!MAY 1, 2020Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pmLocation: Moore Square Magnet Middle School301 S. Person StreetRaleigh, NC 27601The following information is for the 2019-20 school year.Magnet Events for the 2020-21 school year will be updated in August-September 2020.Magnet Theme Thursday: Parent Information SessionsGeneral sessions about ALL magnet themes and early colleges, the application and selection process.Dates: Sept. 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 9Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518Session Times: 10:00 - 11:00 amEmail: email@example.comEarly College FairExplore all early college schools in one locationDate: Saturday, OCTOBER 12, 2019Time: 9:00 - 11:00 amLocation: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 S. Wilmington St., RaleighEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgMagnet & Early College Schools Fair: Explore all magnet options in one locationMeet all magnet, early college, and year-round schools in one locationDate: Saturday, OCTOBER 26, 2019Time: 9:00 - 11:00 amNEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: Panther Creek High School6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary, NC 27519
Magnet Middle Schools Evening Info Sessions: Explore Magnet Middle School programs (There are 3 available sessions.)2019-2020 Dates and Locations:November 12, 2019North Forest Pines Elementary School11501 Forest Pines DriveRaleigh, NC6:00 - 7:30 pmDecember 10, 2019Mills Park Elementary School509 Mills Park DriveCary, NC6:00 - 7:30 pmJanuary 8, 2020Holly Grove Elementary School1451 Avent Ferry RoadHolly Springs, NC6:00 - 7:30 pmMagnet Application Period is from October 26, 2019 to January 30, 2020.If your child is not currently enrolled in the WCPSS school system, the first day a family may enroll for the 2020-21 school year is October 15, 2019 at wcpss.net/enroll.Magnet Applications are available online ONLY at www.wcpss.netNotification of magnet selection is February 19, 2020Thank-you for your interest in Moore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School!