Gifted and Talented

    The Gifted & Talented (GT) Program recognizes that all students possess gifts and talents. The program mission is to explore, develop, and nurture these qualities through challenging academic and artistic experiences encountered in a variety of electives. In addition to the four core subjects, students take three electives daily per quarter.

    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.

    AIG Basics

    Students who are identified by WCPSS as Academically and 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. 

    Best Practices


    Dynamic 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.

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    7th/8th Grade Course Description Guide

  • Tours and Magnet Events

    Moore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School welcomes all prospective families and their children to join us on a school tour!

    Tours are conducted on Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am October 11, 2018 - January 24, 2019. Tours are available monthly throughout the rest of the year by appointment. 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. 
    Magnet Events
    • Magnet Theme Thursday: Parent Information Sessions
      General sessions about ALL magnet themes and early colleges, the application and selection process.
      Dates: SEP 6, OCT 4, NOV 1, DEC 6, JAN 10, JAN 17
      Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518
      Session Times: 10:00  - 11:00 am
      Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net 
    • Early College Fair 

      Explore all early college schools in one location.

      Date: October 13, 2018

      Time: 9:00  - 11:00 am

      Location: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh,  
      Email: magnetcenter@wcpss.net 


    • First Friday: Join us at Moore Square for an afternoon showcase of our students' gifts, talents, and learning!
    NOVEMBER 2, 2018
    Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
    Location: Moore Square Magnet Middle School
    301 S. Person Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601 
    Magnet & Early College Schools Fair: Explore all magnet options in one location
    NOVEMBER 3, 2018
    Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 noon
    Location:Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
    2600 Rock Quarry Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    Magnet Middle Schools Evening Info Sessions: Explore Magnet Middle School programs (There are 2 sessions.)
    NOVEMBER 8, 2018 
    Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Heritage Elementary School
    3500 Rogers Road
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Mills Park Elementary School
    509 Mills Park Drive
    Cary, NC 27519
    JANUARY 10
    Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Holly Grove Elementary School
    1451 Avent Ferry Road
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
    Magnet Application Period is from January 4 to January 30, 2019.
    Applications are available online ONLY at www.wcpss.net
    Notification of selection - February 19, 2019
    Thank-you for your interest in Moore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School!

  • For more information about our Magnet program:
    Nona Hardy, Magnet Coordinator
    (919) 664-5737