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.

    Elective Offerings

    Though 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. 
    6th Elective List 2019-20
    6th Course Description 2019-20
    7th8th Elective List 2019-20
    7th8th course description 2019-20




  • 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
    First Friday: Join us at Moore Square for an afternoon showcase of our students' gifts, talents, and learning!
    MAY 3, 2019
    Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Moore Square Magnet Middle School
    301 S. Person Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601 
    • Magnet Theme Thursday: Parent Information Sessions
      General sessions about ALL magnet themes and early colleges, the application and selection process.
      Dates: TBD
      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: TBD

      Time: 9:00  - 11:00 am

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


    Magnet & Early College Schools Fair: Explore all magnet options in one location
    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 3 sessions.)
    2019 Dates and Locations: TBD 
    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