Magnet, Early Colleges, Year-Round and Application Schools

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  • Wake County magnet schools create well-rounded students by challenging them with programs tailored to their strengths and exposing them to new experiences. Innovative and pioneering programs challenge students to think creatively and analytically to solve problems, while diverse student body populations enable students to learn and see things from a different perspective. Wake County magnet schools provide students with the tools they need to see things differently. 

    We are proud of our award winning magnet and early college schools:

    • 309 Magnet Schools of America National Merit Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1996-97
    • 8 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grants for a total of $61 million
    • 13 Top Ranking Magnet Schools of America National Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1999-2000
    • 18 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Magnet Schools in WCPSS since August 2017
    • 3 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet Schools since August 2019

     

    MAGNET OBJECTIVES

      • Reduce high concentrations of poverty, and
      • Promote school integration and
      • Maximize use of school facilities, and
      • Provide innovative and/or expanded educational opportunities

     

Latest News

Magnet Explorer Tool

Check out Magnet Explorer, a new magnet interactive tool, helping you explore all the Magnet themes WCPSS has to offer your child. This is the perfect tool to guide you in exploring all Magnet and Early College programs in WCPSS!

Upcoming Events and Info

  • 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

    See Fair Flyer Here


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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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  • Magnet Elementary Schools Mini Fairs

    Explore all magnet elementary programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme. 

    • November 14, 9:30-11:00 at Mills Park Elementary, 509 Mills Park Dr., Cary, NC 27519
    • December 11, 9:30-11:00 at Scotts Ridge Elementary, 6601 Apex Barbecue Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    • January 8, 9:30-11:00 at North Forest Pines Elementary , 11501 Forest Pines Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
    • January 15, 9:30-11:00 at Brier Creek Elementary, 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy., Raleigh, NC 27617

     

     

     


     

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  • Magnet Middle School Evening Mini Fairs

    Explore all magnet middle school programs in one location - chat with staff from each theme. 

    • November 12, 6p-7:30p - North Forest Pines ES,11501 Forest Pines Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
    • December 10, 6p-7:30p - Mills Park ES, 509 Mills Park Dr., Cary, NC 27519
    • January 8, 6p-7:30p - Holly Grove ES, 1451 Avent Ferry Rd., Holly Springs, NC 
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