Magnet, Early College, Year-Round and Application Schools

  • Virtual Open House for Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies

    November 30:  5:30 - 6:30 pm - Register here

    December 1: 11:00 am - 12:00pm- Register here


    Virtual Magnet Information Sessions

    • Dec. 2: 10 - 11 a.m.
    • Dec. 16: 10 - 11 a.m.
    • Jan. 20: 5 - 6 p.m.

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  • 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
  • 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.  View our magnet introduction video #seethingsdifferently!

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

    • Over 365 Magnet Schools of America National Merit Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1996-97
    • 10 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grants for a total of close to $80 million
    • 17 Top Ranking Magnet Schools of America National Awards given to WCPSS magnet and early college schools since 1999-2000
    • Over 25 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Magnet Schools in WCPSS since August 2017
    • 7 Magnet Schools of America Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet Schools since August 2019

Application Periods

The application period for Early Colleges and Crossroads FLEX High School is open now through Dec. 14. Apply now.

The application period for Magnet and Year-Round Schools is open now through Jan. 27. Apply now.

Magnet Explorer

Check out Magnet Explorer! It is an interactive tool to help you explore all of the Magnet, Academy, and Early College themes that WCPSS has to offer your child.

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