Magnet, Early College, Year-Round and Application Schools
Virtual Early College Fair
Virtual Magnet Information Sessions
October 21; November 4; December 2 and 16 at 10 - 11 a.m.
November 18 and January 20 at 5 - 6 p.m.
Virtual Magnet, Early College, and Crossroads FLEX Fair
Saturday, November 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Registration Link Coming Soon
- 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
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM WCPSS Magnet School Information Session
November 3, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Vernon Malone College and Career Academy Open House
November 4, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual WCPSS Magnet Information Session
November 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Virtual Magnet and Early College Fair
November 9, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy Open House
November 18, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Virtual WCPSS Magnet School Information Session
The Donald Waldrip Magnet School of Excellence Award comes with a $2,500 prize.
The funding will support the addition of language immersion, language enhancement and global studies programs at four schools.