MAGNET PATHWAYS AND THEME
Gifted and Talented
This magnet program is rooted in the belief that every student has gifts and talents that are valued and nurtured through this model. Students in GT schools explore an extensive menu of electives, all of which enhance the Common Core and Essential Standards, and all of which are designed to develop students’ strengths and interests. Through this structure, students have the opportunity to customize their academic programs by choosing elective courses according to their academic needs and interests. World Language instruction and expanded visual and performing arts opportunities are available K-12.
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.
Students who are identified by WCPSS as Academically and/or 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. All schools that offer the AIG basics theme offer it in conjunction with the GT magnet theme.
MuseumsDynamic 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 OfferingsThough 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.
Facebook LIVE Tour with Wake County Schools Office of Magnet Programs from October 17, 2019
CLICK IMAGE below to view the FB Live Video (33 minutes)
Note: Tour Information in the video is from the 2019-20 school year.ToursMoore Square GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School welcomes all prospective families and their children to join us on a school tour!
Group tours are typically conducted weekly from October through January. At this time, we are not hosting in-person tours. Please check back later for more information on when we can safely resume having visitors in our building. Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Lauren Shepard, for more information.