31 Magnet Schools Receive National Recognition
February 27, 2018
The Magnet Schools of America (MSA) National Merit Awards program has named a total of 31 WCPSS magnet schools as either Schools of Excellence or Schools of Distinction.
Twelve schools have been named Schools of Excellence and 19 have been named Schools of Distinction by MSA. The total of schools recognized is up four from last year's total of 27.
To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme
There are two categories of awards that have been established by MSA:
Magnet School of Excellence Awards are given to only a select group of magnet schools that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in all facets of the merit award application.
Magnet School of Distinction Awards are the second level of awards and are given to magnet schools that have met all the basic requirements outlined in the merit awards scoring rubric.
Following is a list of those magnet schools recognized this year.
Schools of Excellence
- Brentwood School of Engineering Magnet Elementary
- Conn School of Entrepreneurial Design Magnet Elementary
- Daniels Global Studies Language Immersion Magnet Middle
- East Garner International Baccalaureate MYP/Creative Arts Magnet Middle
- Farmington Woods International Baccalaureate PYP Magnet Elementary
- Hunter Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary
- Ligon Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Middle
- Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle
- Moore Square Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Middle
- Wake STEM Early College High
- Wendell Creative Arts and Sciences Magnet Elementary
- Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary
Schools of Distinction
- Athens Drive Center for Medical Sciences and Global Studies Magnet High
- Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary
- Carnage Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Middle
- Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle
- Combs Leadership Program Magnet Elementary
- Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School
- East Millbrook Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Middle
- Enloe Gifted and Talented/International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Magnet High
- Fox Road International Baccalaureate PYP Magnet Elementary
- Fuller Gifted and Talented/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary
- Green Leadership and World Languages Magnet Elementary
- Kingswood Montessori/STEM Magnet Elementary
- Millbrook IB World Magnet High
- Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary
- Smith International Baccalaureate PYP Magnet Elementary
- Stough Mandarin Language Immersion Magnet Elementary
- Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
- Washington Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
- Zebulon Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
Visit MSA National Merit Awards, for more information.