23 WCPSS schools receive national recognition for magnet programs
Magnet schools in the Wake County Public School System are serving as national examples for high standards. Magnet Schools of America has awarded 23 schools with Magnet Schools of Merit Awards.
Specifically, five WCPSS magnet schools were named Magnet Schools of Excellence and 18 were named Schools of Distinction by the organization.
Magnet School of Merit Awards recognize member magnet schools/programs that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs and parent and community involvement.
The Magnet School of Excellence is the top merit award category and is only awarded to a select group of magnet schools. The Magnet School of Distinction is the second highest award of recognition. To receive a merit award member schools must submit an application that is scored by a panel of educators.
The designees are as follows:
MAGNET SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE
A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary
Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering
Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary
Underwood Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary
SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION
Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary
Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle
Centennial Campus Magnet Middle
Charles R. Bugg Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary
Conn Active Learning and Technology Magnet Elementary
East Garner Magnet Middle
Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary
Garner Magnet High
Ligon Academically and Intellectually Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle
Millbrook IB Primary Years Programme Magnet Elementary
Millbrook Magnet High
Moore Square Gifted and Talented Academically Gifted Basics Museums Magnet Middle
Poe Gifted and Talented/Academically or Intellectually Gifted Basics Magnet Elementary
Powell Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
Smith Magnet Elementary
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High
Washington Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
Zebulon Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
Magnet Schools of America is a national organization whose stated mission is, “Providing leadership for high quality innovative instructional programs that promote choice, equity, diversity, and academic excellence for all students.”
Visit http://www.magnet.edu for more information.