Wake County Magnet School Assignment Sheet

The success of the school depends on the leadership of the Principal & assistant Principal. This school has a winning team. Both are highly visible and accessible. They are also very innovative and like trying new ideas to better the school. There is also a strong STEM program which has been recognized by the state. The library is very big and is a bustling place in the morning due to its "maker space". My children are not involved in chorus or band but they have several concerts a year. There is also a couple of plays each year. The PTA organized art "experiences" each quarter for all levels (k-8) at the school. One example was a professional storyteller that my kids really enjoyed. The only complaint I would have is the middle school PE program. Its non existent. At that age they should be outside or active every day. They had "class time" almost all year. The PTA works hard to raise money to better the school. They are always doing activities (including kid character awards accompanied by a complimentary lunch!) We have had a great experience at this school!

Application Period: Ended Feb. 5. Results will be sent out Feb. 19.

 View your magnet choices at www.wcpss.net/preview. 


Who is eligible to apply

Only students enrolled or pre-registered to attend a Wake County Public School System school for the 2018-2019 school year. Students not currently attending a WCPSS school will need to pre-register at their base school beginning Jan. 4, 2018 in order to complete this application.


How we prioritize your student's application to multiple schools

Families can apply to more than one school, including applying to multiple Magnet and Year-round choices. You should know that applications are prioritized based on the type of school. If you want to apply to more then one school, learn how we prioritize multiple applications.  


How we select students for magnet schools

The purpose of the Magnet schools program is to reduce high concentrations of poverty in schools; promote diverse school populations; maximize use of school facilities and provide innovative educational opportunities. To that end, we consider two key factors in considering magnet applications:

  1. Socioeconomic status of the area where the applying student resides
  2. Projected overall socioeconomic status of the school to which that student is assigned for next year. 

Learn how we select students for magnet schools based on these factors.


Applicant pools

Students who do not receive a seat at their first choice school will be placed in an applicant pool. Applicant pools will be reviewed and processed in the spring. Results will be posted to parent online accounts. Parents will receive an email letting them know when the applicant pools have been processed. 



Choosing a school also means choosing transportation services. Make sure both fit the needs of your family. Verify the type of transportation you are eligible for by searching for your address in the Base School Locator. Some magnet schools may require parents to provide transportation either to school or to an express bus stop. Some magnet students who receive neighborhood busing can experience ride times longer than a hour. 



Families will be notified on Feb. 19. Students who apply but do not receive a seat may not appeal the decision.

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