Wake County Schools

Wake opens magnet schools selection process

Posted December 5, 2011

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— Wake County parents wanting to enroll their children in magnet schools for the 2012-13 school year can now do so online.

The Wake County Public School System launched an online application Monday afternoon.

Parents have until 10 p.m. Dec. 19 to apply, and they will be notified between Dec. 20 and Jan. 13 if their child was selected for one of their magnet choices.

The process is part of the school system's new student assignment plan, which allows parents to rank their preference when it comes to where their children go to school.

The so-called choice selection period for parents who aren't interested in the magnet program begins Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 24.

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  • Shamrock Dec 6, 2011

    'Just what I thought. New board is elected and no one cares. "

    YouMakeItSoEasy

    So, because not enough people follow your lead and come here to grope and moan means they aren't interested? You need to get out more.

  • Screw WrAl Dec 5, 2011

    Just what I thought. New board is elected and no one cares. That's ok, your kids will be the first reassigned or at the bus pickup at 4am.

  • Screw WrAl Dec 5, 2011

    Ah yes, they open it right up. However, will parents really take the chance that if they apply and then decide they don't want it, should they get accepted of course, then they do not get to go back to their base school? No good parent is going to do that unless they are sure they have a backup. Once the rest of parents decide what choice they want, and as those schools fill up, you will have no idea what you're going to get. You could end up going to Knightdale and live in Morrisville.

    Reason #42 the new board MUST halt this assignment plan and start completely over.

  • JoeFreedom Dec 5, 2011

    "I have already seen a school closed as an option for the "so-called choice selections" because too many parents choose it."

    What school was that? And how could that be, given that the ability to choose a school doesn't even begin until Jan 19th???

  • wakemom Dec 5, 2011

    i only had two schools of choice under my selection. i thought i would have had more options according to the assignment plan. oh yeah this was at 1:10 this afternoon. I saw where the seat availability go from 8 to 3 in no time. if i cant get the school i selected this the base school isnt bad. just not close to my home.

  • NiceNSmooth Dec 5, 2011

    The so-called choice selection period for parents who aren't interested in the magnet program begins Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 24.

    Right! I have already seen a school closed as an option for the "so-called choice selections" because too many parents choose it. There will only be a choice for a few select parents the rest will have to go the worst schools