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WCPSS To Hold Magnet School Information Sessions

Posted January 7, 2003

— The Wake County Public School System's Magnet Schools will host open house and information sessions beginning the third week in January.

Information sessions will be held at various locations throughout the county the weeks of Jan. 13-Jan. 28. Individual magnet schools will host open houses from Jan. 27-Feb. 6.

Sessions on the elementary magnet programs will be held Jan. 13-16, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. each day. The sessions will be held at Holly Springs Elementary on Jan. 13, Wildwood Forest Elementary on Jan. 14, Davis Drive Elementary on Jan. 15 and Jeffreys Grove Elementary on Jan.16.

Information sessions on the middle school magnet programs will be held Jan. 21-28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each day. The sessions will be held at Holly Springs Elementary on Jan. 21, Davis Drive Elementary on Jan. 22, Jeffreys Grove Elementary on Jan. 23 and Wildwood Forest Elementary on Jan. 28.

In addition to the information sessions, parents and students will have the opportunity to visit the magnet schools during an open house period Jan. 27-Feb. 6.

The magnet program elementary schools will be holding their open houses on Jan. 27 and Jan. 29, from 9:30 a.m-2 p.m. each day.

Open houses for the magnet program middle schools have been scheduled for Jan. 28 and Jan. 30, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

Formal information sessions will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day for both the elementary and middle school sessions.

The magnet year-round schools will hold their open houses on Feb. 4. Most will offer sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The high schools will hold their open houses at 7 p.m., starting with Southeast Raleigh High on Feb. 3, Enloe High on Feb. 4 and Broughton High on Feb. 6.

Applications for magnet schools will be available at all WCPSS schools beginning Jan. 27.

The application acceptance period is Feb. 8-19. All applications must be postmarked during this time period to be considered on time.

WCPSS's magnet schools provide a variety of teaching approaches and curriculum offerings to customize a student's education. These offerings include creative arts and sciences, gifted and talented, international studies and global communication, International Baccalaureate, language explorations, classical studies, community model, leadership, Montessori, museums, university connections, accelerated studies and year-round programs.

For more information on the information sessions and application process, please contact the Magnet Resource Center at 501-7900 or visit the

magnet program website.

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