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Wake, Durham schools to hold magnet fairs

Posted October 23, 2014 8:06 p.m. EDT

Wake and Durham County school systems will hold magnet fairs in the next couple of weeks.

The events aim to share information about the systems' magnet schools, which offer special programs to public school students.

Wake County's magnet fair is 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 1, at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd., just south of downtown Raleigh. Staff from more than 40 magnet and early college schools, where high school students can take college-level courses or get hands-on skills training, will be at the fair to answer questions and distribute information. 

Check Wake County's magnet school page for more information. Magnet schools are offering tours of their campuses now. If your child is heading into kindergarten, middle school or high school (or in between) in Wake County, now is the time to start looking at your options.

Durham schools will host a magnet fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 8, at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, 800 Clayton Rd. Representatives from Durham's magnet elementary, middle and high schools will be available to answer questions and share information. 

Durham magnet schools also are offering tours now.