Early Colleges and Magnet Programs

Magnet Events

Parent Information Sessions--General session about all magnet themes and early colleges


  • Dates: OCT 4th , NOV 1st, DEC 6th, JAN 10th , JAN 17th
  • Location: Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Dr, Cary
  • Time: 10am-11am



Early College Fair--Explore all the early colleges


  • Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Location: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
  • Time: 9am-11am



Magnet and Early College Fair--Explore all magnet and early college programs


  • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Location: Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh
  • Time: 9am-12pm

The Early College application period is October 13th - November 30th

http://www.wcpss.net/Page/189


Wake Early College of Health and Sciences

This school provides opportunities to explore careers in the health and sciences through partnerships with Wake Tech and WakeMed Health and Hospital. This five-year high school program allows students to earn their high school diploma and an Associate degree, college transfer credit, prerequisite courses to prepare for health sciences degree, or certificate-tuition free. Students follow a rigorous high school program of honors classes for the first 2 years and are dual enrolled in Wake Tech courses the remaining years.

Interested in visiting and learning more, sign up for a informational session and tour

Open house is on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m.


Wake STEM Early College

This school attracts students showing interests in content areas of science, technology, engineering, or math and who have a desire to attend college. This five-year program offers the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit.

Interested in learning more, go to one of their informational sessions...


  • Tuesday, Oct. 2 - Salem Middle School - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 - Heritage Middle School - 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13 - WCPSS EARLY COLLEGE FAIR - Vernon Malone College and Career Academy - 9 -11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16 - West Millbrook Middle School - 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 - East Garner Magnet Middle School - 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3 - WCPSS MAGNET FAIR - Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 - Open House - Wake STEM Early College High School - 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Open House - Wake STEM Early College High School - 6:30-8 p.m.



Vernon Malone College and Career Academy

This school is a collaborative endeavor with Wake Technical Community College and Wake County Government. Students will be able to complete studies in one of 7 programs as part of their graduation credits. The programs include Biopharmaceutical Technology, Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Multi-Trades Technology (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Electrical Systems, Plumbing, and Welding, OSHA certification), Nurse Aide, Simulation & Game Development and Welding. Through an academic foundation paired with career-informed courses and work-based learning experiences, graduates may continue to a 4-year university, or apply their earned credits towards an AAS degree, certificate or diploma program at Wake Technical Community College.

Want to learn more and visit, sign up for a tour.

VMCCA Open House is November 6, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8pm.


Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy

At WYMLA, Young Men are provided opportunities to make knowledgeable career choices through academic rigor and work-based learning experiences. Collaboration and partnership through their Business Alliance, Youth Chamber of Commerce, and community enhance young men’s career readiness experiences. Career assessments, career events, guest speakers, resume writing, practice interviews, networking workshops, job shadowing, and volunteer opportunities are integral aspects of students’ educational experience. Juniors and Seniors have an opportunity to earn early college credit through St. Augustine’s University and may transfer these credits to a college or university of their choice to complete their Bachelor’s degree.

Interested in visiting and learning more, sign up for a tour.


Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy

Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy will inspire a community of college-ready, career-focused young women who are ready to learn, lead, and serve. WYWLA is the only public, single gender-female, middle and high school Early College choice.

Interested in visiting, sign up for a tour.

Open house is on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30pm.


North Wake College and Career Academy

This school is a collaborative endeavor with Wake Technical Community College and Wake County Government. Students will be able to complete studies in one of five programs as part of their graduation credits. The school will offer Culinary, Hospitality, IT/Tech Support, Early Childhood Education and Emergency Medical Science. Through an academic foundation paired with career-informed coursed and work-based learning experiences, graduates may continue to a 4-year university, or apply their earned credits towards an AAS degree, certificate, or diploma program at Wake Technical Community College.

Want to learn more, sign up for a tour.

Magnet High Schools

The Magnet School application begins January 4, 2019 through January 30, 2019


Athens Drive Magnet High School Center for Medical Sciences & Global Health Initiatives

Students interested in a career in health and/or science professions will be interested in this magnet theme. Areas of concentration range form agricultural sciences, animal science, global health initiatives, and much more. Students in this program become leaders in medical and health science fields. Experiences include STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning across disciplines, relevant connections between the core curriculum and current topics in medical sciences and global health, community partnerships that offer hands-on learning opportunities and collaboration with extensive university and corporate partnerships for real world connections.

Interested in a tour, sign up here. Tours are from 9a-10a on Nov 13th , Nov 27th, Dec 6th, Dec 18th, Jan 5th, Jan 10th, Jan 25th


Broughton Magnet High School Global Studies and IB Diploma Programme

With the Global Studies theme, all students take part in international and global education designed to help them understand the world and develop skills and dispositions that will lead us all to a better future. The IB Diploma Program emphasizes ideals of international understanding, responsible citizenship and service. Students who choose to participate in the Diploma Programme can potentially earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma that is recognized by major universities worldwide.

To explore more about Broughton, you can see their tour dates and times here.


Enloe Magnet High School Gifted and Talented/ IB Diploma Programme

The Gifted and Talented theme believes that every student has gifts and talents that are valued and nurtured through this model. Students in GT schools explore an extensive menu of electives designed to develop their strengths and interests. They have the opportunity to customize their academic programs by choosing elective courses according to their academic needs and interests.

If you want to visit, they have tours from 8am-9am with a Q& A session afterwards on November 6, 28, 30; December 5, 18; January 11, 17, 23 Sign-up here to schedule a tour.


Garner Magnet High School International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally standardized program of study that is offered in about 140 countries and has garnered world-wide recogntion for its rigor and high academic standards. GMHS offers the Middle Years Programme (for 9th and 10th graders) and the Diploma Programme (11th and 12th graders).



Millbrook Magnet High School International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally standardized program of study that is offered in about 140 countries and has garnered world-wide recogntion for its rigor and high academic standards. MMHS offers the Middle Years Programme (for 9th and 10th graders) and the Diploma Programme (11th and 12th graders).

To visit for a tour, open house event or the IB Expo, register here.


Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School University Connections: School of Designs, Arts and Engineering

SRMHS' new theme offers four college and career pathways: 1) Design, 2) Arts, 3) Engineering, Math and Sciences, and 4) Humanities and Social Sciences. University Connections provides strong and visible partnerships with local colleges and universities as well as businesses to provide invaluable resources. Students have opportunities to take specialized courses, interact with experts in these fields, and participate in on-site visits.

For more information, you can sign up for their Talks & Tours.