JYJ Counselor News

September 2013

Welcome Back

We are off to another exciting school year! This year is extra special since it is your child’s last year at JYJ and elementary school. I know that it may seem a little early to discuss middle school but I like to keep parents very much informed about the transition to middle school.

Throughout the year I will be sending out information regarding the next step (middle school). It is certainly NOT too early to begin thinking about middle school options. Here's a list of WCPSS magnet middle schools. If you are planning on continuing at a WCPSS magnet middle school, I highly encourage you to visit any school(s) that you are interested in. Below is the latest info I have on open house info, application info and application dates. I also will post middle school news & info on my JYJ counselor web page. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.


WCPSS Magnet Schools Fair

Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 9am-12pm

2600 Rock Quarry Road

Raleigh, NC

Held at Southeast Raleigh High School for all families interested in exploring magnet schools.


Wake Leadership Academy Info Sessions

Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Tours Held Every Wednesday in September and November at 11:45am or 12:30pm (no tour on 09/11/13 or 11/27/13).
  • October 2nd & 23rd at 11:45am or 12:30pm.
  • Click here to sign up for a tour

Open House: November 19, 2013

Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy
  • Info sessions are held every Tuesday from 12-12:30pm (for grades 6-8). General info sessions will be held each Thursday from 3-3:30pm.
Open House: Middle School - November 21, 2013

  • Pre-Applications for leadership academies are due by December 6, 2013. You will also need to complete the magnet application January 28 – February 9, 2014.

  • There are several things needed for the pre-application to the Leadership Academies (school records, teacher recommendations). Please let us know as soon as possible if you need these items. This allows us to get those records for you in a timely manner (please don't wait until the last minute to ask for records/recommendations).

  • You will need to register on the Student Assignment website prior to submitting the pre-application.



Magnet Middle Schools Open House

January 15, 2014 at all WCPSS magnet middle schools
-Two sessions (9am and 12 pm) are offered at each school. Parents should choose one time per school.
-Held at all WCPSS magnet middle schools



Magnet application acceptance period

Date: January 28 – February 9, 2014
Available online only at www.wcpss.net

Notification period will be late February 2014.




Ligon Tours

Ligon Middle School will begin campus tours starting on October 3rd. You will need to register online for a tour time. Click here to register.


Martin Tours

Martin Middle School will begin campus tours starting October 22. You will need to register online for a tour time. Click here to register.


Magnet Middle School Evening Session

Wednesday, Jan. 8th 2014 at 6-7pm

10921 Leesville Rd

Raleigh, NC

Location: Sycamore Creek Elementary
Explore all magnet middle schools in one place
General Info session - 6pm
Break-out sessions at 6:15 & 7:00


Magnet Middle School Evening Session

Tuesday, Jan. 14th 2014 at 6-7pm

2151 Davis Dr

Cary, NC

Location: Davis Drive Elementary
Explore all magnet middle schools in one place
General Info session - 6pm
Break-out sessions at 6:15 & 7:00



Tips To Prepare For The Middle School Transition