JYJ Counselor News

September 2015

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. Last year we had students assigned to attend 19 different middle schools (there are lots of choices here)!

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. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

What are my middle school options

Not sure of your middle school options? Click here to access the address lookup finder to see which middle school(s) are assigned to your location.

WCPSS Magnet Schools Fair

Saturday, Nov. 7th 2015 at 9am-12pm

2600 Rock Quarry Road

Raleigh, NC

Held at Southeast Raleigh High School for all families interested in exploring magnet schools.
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Wake Leadership Academy Info Sessions

Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • School tours are scheduled on Thursday's at 9:00am and 1:00pm. Tour begins September 25 and will be scheduled on Thursday's through October 30. You will need to register online for a tour.
  • Click here to sign up for a tour

Open House: November 4, 2014

Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy
  • Tours are scheduled on Thursday's from October 2nd to November 20th at 9AM to 9:45AM and 3PM to 3:45PM. You will need to register online for a tour.
  • Click here to sign up for a tour.

Open House: Middle School - November 13, 2014

  • Pre-Applications for leadership academies are due by December 1, 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.
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Magnet application acceptance period

For Leadership Academies
November 1st-December 1st

All other magnet choices
January 7th to January 22nd 2016
Available online only at www.wcpss.net

Notification period will be late February 2016.
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Ligon Tours

Ligon Middle School will begin campus tours starting on October 1st. You will need to register online for a tour time. Click here to register.

Martin Tours

Martin Middle School will begin campus tours starting September 23. You will need to register online for a tour time. Click here to register.

Moore Square Tours

Moore Square Middle School will begin campus tours every Tuesday and Thursday starting in October. Tours will begin at 9am.

Daniels Open House

There are various opportunities to tour Daniels Magnet Middle School throughout the year. Tours will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 starting on October 6, 2015. Click here to sign up.
Tips To Prepare For The Middle School Transition