Glitch Forces Some Wake Parents to Re-enter Middle School Choices
Did your child choose a Wake County middle school to attend this fall through the Wake County Public School System's online choice selection process before Feb. 3? Due to a computer glitch, some parents are having to resubmit their children's choices by 10 p.m. Feb. 24.
Under the choice selection process, some middle school have split feeder patterns, meaning they feed into multiple high schools, but a computer glitch was preventing some students from selecting a specific high school pathway until Friday. The middle schools affected were Carnage, Centennial, East Cary, East Millbrook, East Wake, Heritage, Holly Grove, Lufkin Road, Rolesville, Salem, Wake Forest-Rolesville, Durant Road, Wendell, West Cary, and West Millbrook.
The glitch was corrected on Friday, but in fixing that issue, the computer created another one: It reset the choices for those students who had entered their choices before Feb. 3. All told, 1,191 students were affected. So those students must now go back into the choice selection system and re-confirm or re-rank their choices.
Wake County Public School System released a statement Monday saying that students' chances of getting into the schools they requested will not be affected as long as they re-confirm their choices before 10 p.m. on Feb. 24.
If you have any questions, or if need help re-confirming or re-ranking the middle school choices for your rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student, you can contact the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment at email@example.com or by phone at 919-431-7333.