How This Raleigh High School Gives Students a Competitive Edge for College & Career Goals

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Are you looking for a way to give your child an extra edge for attending the college or landing the career of their choice?

If so, you and your eighth grader should visit Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School (SRMHS), where the University Connections: School of Design, Arts & Engineering theme gives all students the headstart they need to achieve the college and career goals of their choice.

Whether your child excels in programming and building robots, composing and performing music, or even designing graphic T-shirts,  Southeast Raleigh has the engaging, hands-on course offerings to develop your student’s talents.


Competitive Edge #1: University Connections Courses

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A University Connections course introduces freshman students to the opportunities available within Southeast Raleigh’s four College and Career pathways:

  • Design
  • Arts
  • Engineering, Math, and Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Each of these pathways features strong and visible partnerships with businesses, colleges, and universities.

Every student has the opportunity to take specialized pathway courses and interact with experts in these college and career pathways both on-and off-site.

In just six months in the 2019-2020 school year, more than 900 Southeast Raleigh students participated in off-campus learning experiences such as the following:

  • participated in a NASA uplink to the international space station on the NCSU campus,
  • took part in mock product trials when they visited the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Campbell University, and
  • learned about paid internship programs like the one offered by Ubisoft, a top 5 international gaming company, where several SRMHS students now work.

“From the moment I toured Southeast to being a Senior, I feel fully prepared for my upcoming chapter of college and all that it should bring,” now-alumna Sydney Brown said during her senior year at SRMHS. “It is because of my time at Southeast that I am the student leader I am today, and I am eternally grateful.” Brown now attends NCSU College of Design.


Competitive Edge #2: Unique Academies Help Students Reach Future Career Goals

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Do you want to prepare your child to compete in a global economy?

Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School is the only school in Wake County to offer three Project Lead the Way Academies, which are part of the Engineering, Sciences, and Math College and Career Pathway. These academies include NAF Engineering, IT & Cybersecurity, and Biomedical.

Students, whether in the academy or not, can take these courses and engage in experiences ranging from testing aerospace designs using a flight simulator to planning, coding, and evaluating apps and game simulations.

Biomedical teacher Greg Horesovsky, Ph.D., explains that today’s schools need to train the next generation of health scientists to meet the challenge this recent global pandemic has presented. “That’s where the Biomedical Academy at SRMHS steps up and begins to train tomorrow’s future medical thought leaders and pioneers,” Dr. Horesovsky says. “In our coursework, students learn what the cutting-edge biotechnology tools are today, and we train young scientists to think critically, as well as creatively.”


Competitive Edge #3: The Best Post-High School Preparation Possible with the IB Diploma Programme

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Do you want to give your child another edge to reaching their goals?

Southeast Raleigh Magnet High is also an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme candidate school. Recognized as the most-accelerated academic program in the world, the IB Diploma Programme affords students in grades 11 and 12 an in-depth concentration of six courses—ultimately providing them with the best post-high school preparation possible.

Sheri Golden Perry, the Senior Administrator of IB Programmes, shares that “participation in any of these programs supports students’ social, academic, and emotional growth, thereby growing balanced, caring, and principled global thinkers.”

She continues, “This program allows all who are connected to it to see the value in all people, ultimately creating an interwoven community that supports people and their differences and promotes principled action.”

SRMHS student Aiden Kingsberry says he is excited about beginning the Diploma Programme because “it will expand my horizons beyond the normal subjects that we study in school to include more of the world and better prepare me for college.”

This level of student commitment and enthusiasm can be true for your child, too, when they attend SRMHS. Click here to learn more about Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.

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