Wake and Durham Public Schools Host Magnet Fairs Nov. 5

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Considering enrolling your child to a magnet school? This Saturday, Nov. 5, you can learn more about your options at magnet school fairs in both Wake and Durham counties.

Wake County Public School System will hold its ”Magnet and Early College Schools” fair, 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 5, at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, which is located at 2600 Rock Quarry Rd. in Raleigh.

Durham Public Schools will host its Magnet Schools Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 5., at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, which is located at 800 Clayton Road in Durham.

Why Choose a Magnet?

Magnet schools offer students a chance to delve deeper into various studies with themed offerings that range from visual art and languages to science and technology. Some magnets follow novel approaches to teaching such as “play theory” or the Montessori philosophy. Still others are designed to help children discover areas where they are gifted and talented. Early College High Schools work to help students get a head start on college while they earn their high school diploma. In Wake County, magnet schools also have a mission to reduce high concentrations of poverty, promote diversity and maximize the use of school facilities.

The fairs offer parents and students a chance to ask questions of school representatives and learn when and how to apply. If you live in Wake County, check your magnet school and early college options by your zip code at this link ahead of heading to the fair. If you’re planning to attend the Durham Public School fair, check out these tips for where to park and when crowds are expected to be heaviest.

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