Thales Academy offers tour in Raleigh
Thales Academy, a college preparatory K-12 chain of schools, will hold a tour for prospective students and families from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at its K-5 school, 8151 Town Drive, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.ThalesAcademy.org.
Research Triangle High open house
Research Triangle High School will hold an open house for rising ninth-graders at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Thursday, Jan. 31, at the school, 10 Park Drive, Durham. RTHS is a STEM and liberal arts public charter high school that draws on the experience and resources of the Research Triangle Park companies. For more information, visit www.researchtrianglehighschool.org.
The Franciscan School open house
The Franciscan School will hold its winter open house from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at 10000 Saint Francis Drive, Raleigh. The Franciscan School offers a fully accredited educational program for students from kindergarten to eighth grade on a traditional school calendar. The school is a ministry of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi and a member of the Diocese of Raleigh. For more information or to schedule a campus tour, visit www.franciscanschool.org or call 919-847-8205.
Benson Memorial UMC Preschool open house
Benson Memorial United Methodist Church Preschool will hold an open house from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, and Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-781-3310.
High schools open to prospective students
Wake County schools are starting to have their information sessions for prospective students and their parents.
Asbury Preschool registration
Asbury Preschool will hold its general public preschool registration on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the school, 6612 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Asbury Preschool is a half-day, NAEYC accredited and 5 star-licensed program and a ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church. For more information, visit asburyraleigh.org/preschool or call 919-846-4773 for a tour.
Scholarships for children of veterans
The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs offers college scholarships to children of N.C. war veterans. The application deadline is March 1. Interested students should contact their local Veterans Service Office by visiting www.doa.nc.gov/vets/locations.
Wake Electric accepting scholarship applications
Students can apply for Wake Electric scholarships through March 29.
The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship, for $2,000, will be awarded to the top candidate selected by an independent judging panel. Applicants must be high school graduating seniors who are children of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric. They must then pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina.
Wake Electric will also award 16 scholarships of $1,250 each, the Touchstone Energy Scholarships. These scholarships are not limited to recent high school graduates, and may be used at one of the state’s community colleges, vocational or technical schools, as well as at a four-year college.