The Wake County school system will hold information sessions for parents to help them prepare for the start Thursday of the application period for magnet schools.
From Thursday to Jan. 22, parents can go online to www.wcpss.net to submit applications to try to enroll their children in one of Wake’s 42 magnet schools for the 2016-17 school year. These schools offer programs such as advanced arts and foreign language courses that students might not typically find in their neighborhood school.
Parents of students who will enter kindergarten this fall can attend a Magnet Mini-Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Farmington Woods Elementary School, 1413 Hampton Valley Road in Cary.
Wake will hold an information session on all the magnet schools and early colleges from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the district’s headquarters, 5625 Dillard Drive in Cary.
Individual schools will hold open houses and conduct tours. Go to www.wcpss.net/magnet for more information.