The deadline to enroll in a new magnet program in Cary has been extended a week.
Reedy Creek Middle School is one of two Cary area schools scheduled to open a magnet program in the fall. It will house the Center for the Digital Sciences. Meanwhile, Athens Drive High School is opening the Center for Medical Sciences and Global Health Initiatives.
The deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 29, to give parents and students more time to learn about the program.
The Reedy Creek program will give middle school students the chance to learn more about computer science in a first-of-its-kind initiative in Wake County.
With so many adults in town working for tech companies, Wake County Public School System officials decided their children be into computers, too.
The Reedy Creek program isn’t fully defined yet as WCPSS is still trying to form educational partnerships with local tech companies.
“We’re talking about a wide spectrum of possibilities,” Principal Trent Edwards said in a news release. “Informational, software, hardware.”
In addition to the specialty programs, traditional classes like drama or biology will incorporate more technology into lessons.
The magnet program is open to students anywhere in Wake County, although officials have said they expect many of the students will be from western Wake County.
The school system has been offering morning tours at the school for those interested in learning more. For tour dates and more information, go to wcpss.net/reedycreekdigital.