Garner Magnet High will host an open house Feb. 12 to give students a preview of what they can expect for their classes next semester.
Teachers and students will set up booths and demonstrate what is taught in their classrooms. The cheerleaders, theatre class and band will all perform. There will also be games and free food.
With spring registration around the corner, Dean of Students Tracy Taylor said they wanted to try something different.
“We found that the planning guide with all the course descriptions that Wake County puts out is really dry and doesn’t give students a good idea of what is going to happen in the classes.”
Katie Jordan, the SAP counselor said the same. She said it’s a chance for families to understand what courses their children are taking too.
“It gets the parents involved in the registration process,” Jordan said. “We want students and parents to have real world descriptions of the courses that students are going to take and hopefully connect them to their future careers and college goals and have a good understanding of what courses they are signing up for.”
During a roundtable discussion, counselors and staff brainstormed ideas of how they could make the event more accessible to the public. Existing students and rising freshman can come, along with their families.
“It’s just a matter of us really presenting ourselves in the best way, really showcasing what we have to offer to the community to our students that come through our doors and having our students being excited about going to school here,” Ashley Wilson, a counselor at the school said.
The school is working with the Junior Civitan to put on the event.