Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, Jan. 20

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.

Broughton High School: Broughton will hold parent registration meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 27, at the school, 723 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh. Registration meetings for parents of rising ninth-graders are set for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 28.

Leesville Road High School : Leesville Road will hold an open house for rising ninth-graders and their parents to meet teachers and talk about classes at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the school, 8409 Leesville Road, Raleigh. Current students will have a chance to learn more about AP class offerings for next year.

Sanderson High School: Sanderson will hold an open house for rising ninth-graders on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the auditorium of the school, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh.

Millbrook High School: Millbrook will hold a magnet curriculum fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19, at the school, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Families and students will have a chance to speak with Millbrook staff, including administrators, teachers and magnet coordinators, and learn about subject-specific courses and pathways.

Wakefield High School: Wakefield will hold an open house and curriculum fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the school, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. Both campuses will be open. Rising ninth-grade parents and students should report to Wakefield Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest, for a presentation first. All other students and parents should report to main campus.

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.

Applications are available at www.wemc.com/scholarships.aspx and must be received in the office by 5 p.m. March 29. For more information, contact communications@wemc.com or 919-863-6312.