The Wake County school system has extended the application deadline for the new Crossroads High School in Cary by a week to May 6.
Crossroads Flex is scheduled to open in August with a mix of online and in-person courses that provide 125 students with the ability to schedule classes in the morning, afternoon or evening. The program is geared toward students who are involved in outside activities that make it hard to attend class during regular school hours.
The potential enrollment includes athletes and performers who need to spend large parts of the day practicing, students who need to work to support their families and students who prefer a smaller and non-traditional learning environment.
Parents have asked about the attendance requirements. Drew Cook, Wake’s senior director for high school programs, said students will need to come in at least 10 hours a week to the school at 5651 Dillard Dr.
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An additional information session for parents and students has been scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. at 5625 Dillard Dr. in Cary.
Go to www.wcpss.net/Page/5423 for more information, including a link to the online application.