WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools has opened applications for its magnet school programs--opportunities, the district says, that offer Triad students an experience different from that of traditional public and private schools.
Several of the 19 magnet schools in the district are award-winning. Programs are available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Internaional Studies, International Baccalaureate (IB), Visual and Performing Arts and Multiple Intelligences.
Applications can be submitted only during the magnet school enrollment period, or else the student will be put on the wait list. Once a student is assigned to a magnet school in the district, he or she can complete all grades at that school, so long as attendance, conduct and magnet school expectations are fulfilled.
Both Diggs-Latham School principal Donna Cannon and Parkland Magnet High School principal Tim Lee told WFMY News 2 they ensure traditional classroom curriculum is equally as important as non-traditional curriculum, which includes both schools' well-recognized performing arts programs.
Cannon affirmed unique learning programs, like that of Diggs-Latham's performing arts and global studies courses, have been proven to encourage graduation rates because they maintain student interest in learning.
The deadline for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools magnet application is Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. The application period for Guilford County Schools is Jan. 25 through Feb. 21.
WFMY News 2