Some current magnet students might want to check the mail to see if they're being sent to a different magnet school next year.
Wake is revising the magnet draw areas for the International Baccalaureate elementary, middle and high schools, Academically Gifted middle schools, Gifted & Talented middle schools and Creative Arts elementary schools.
Letters are supposed to go out today to current magnet students whose schools have shifted. Everyone else will eventually be able to see their magnet options online.
They're not officially considered reassignments, but tell it to those parents.
In Wake, you don't apply to a specific magnet school. You apply to a magnet program. This means that you can be moved if the draw area for that program is revised.
Magnet students at some grades will be able to stay at their current school with transportation.
As expected, the IB draw areas for the middle and high schools have shifted significantly.
Wake is hoping that western Wake families will go to the IB programs at East Garner Middle and Garner High. The northern and eastern areas would go to East Millbrook Middle and Broughton High.
No decision has been made yet on the kind of transportation that will be provided. This could mean traditional bus service or express busing in which parents drop their kids off at a common area such as a school to be transported to the magnet site.
If families don't like the new magnet options, they can give up their spot and go back to their base school.
Click here for a handout showing draw areas and an explanation of who is eligible for grandfathering.