Here are some answers as to why you haven't found about your magnet/calendar application yet and why some people are being offered another chance to apply.
Wake began a new effort this year to look at the rejected applications to see if they wanted to offer any of these people a "second chance" to apply to a different school. For instance, David Ansbacher, senior director for magnet programs, said a student who didn't get into Enloe High might be told they could apply to Southeast Raleigh High.
But this created problems that have delayed sending out notices to 1,640 students.
Here's what happened.
Staff wanted to sort the rejected applicants by their base schools to figure out whether and where to offer second chances.
The problem is that some of those applicants are still identified in Wake's database by their Social Security number. Wake has stopped doing this practice with newer students.
But for those kids still identified by their Social Security numbers, the database lists stars in the data field for privacy reasons.
But when the computer system matched the identification number on the application with the star-laden Social Security number in the database, no notification would print out. Needless to say, this delayed processing letters to some applicants.
Greg Thomas, a school district spokesman, said the last of the 1,640 second-chance letters will be mailed by the end of Thursday.
Thomas stressed that notification letters have already gone out to most of this year's 13,081 applicants.
So what happens next?
Ansbacher said parents who are getting a second chance have until next week to reapply. He said they can't guarantee getting into the second-chance school because they don't know how many other people will also now apply.
One drawback of taking a second chance is that you give up whatever slim chance you had of getting into the school you wanted to should spots open up there.