I'll go into more detail later, but Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata wants the school board to consider approving a pair of single-gender schools for the 2012-13 school year.
Under a proposal presented today, Tata wants to create a leadership academy for male students and one for female schools. It would be the first single-gender schools in Wake, but administrators went into detail about how successful it's been in Guilford County.
Staff is looking at eventually serving 500 students in grades 6-12 in each school with a possible early college focus, meaning students could graduate high school with college credit.
Possible sites include the Longview School for the male students and the former Raleigh Charter High site for the female students.