More details to come later, but the new magnet school themes have been unveiled today for the Wake County schools in the magnet grant.
Of particular interest to a lot of parents will be an expansion of the Gifted and Talented/AG Basics program to now include Poe Elementary and Moore Square Middle as their current themes are revamped.
Poe would continue to offer Montessori for pre-K through third-grade until 2014-15 when they hope to start a new Montessori school elsewhere in Wake. Until then, GT/AG Basics would initially be offered only in grades 4 and 5.
Moore Square would become a GT/AG Basic and Museums Magnet school, in which it keep part of its current theme while getting all the new electives and homogeneous grouping of AG kids in core courses.
In terms of the three new magnet schools:
Green Elementary would become a leadership and world languages magnet, somewhat similar to Wiley's program while also having a leadership theme to tie into its magnet pathway feeder to Southeast Raleigh.
Carroll Middle, while offering languages as Green's feeder, would officially be a leadership and technology magnet.
Fox Road Elementary would become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program magnet school. It would feed into East Millbrook Middle and Millbrook High.