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UPDATE 10/16: All public information sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are Open House style, so you may arrive when you like and stay as long as you like. See below for dates and locations. Please plan to attend the session closest to you.

UPDATE 10/03: We have set the dates and locations for information sessions regarding Draft 1. These Open House-style sessions will focus on providing information about the changes in their respective geographic areas. Please plan on attending the session nearest to you. All events will take place in the evening. We will announce specific times soon, but we are sharing the dates now for your planning convenience. 

 

  • 10/24: Salem Elementary School, 6116 Old Jenks Road, Apex
  • 10/29: Fuquay-Varina High School (future home of Willow Spring High School), 1704 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina
  • 10/30: Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh

 

On Oct. 1, staff members presented Draft 1 of a new Student Enrollment Proposal to the Board of Education.

The proposal includes proposed school assignment changes for both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.

This is the beginning of a community conversation that is scheduled to conclude with the school board adopting a final plan on Dec. 3.

Find out if you are proposed to be affected.

You are encouraged to visit www.wcpss.net/2020enrollmentproposal for more information about the proposal and to check for updates as the process moves forward.

 

Why is this being proposed?

To keep up with population growth and prevent the overcrowding of schools, we’re building two new schools: 

  • South Lakes Elementary, 1433 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, opening in August 2020

  • Willow Spring High School, 1704 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, opening in August 2021

The majority of proposed school assignment changes will be related to the opening of these two new schools in Fuquay-Varina.

Other components of the proposal are aimed at relieving overcrowded schools, better utilizing under-enrolled schools, and improving transportation efficiency. 

 

How can I ask questions and provide feedback?

The best way to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposal is to visit our online forum. This will ensure staff members, school board members and your fellow parents see your questions and feedback. Staff members will respond to questions in a timely fashion. Staff members and board members will also review and consider all feedback as they work toward a second draft of the proposal and, ultimately, the final approved plan. 

 

What is the process for arriving at a final plan?

We will respond to questions and review feedback online for the next several weeks. We also will host three Open House public information sessions where you can learn more about the proposal and ask questions of staff members. We will announce dates and locations soon.

Staff members will present Draft 2 to the school board for discussion on Nov. 5. A public hearing will be held on Nov. 19, providing the opportunity to speak before the full board. A final vote is expected on Dec. 3.

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UPDATE 10/16: All public information sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are Open House style, so you may arrive when you like and stay as long as you like. See below for dates and locations. Please plan to attend the session closest to you.

We have set the dates and locations for information sessions regarding Draft 1. These Open House-style sessions will focus on providing information about the changes in their respective geographic areas. Please plan on attending the session nearest to you. All events will take place in the evening. We will announce specific times soon, but we are sharing the dates now for your planning convenience. 

  • 10/24: Salem Elementary School, 6116 Old Jenks Road, Apex
  • 10/29: Fuquay-Varina High School (future home of Willow Spring High School), 1704 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina
  • 10/30: Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh
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Address: 1433 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina
Grades: K-5
Calendar: Traditional
Capacity: 716
 
Some students currently attending Fuquay-Varina Elementary and Willow Spring Elementary are proposed to attend South Lakes Elementary.
 
Please share your questions and feedback about this proposal in the thread below.
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Address: 1704 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina
Proposed Grades: 9-10 for first year, 9-11 second year, 9-12 third year and going forward
Calendar: Traditional
Description: 110 classrooms, with a student capacity of about 2,300. Currently serving as swing space for Fuquay-Varina High.

Under the proposal, the base attendance area for the new Willow Spring High would be made up of students currently in the Fuquay-Varina base attendance area. The proposal also calls for some students in the Holly Springs High base attendance area to be assigned to the Fuquay-Varina High attendance area. This would help relieve crowding at Holly Springs High.

Please share your questions and feedback about this proposal in the thread below.

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Proposal: Some students attending Highcroft Drive Elementary and White Oak Elementary would be assigned to Salem Elementary; middle school students in those same areas now attending Mills Park Middle would be assigned to Salem Middle.

Purpose: Reduces overcrowding at Highcroft Drive Elementary, White Oak Elementary and Mills Park Middle, while better utilizing Salem Elementary and Salem Middle, which are under-enrolled.

Please share your questions and feedback about this proposal in the thread below.

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Proposal: Some students attending Brassfield Elementary would be assigned to Wakefield Elementary.

Purpose: Reduces overcrowding at Brassfield Elementary while better utilizing Wakefield Elementary.

Please share your questions and feedback about this proposal in the thread below.

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Proposal: Some students attending Banks Road Elementary would be assigned to Smith Magnet Elementary, while middle school students in this same area would be assigned from Holly Grove Middle to North Garner Middle.

Purpose: Reduces overcrowding at Holly Grove Middle and better utilizes both Smith Magnet Elementary and North Garner Middle.

Please share your questions and feedback about this proposal in the thread below.

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Proposal: Some students at Fuquay-Varina Middle School would be assigned to North Garner Middle; others would be assigned to West Lake Middle.

Purpose: Reduces overcrowding at Fuquay-Varina Middle.

Please share your questions and feedback about these proposed changes in the thread below.

 

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Proposal: Some students attending Wake Forest High would be assigned to Wakefield High.

Purpose: Reduces overcrowding at Wake Forest High while also accounting for future growth, and better utilizes Wakefield High. Additionally, the base attendance area proposed to move to Wakefield High is currently assigned to Wakefield Middle.

Please share your questions and feedback about this proposal in the thread below.

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Draft 1 of the Student Enrollment Proposal, which was presented to the school board today, includes a proposal that would change the calendar application schools - or "calendar option" schools - for a small number of families. We will be contacting these families directly.

 

If approved, affected students would have four options:

  • Apply to remain at current school. You would not be eligible for district transportation.

  • Apply to attend the new calendar application school (if applicable). If approved, you would be eligible for district transportation.

  • Apply to any other school during request for transfer period.

  • Attend your base school. No action would be required. District transportation would be provided.

 

The Office of Student Assignment will be contacting affected families to discuss these choices.

 

If your family has a rising Kindergarten or 6th grade sibling, please discuss this with the Office of Student Assignment representative. 

 

Share your questions and feedback about this proposal below.

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