School Notes, Nov. 10

November 8, 2013 

WCPSS Early Colleges now accepting applications

Families may begin applications early this year for N.C. State STEM Early College High School, Wake Early College of Health & Sciences, Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, and the new Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school. The application form is available at

Ready, Set, School

Marbles Kids Museum will hold its Ready, Set, School exhibit from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh. A complimentary breakfast will be provided, and special guests will include Wake County Public School System superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill and representatives from the WCPSS Office of Early Learning. For more information, visit

Roadmap of Need

The Public School Forum of N.C. and the N.C. Center for Afterschool Programs has released the 2013 Roadmap of Need report. The Roadmap of Need is an in-depth needs assessment for North Carolinians to evaluate child well-being in their counties and communities. To begin these conversations, a “Path to Progress” meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, 1890 Campus Drive, Raleigh. Registration for this event is required. For more information, visit

Thales Academy tours

Thales Academy will hold tours for prospective students and families for their K-5 and junior high and high schools. The K-5 tour will take place from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the K-5 school at 8151 Town Drive, Raleigh. The junior high and high school tour will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at 3121 Heritage Trade Drive #104, Wake Forest. Thales Academy is a K-12 college preparatory private chain of schools in North Carolina. For more information, visit

Timely Topics: Common Core Standards

Dr. Hiller Spires will be one of the featured speakers at the Timely Topics brown bag lunch of the League of Women Voters of Wake County, noon Friday, Nov. 22, at Founders’ Hall, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Spires and two representatives from the Wake County Public School System will take part in a forum on “Common Core State Standards – Perspectives from Educators.” For more information, visit

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