Magnet and Choice Application Period for Grades
1st-11th & The Downtown Pre-K for the
2024-2025 School Year will begin on
Please follow the link below to create your family dashboard.
Applications for WS/FCS Choice and Magnet Schools for the 2024-2025 school year are coming soon. Click the Timeline link below for more details.
To find out more about our schools and magnet programs, please see our choice and magnet programming.
Differences Between Magnet and Choice Schools
- Magnet Schools: offer diverse and inclusive educational opportunities for grades K-12 through specialized programs in the arts, stem/steam, international baccalaureate, dual immersion, and career pathways.
- Choice schools: allow parents to choose from their residential schools, another school inside their zone, or a magnet school.
- At every school, students are led by teachers and staff members dedicated to helping them grow as students and people.
Find your school using our school locator!
School Choice Mission
WS/FCS is committed to providing all students with high-quality and engaging school choice options in every zip code to graduate with interpersonal, academic, and workforce skills to compete globally and contribute to society. Students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have opportunities unlike any other system in North Carolina. WS/FCS choice options serve every kind of student. Families may choose from their residential, zone, or magnet schools.