• 2022-2023 school year Out of Zone application period for grades 1-8 starts on January 17 and ends on January 31.  


  • WS/FCS Choice & Magnet Schools

    Magnet and choice schools offer the standard required curriculum of general education, as well as distinctive themes or programs, such as science, technology, math or the arts, that attract students to the schools.
    Students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have opportunities unlike those in any other system in North Carolina.  WS/FCS choice options serve every kind of student.  Families may choose from their residential schools, zone schools, or magnet schools. 

    WS/FCS Worth the Choice!

    Differences Between Magnet and Choice Schools

    • Magnet Schools offer educational opportunities for grades K-12, through specialized programs, multicultural collaboration, arts, science and career pathways. 
    • Choice schools gives parents the opportunity to choose from their residential schools or another school inside of their zone or from a magnet school.
    • At every school, students are led by teachers and staff members dedicated to helping them grow as students and people.

    WS/FCS School Choice Mission

    We are committed to providing all students with high-quality and engaging school choice options in every zip code, so they will graduate with interpersonal, academic, and workforce skills to compete globally and contribute to society. 
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