• WS/FCS 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. 

    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.

    Have an active Kindergarten Choice/ Magnet / Out of Zone Application? Click Here to sign in to your Parent Dashboard: Applications.

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