Wake County Public Schools

As the largest school district in North Carolina and the 17th largest in the United States, Wake County Public School System offers a nearly endless list of educational, extracurricular, and athletic opportunities. And besides its wealth of outstanding programs, Wake County is also proud to be Number 1 in the Nation for Board Certified Teachers, with over 1,500 national board-certified educators in the district.

WCPSS Quick Facts

wake county public schools

Total Schools: 177
Elementary: 110
Middle: 34
High: 26
Alternative: 4
Academies: 3
Total Students: 157,950
Total Teachers: 10,201

WCPSS Special Academic Programs

Wake County Public Schools offer a long list of outstanding and unique academic programs, such as Learn & Earn Online, Advanced Placement, Concurrent Enrollment with Wake Tech, cooperative programs, gifted programs, special education,nyear-round calendars in select schools, and many more.

Dual Enrollment

This allows high school and middle school students to take classes not available through WCPSS at colleges, community colleges, virtual public schools, and even non-WCPSS secondary schools.

Wake Early College of Health and Sciences

This rigorous and personalized program is focused on health and science, and allows students to receive a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in just 5 years of study.

Wake STEM Early College High School

Another early college school, this STEM school cooperates with NC State and the NC New School Project to focus student studies on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and especially address the grand challenges of engineering.

Leadership Academies

Wake County’s Leadership Academies offer a blended high school/college experience in single-gender environments designed to develop each student as both a learner and a leader.

Vernon Malone College and Career Academy

This specialized program works with Wake Tech Community College and the Wake County Government to provide career-oriented and work-based learning classes that can be applied towards an AAS degree at Wake Tech.

Career Preparation

One of the most important goals of the high school experience is to ensure that graduating students are prepared with the technical, communication, and life skills necessary to begin a career or continue on to pursue higher education. One main way that WCPSS does this is through its career fairs. One such fair is Great Explorations, which is a career development educational experience designed to present a variety of career ideas to students. Another is Xtreme Beginnings, which helps students explore the options presented in life after high school.

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