Magnet programs & CTE pathways
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) (información en español

    The goals of the IB curriculum are to develop students into adults who are confident, critical, and independent thinkers with a global perspective. IB seeks to be a transformational form of education focused on individual learner profiles and centers learning on problem solving and real world, global challenges. Students develop world language and intercultural communication skills. At the high school level, students engage in classical studies, philosophical inquiry, artist experiences, extended research, and community service hours as part of a rigorous academic course of study. Peer reviewed research suggests that students who attend IB programs have more developed critical thinking skills, global awareness, and are more likely to successfully attend college. These results are especially pronounced for students from a low socioeconomic background. IB diplomas and course credits are accepted in over 5,000 universities in more than 100 countries. Learn more about International Baccalaureate here: https://www.ibo.org/ 


    2023-24 School Year


    Elementary Schools 

     Burton

    Burton Magnet Elementary School

    Entry Grade: Kindergarten–former Pre-K students must enter the lottery for Kindergarten

    Attendance Zone: NO–students residing in priority zone must enter the lottery 

    Lottery zone: District-wide 

    Sibling priority: YES–siblings of an attending student has priority seating

    Transportation: District-wide

    Contact for program questions: Amy Sanchez (amy_sanchez@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3908 x78469 


    Middle Schools 

     Shepard

    James E. Shepard Magnet Middle School

    Attendance Zone: NONE

    Lottery Zone: District-wide

    Sibling Priority: NONE

    Transportation: District-wide

    Sports: School has its own competitive teams

    Other Priority seating: Rising 6th grade students from Burton Elementary received first level priority, rising 6th graders from Club Blvd, RN Harris, and Holt Elementary Schools receive second level priority.    

    Contact for program questions: Amber Somone Haigler (ambersomone_haigler@dspnc.net) 919-560-3938


    High Schools 

     Hillside

    Hillside High School IB Program

    Attendance Zone: YES–however students districted for Hillside must enter the lottery for the IB program

    Lottery Zone: District-wide

    Sibling Priority: NONE

    Transportation: District-wide

    Sports: School has its own competetive teams

    Other priority seating: Rising 9th graders from Shepard Middle School 

    Contact for program questions: Keshetta Henderson (keshetta_henderson@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3925 x25315 or Euba McKoy (angelia_mckoy@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3925 x25484


    2024-25 School Year and beyond


    Elementary Schools 

    Burton  

    Burton Magnet Elementary School

    Entry Grade: TBD

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Southeast and Southwest  view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Regional only Southeast and Southwest view zones

    Contact for program questions: Amy Sanchez (amy_sanchez@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3908 x78469   

     

    E.K. Powe

    E.K. Powe Elementary School (starting program 2024-2025 school year) 

    Entry Grade: TBD

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: North, Central, and East Regions view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required 

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Regional only: North, Central, and East Regions view zones


    Middle Schools 

     Shepard

    James E. Shepard Magnet Middle School

    Attendance Zone: NONE

    Lottery Zone: District-wide

    Sibling Priority: NONE

    Transportation: District-wide

    Sports: School has its own competitive teams

    Other priority seating: Rising 6th grade students from Burton Elementary received first level priority, rising 6th graders from Club Blvd, RN Harris, and Holt Elementary Schools receive second level priority.

    Contact for program questions: Amber Somone Haigler (ambersomone_haigler@dspnc.net) 919-560-3938


    High Schools 

     Hillside

    Hillside High School IB Program

    Attendance Zone: YES–however students districted for Hillside must enter the lottery for the IB program

    Lottery Zone: District-wide

    Sibling Priority: NONE

    Transportation: District-wide

    Sports: School has its own competetive teams

    Other priority seating: Rising 9th graders from Shepard Middle School 

    Contact for program questions: Keshetta Henderson (keshetta_henderson@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3925 x25315 or Euba McKoy (angelia_mckoy@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3925 x25484