Magnet programs & CTE pathways
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) (información en español

    Covering a wide range of topics, these programs provide specialized instruction supplementing the core content in these fields.  


    2023-2024 School Year   


    Elementary Schools: 

    WG Pearson

    W.G. Pearson Elementary School (program will transition to year-round calendar and no program magnet status starting in 2024-2025)

    W.G. Pearson’s theme is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and students are engaged in active, hands-on learning experiences in those areas using problem-based instructional strategies. All K-2 students have dance, music, and art. 

    Current Lottery Policies:

    Entry Grade: Kindergarten (former Pre-K students must enter the lottery)

    Attendance zone: NO

    Sibling Priority: YES–siblings of current students have priority seating

    Transportation: District-wide

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    Middle Schools: 

     Lowe's Grove

    Lowe’s Grove Middle School

    The STEM curriculum at Lowe’s Grove focuses on the infusion of multiple technology tools and experiences. Students have two potential strands of courses to choose from: Biotechnology and Agriculture or Business and Entrepreneurship. Instruction utilizes collaborative learning and community partnerships. 

    Current Lottery Policies:

    Entry Grade: 6th 

    Attendance zone: YES–students residing in the Lowe’s Grove attendance zone do not need to enter the lottery

    Lottery zone: District-wide for all students not residing in the Lowe’s Grove attendance zone

    Sibling priority: NO

    Transportation: For those residing in the attendance zone, neighborhood transportation is provided. Outside the attendance zone, transportation is from the base school and parents are responsible for transportation to the base school

    Competitive Athletics: The school has its own competitive sports teams. All students who attend, regardless of base zone, can participate

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    Neal

    Neal Middle School

    The STEM curriculum at Neal focuses on engineering and design. Students engage in coursework from the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum in Technology, Green Architecture, Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, and Medical Detectives. The curriculum focuses on problem-solving strategies and design thinking utilizing community partners such as Lenovo, Cisco, and Duke University. 

    Current Lottery Policies:

    Entry Grade: 6th 

    Attendance zone: YES–students residing in the Neal attendance zone do not need to enter the lottery

    Lottery zone: District-wide for all students not residing in the Neal attendance zone

    Sibling priority: NO

    Transportation: For those residing in the attendance zone, neighborhood transportation is provided. Outside the attendance zone, transportation is from base school and parents are responsible for transportation to the base school

    Competitive Athletics: The school has its own competitive sports teams all students who attend, regardless of base zone can participate

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    High Schools: 

    SSES

    Southern School of Energy and Sustainability 

    SSES consists of 4 small school programs: School of Biomedical Technology, School of Business Management and Sustainability, School of Technology and Engineering, and School of Architecture and Construction. These courses of study prepare students for post-secondary learning and/or immediate employment in relevant careers. Students can earn industry certifications in many fields including occupational safety, computer aided design, carpentry, construction, computer networking, and computer software. 

    Current Lottery Policies:

    Entry Grade: 9th 

    Attendance zone:Students residing in the SSES attendance zone do not have to enter the lottery

    Transportation: Neighborhood transportation is available for all student that reside in the SSES attendance zone. Students residing outside this zone are responsible for transportation to their base school and transportation is provided from there to SSES. 

    Competitive Athletics: The school has its own competitive sports teams all students who attend, regardless of base zone, can participate

    Contact for program questions: Antia Thomas (antia_thomas@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3968 x68509 

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    2024-2025 School Year and beyond


     Middle Schools: 

     Lowe's Grove

    Lowe’s Grove Middle School

    The STEM curriculum at Lowe’s Grove focuses on the infusion of multiple technology tools and experiences. Students have two potential strands of courses to choose from: Biotechnology and Agriculture or Business and Entrepreneurship. Instruction utilizes collaborative learning and community partnerships. 

    Current Lottery Policies:

    Entry Grade: 6th 

    Attendance zone: YES–students residing in the Lowe’s Grove attendance zone do not need to enter the lottery

    Lottery zone: District-wide for all students not residing in the Lowe’s Grove attendance zone

    Sibling priority: NO

    Transportation: For those residing in the attendance zone, neighborhood transportation is provided. Outside the attendance zone, transportation is from the base school and parents are responsible for transportation to the base school

    Competitive Athletics: The school has its own competitive sports teams. All students who attend, regardless of base zone, can participate

    Sign up for an in-person tour here

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    Neal

    Neal Middle School

    The STEM curriculum at Neal focuses on engineering and design. Students engage in coursework from the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum in Technology, Green Architecture, Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, and Medical Detectives. The curriculum focuses on problem-solving strategies and design thinking utilizing community partners such as Lenovo, Cisco, and Duke University. 

    Current Lottery Policies:

    Entry Grade: 6th 

    Attendance zone: YES–students residing in the Neal attendance zone do not need to enter the lottery

    Lottery zone: District-wide for all students not residing in the Neal attendance zone

    Sibling priority: NO

    Transportation: For those residing in the attendance zone, neighborhood transportation is provided. Outside the attendance zone, transportation is from base school and parents are responsible for transportation to the base school

    Competitive Athletics:: The school has its own competitive sports teams all students who attend, regardless of base zone can participate

    Sign up for an in-person tour here

    Regístrese para un recorrido en persona aquí


    High Schools: 

    SSES

    Southern School of Energy and Sustainability 

    SSES consists of 4 small school programs: School of Biomedical Technology, School of Business Management and Sustainability, School of Technology and Engineering, and School of Architecture and Construction. These courses of study prepare students for post-secondary learning and/or immediate employment in relevant careers. Students can earn industry certifications in many fields including occupational safety, computer aided design, carpentry, construction, computer networking, and computer software. 

    Current Lottery Policies:

    Entry Grade: 9th 

    Attendance zone:Students residing in the SSES attendance zone do not have to enter the lottery

    Transportation: Neighborhood transportation is available for all student that reside in the SSES attendance zone. Students residing outside this zone are responsible for transportation to their base school and transportation is provided from there to SSES. 

    Competitive Athletics: The school has its own competitive sports teams all students who attend, regardless of base zone, can participate

    Contact for program questions: Antia Thomas (antia_thomas@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3968 x68509 

    Sign up for an in-person tour here

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