An introduction by the Superintendent
The choices you make in high school will affect your life experiences and significantly impact your success in the world of work. During high school you have an opportunity to broaden your interests, learn more about yourself, and prepare for a career. You have the opportunity to enroll in our regular high schools or in one of five district-wide programs. Each of these programs have something special to offer.
High School Magnet School Options (The Magnet choice period runs thorough January each year. You need to do your homework early to take advantage of the open house opportunities at the magnet schools.)
Early College is a joint program of WS/FC Schools and Forsyth Technical Community College. Students have the opportunity to complete the requirements for both a N.C. high school diploma as well as earn college credits. Upon completion of four years at Early College, students can earn an Associates Degree in any program available from Forsyth Tech. Students take all courses at Forsyth Tech's main campus.
Simon G. Atkins Academic and Technology High School
As a magnet school, Atkins will draw students from throughout Forsyth county and provide students with expanded opportunities through three concentrations:
Biotechnology will develop biomedical and biotechnology skills. The areas of study include hospital support, research skills, and health-team relations
Computer Technology develops scientific visualization and computer engineering skills
Pre-Engineering develops advanced manufacturing and pre-engineering skills
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy
WSPA is a Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supported school. Partnered with Winston-Salem State University, WSPA delivers a small and personalized learning environment. The school serves 650 students, grade 6-12 offering a curriculum designed to prepare students to meet the admissions requirements for the college of their choice.
Parkland International Baccalaureate
Building on the IB program at Paisley Middle School, Parkland provides a world-class program. Students select courses from six curriculum areas to meet the rigorous requirements of this international standard Diploma Programme.
Forsyth Middle College and Early College
Forsyth Middle College is a program for Juniors and Senior high school students. Early College is for all four years of high school. Located on the campus of Forsyth Technical Community College, these programs provide an alternative academic setting for students to complete their high-school coursework and to earn college credit. NOTE: Early College requires that applicants take the College Placement Test. It is offered FREE at Forsyth Tech. You can call 734-7324 for more information.
Reynolds High School
Reynolds is the newest Magnet High School in our system. They have a Visual and Performing Arts theme. Reynolds offers students a greater opportunity for creativity, originality and critical thinking by integrating the arts into math, science, social studies and English Language arts. All students will be exposed to the arts through campus-wide, arts-related events and exhibits and two professional performances each year.
Career Technical Program at the Kennedy Campus
Starting in the fall of 2011 a new high school will be opening on the Kennedy Campus. Taking advantage of being co-located with the new Career Center, this new school will provide students with hands on integrated instruction, small class size, and an emphasis on Entrepreneurship.
This school will have 4 career academies: Creative Enterprises (arts concentration), Construction and Design (construction industry), Health Careers (health and pharmacy), and Prostart (restaurant management and the food industry).
The fall of 2011 will start with 9th and 10th graders.
PRIVATE Schools: Another Option
A private boy's prep school in Chattanooga, TN
McCallie has had several Hanes' students attend the school over the past few years.
The Guidance Office has a folder with materials for you to review. Applications are due by January 1st for financial aid consideration.
One additional thought:
When choosing classes for High School, don't overlook the one place you can earn a free ride though college. JROTC Scholarships pay for tuition, books, and fees and a monthly stipend at any college or university that offers ROTC. For example, Wake Forest University also includes free room and board for a total value of over $185 thousand dollars. Of course you would incur a four year military obligation, but not a bad tradeoff when you think of how many years you would have to work to pay off those school bills!