Atkins is the district's first dedicated magnet school, meaning that all students who attend Atkins will come to the school via magnet application.
Prospective parents are encouraged to schedule a school tour. Atkins is still accepting applications for next year.
Atkins Academic and
Students must fill out a magnet application to attend Atkins.
Each program has been developed in cooperation with business, industry and community leaders to represent the economic direction of our community. Members of the school's advisory committee include representatives from North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Idealliance, BellSouth Telecommunications, Cisco Systems Inc. and
For additional information, please contact one of the coordinators below:
Terry Howerton, Biotechnology Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monika Vasili, Scientific Visualization Coordinator – email@example.com (make sure this is redirected to Monika’s e-mail address)
Kevin Hamilton, Engineering Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
It will soon be time for parents to choose the high school their children will attend for 2013-2014. The magnet enrollment period begins on January 1 at midnight and ends on January 18 at 5:00 p.m. Picking the right high school is an important decision, and we believe there are a number of reasons why students who are academically gifted or accelerated should choose Atkins Academic and
The former three schools in the Atkins Complex (
We focus on gifted education at Atkins. A number of our teachers are either licensed in or pursuing license in gifted education.
Atkins offers Latin and Spanish at our school. For students considering careers in the fields of science, engineering, biotechnology, medicine, or law, Latin is an excellent choice. Also, statistics show a significant increase on SAT scores for students who have studied Latin.
Students may choose from a variety of school organizations if they wish to become involved in after-school activities. We encourage all of our students to become active in after-school activities. In fact, at the conclusion of the magnet enrollment period, we encourage rising ninth graders and older students who will be attending Atkins next year to come to Atkins and participate in our after-school organizations so that they may begin to feel a part of our school.
Most magnet students attending Atkins take advantage of the school district's magnet shuttle bus service. Students and parents are expected to sign the magnet contract to attend Atkins. Students should be aware of the board policy regarding magnet student expectations as well.
Many parents who live outside of the city limits of
Atkins was the first high school to adopt a Standard Mode of Dress. We believe this helps us place emphasis on a top tier education for all students.
We invite you to schedule a school tour of Atkins during the school day to see classes in session. Attend an information session and encourage your student to participate in the Amazing STEM Race. Magnet applications for the 2013-2014 school year will be available on-line on January 1, 2012.
Once you see for yourself, we believe you will want Atkins to be your child's high school.