Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Magnet School News 
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is proud to offer 19 magnet schools in grades K-12.
Each magnet school offers a challenging curriculum and the support that students need to expand their horizons. Students have the opportunity to continue in a magnet program from kindergarten through grade 12.

Please join us in congratulating
Atkins Academic & Technology High School
RJ Reynolds "Arts for Academics" Magnet High School
on their
Magnet Schools of America Merit Awards!

I am pleased to announce the results for our 2014 Merit Awards competition, as well as provide you with information concerning our National Standards for Magnet Schools. We had yet another record-breaking year, with over 300 applications received! The application criteria placed a greater emphasis on diversity, school-wide instructional approach, and academic excellence and equity. MSA is committed to accentuating excellence by continuing to focus attention on what matters most in magnet schools. As a result of a more rigorous selection and scoring process, a smaller percentage of schools qualified for "Excellence" and "Distinguished" categories.
This year, Atkins Academic & Technology High School has been named a School of Excellence. Congratulations!
This year, RJ Reynolds "Arts for Academics" Magnet High School has been named a School of Distinction. Congratulations!
In the coming weeks, you will be receiving an email from us requesting specific information to ensure the plaque we are providing is correct. We will also be providing banner request forms that will allow your school to receive a banner and a special electronic website seal for $275. Merit banners and plaques will be available for pick up at the national conference. Schools that do not wish to pick them up may have them shipped for an additional charge. The Magnet Schools of America logo or seal may not be used without expressed written permission to do so. Merit feedback forms will be emailed to you by May 30.
MSA will also be announcing theNational Standards for Magnet Schools at the 2014 National Conference on Magnet Schools in Hartford, CT. This post-conference training will provide time for districts and schools to learn about the National Standards and begin laying the foundation to certify their schools using our national certification process, which will be unveiled in 2015 at the national conference.All schools must meet the certification standards before applying for national awards in 2016. This process will also allow MSA to identifynational demonstration schools that will serve as national beacons for like-themed schools.
Congratulations. We're please to award your school with this terrific honor and we look forward to seeing you in Hartford!
Best regards,
Scott Thomas



Atkins' Principal Joe Childers wins statewide Outstanding Administrator Award
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Hanes Magnet Middle School wins the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Merit Award at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in Tulsa, OKMay 7, 2013. The Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, considered the highest award for magnet schools in the nation, is give to only one school in the Magnet School for Excellence category.  Hanes Magnet Middle School was named a 2013 School of Excellence in February 2013.
Parkland Magnet High School is the 2013 North Carolina Winner of the ACT College and Career Transition Award, and the 2013 National Runner-up for the award.
Diggs-Latham Elementary and R.J. Reynolds High Schools, arts magnet schools, win Kennedy Center Awards.  NOVEMBER 13, 2013 - Diggs-Latham Elementary School and Reynolds High School are two of five schools in North Carolina receiving a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts School of Excellence in Arts Education Award.

Wiley Middle School is our newest magnet school

NOVEMBER 13, 2013 – Wiley Middle School will become a magnet school starting in the 2014-15 school year. Students will be able to apply to Wiley beginning in January. The Board of Education unanimously approved magnet status for Wiley at its meeting last night. Wiley will use its STEAM theme, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The school piloted the STEAM curriculum with its sixth grade in 2012-13 and learned last week that students exceeded its academic growth goals.
Check out our award-winning Magnet Schools

  • Ashley IB Magnet Elementary School
    Tours may also be scheduled by calling the office at 336-727-2343. 
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  • Atkins Academic & Technology High School
    Join us to find out more about STEM education opportunities at Atkins. 
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  • Brunson Elementary School -- Recruitment Night
    Call the school to schedule tours of our STEM program.
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  • Diggs-Latham Elementary School
    Ars and Global Studies.  Tours may also be scheduled by calling the office at 336-703-4102
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  • The Downtown School
    Our tour schedule is by appointment only -- Please call 703-4125 to schedule.
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  • Early College of Forsyth
    Are you ready for College?  For more information, please call (336) 757-3290.
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  • Forsyth Middle College
    Open House for Spring 2014
    Synder Hall at Forsyth Tech, Main Campus  
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  • Hanes Magnet Middle School
    Come STEM with us! 
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  • John F. Kennedy High School
    ProStart, Health Science, Construction & Design, Creative Enterprises Academies
    Personal tours are available, by appointment.  Contact Nancy Harris at (336) 703-4143 or
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  • Konnoak Elementary School
    School of Technology and International Studies. 
    For more information or to schedule a tour, call 703-4163..
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  • Mineral Springs Elementary School
    Renzulli Academy of Arts and Technology
    For more information or to schedule a tour, call (336) 703-6788.
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  • Mineral Springs Middle School
    Come visit us and gather information about our Magnet program.
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  • Moore Magnet Elementary School
    Call (336) 727-2860 for more information or to sign-up for a tour.
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  • Paisley IB Magnet School
    Recruitment Events
    Opportunities for parents and students to visit and tour our campus are offered through Student Services. 
    Please call (336) 703-4169 to arrange a tour.
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  • Philo-Hill Magnet Academy

    Philo-Hill Magnet Academy: Mandarin Chinese Language, International Business & Technology, and Multicultural Arts

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  • R.J. Reynolds High School:
    Arts for Academics
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  • Wiley Middle School
         STEAM Magnet Middle School.  Call for727-2502 for more information.
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  • Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy
    Thurgood Marshall College Fund 
    College Prep Cafe
    For more information or to schedule a tour, contact (336) 703-6732. 
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