The magnet school open enrollment period is almost here so now is the time to research if a magnet school is right for your children. Here in Guilford County, NC the school district that serves Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Summerfield and all other towns and areas within Guilford County, there are 17 magnet or choice elementary schools.
What is offered? Guilford County is one of the few school districts in the nation that offers public Montessori schools. And we have not one but three Montessori schools! Erwin, Washington and Triangle Lake schools have curriculums that center around the internationally-acclaimed Montessori program. This program emphasizes active, hands-on learning and smaller class sizes. Do you have a child that is always asking about the stars, why leaves are green and change color or loves to dissect the family computer? Guilford County has two Science and Technology schools that could be the ticket. Or perhaps they would like to explore our two Global Studies schools, which offer an extended school year and international emphasis. Does your child have an interest in foreign languages? Then perhaps one of our two Spanish Immersion schools might be a good fit.
For complete information about the Guilford County Magnet and Choice School Program, please visit the Guilford County website. There you can learn more about the different schools and find the schedule of open houses so you can visit the schools. But don't delay! Open enrollment is just one month each year and this year it will be held from February 13-March 12.