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Information Session F.A.Q.

  1. What to do if a parent asks you a question you don’t know the answer to….

    1. Ask them to send their question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  This contact information is on the PowerPoint slide that will be shared in the information session and will also be uploaded on our school website.  Also, refer parents to our F.A.Q. page on our website.

  2. When is the first day of school?

    1. Tuesday, August 22nd

  3. What are the school hours?

    1. Currently our school hours are 8:00 AM-2:29 PM. However, we offer remediation between the times of 2:32 PM -3:17 PM for students that qualify.  We also offer enrichment opportunities between 2:32 PM- 3:17 PM for our 4th-8th grade students.

  4. Do you follow Wake County school calendar?

    1. No, we start earlier than Wake County and our teacher work days and early release days are not all the same.  We do have the same Thanksgiving, winter and spring break as Wake County.  We also end on the same day as Wake County (June 8th).

  5. What is a charter school?

    1. Charter schools are public schools that are approved by the state and run by a nonprofit board. It’s open enrolment for all NC residents and if there are more applications than available spots, then we would have a lottery. Charter schools are tuition free. They are accountable to the state for student academic performances as well as finance of the school.

  6. What makes us a math and science school?

    1. Our curriculum has an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The science curriculum we use is hands-on and inquiry based.  We also have incorporated a STEM curriculum and are working towards becoming a STEM recognized school.  We have several extra-curriculum activities for students to participate in that have a math and science focus.  We have annual science fairs and stem expos that students participate in.  We also offer a variety of options for our advanced learners (middle school students receiving high school credits for Math I, II, and III and in Biology, Physical Science, Earth and Environmental Science).

  7. Does the school provide transportation?

    1. Students can apply for a spot on one of our buses.  There is a fee associated with our buses.  We currently have 4 buses, but will add more if there is a demand.  Buses pick-up and drop-off students at identified stops.  Once students have been accepted to our school, more information will be sent out regarding buses.

  8. Will the school serve lunch?

    1. Students have the option of bringing their lunch or ordering through our caterer.  Once students have been accepted to our school, more information will b 

  1. What is the Tiger T.A.I.L.S. program at your school?

    1. The acronym stands for Time for Activities that Inspire Learning and Success. Tiger Tails is worked into each student’s daily schedule for activities in math, science, reading, technology, and foreign language. It will allow staff members to meet individual student needs in grades 4-8. These classes will stimulate and encourage students, while at the same time provide opportunities to improve their academic skills.

    2. Required tutoring is offered to our students free of charge.  Our after school clubs are paid.

  2. Do you have after school care for students?

    1. Yes, currently Brilliant Minds is our after school care provider.  They are here from 3:00-6:00 PM.

  3. What grade levels are you accepting for the 2017-2018 school year?

    1. K-11th grade, we will be adding a grade level each year until we reach 12th grade.

  4. Will you be expanding the number of homerooms per grade level?

    1. Possibly, this depends physical building space.

  5. If a students is accepted into our school, will their sibling get any preferences?

    1. Siblings have priority. If one child receives an invitation to enroll, then the siblings will move up on the waiting list for their grade.

  6. Will this site be the school's permanent location?

    1. For the 2017-2018 school year we are currently working on separating some of our grade levels.  It has not been determined which age group will leave this building.   If students are moved to a different location it will be in very close proximity to this facility.     

  7. Can we schedule a private school tour?

    1. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate private tours for families.

  8. Will there be another time for us to come visit the school if we are accepted?

    1. Yes, closer to the beginning of the school year we will host a Parent Orientation night.  The purpose for parent orientation is to allow students and parents time to become familiar with our school procedures and to meet their teachers. A separate curriculum night is also held at the beginning of the school year to go over in detail the curriculum that will be covered that year.

  9. What is the enrollment process?

    1. Detailed instructions for how to enroll your child can be located on our school website under the “admissions” tab.  Parents should fill out our online application by March 28th, 2017.  If the number of applications exceeds the amount of openings in any grade level then the school will hold a lottery at 10:00 AM on March 31st, 2017. Parents may come to the school on the day of the lottery or wait for results to be posted online on April 3rd, 2017.

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