(GDN) – The Fall 2022 application window for Wayne Early/Middle College High School, the Wayne School of Engineering, and the new Wayne School of Technical Arts will close Friday, March 18, at 5 PM.
Opening in Fall 2022, Wayne School of Technical Arts will offer students a STEM-themed education, with both technical course offerings and advanced placement courses. In addition to core curriculum classes, students will have the opportunity to earn the AP Capstone Diploma Endorsement and/or the opportunity to earn industry credentials in a technical arts field of study. The school will be located on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and will be open to both military connected and non-military connected students. Applications are currently being accepted for rising 6th grade, rising 9th grade, and rising 10th grade students.
“Many families are interested in the innovative schooling options, like Wayne Early/Middle College High School and Wayne School of Engineering, but unfortunately there are only so many seats available to students,” states Dr. David Lewis, WCPS superintendent. “We believe opening this school on Seymour Johnson AFB, with a 50/50 enrollment of military connected students and traditional Wayne County students, will create unique experiences for students that will allow them to be exposed to curriculum opportunities such as Minecraft coding, drone technology, CTE offerings, and other STEM related focuses.”
Wayne School of Technical Arts, which will be the first public school of its kind in North Carolina, will be one more option that will be available to current WCPS students and non-WCPS students, such as private school and homeschool students, who have an interest in interest in the unique culture and programming of this school.
Opened in 2006, Wayne Early/Middle College High School is an innovative school consisting of grades 9-13. Located on the campus of Wayne Community College, students have the opportunity to complete their North Carolina high school graduation requirements and a two-year Associate Degree or two years of college transfer courses in a 4-5 year period. Students do not pay for tuition or purchase college textbooks. Students are dually enrolled in high school and college courses. All high school courses are offered at the honors level. Applications are currently being accepted for rising 9th grade students.
Opened in 2007, Wayne School of Engineering is an innovative school consisting of grades 6-13. Students are provided an honors curriculum with an emphasis on collaboration. In conjunction with high school courses, students are provided the opportunity to obtain a two-year associate’s degree from Wayne Community College. Applications are currently being accepted for rising 6th grade students.