This week, Wayne County Public Schools launched its 2023-2024 lottery application period for its three innovative schools. The lottery is open for current fifth grade students interested in attending Wayne School of Engineering and Wayne School of Technical Arts beginning next fall. It is also open for current eighth grade students interested in attending Wayne Early/Middle College High School and Wayne School of Technical Arts beginning next fall.
The lottery application deadline is Friday, March 10, at 5 PM. Interested students and families can learn more about the lottery and access important links and downloadable materials at www.waynecountyschools.org/lottery.aspx. There are also a number of ways they can learn more about each school.
School Websites & Social Media: Information about each school, as well as how to connect to their school websites, is available at www.waynecountyschools.org/InnovativeHighSchools.aspx. Students and families can also access information being communicated by each school via social media by going to @WayneEMCHS (Twitter), @WayneSchoolTA (Twitter) and @WSETitans (Facebook)
Information Nights: Wayne Early/Middle College High School (WEMCHS) and Wayne School of Technical Arts (WSTA) plan to hold information nights for interested students and families. The schedules are as follows.
January 24 and February 13: WEMCHS will hold information nights for parents and eighth grade students at 6 PM in the Moffat Auditorium at Wayne Community College.
January 31: WSTA will hold an information night for parents and fifth grade and eighth grade students at 6 PM at Meadow Lane Elementary in the cafeteria.
WSE Individual Tours: Wayne School of Engineering will offer individual tours or provide information for interested parents and rising 6th grade students. They simply need to contact the school at 919-734-0070.
School Background information
Wayne Early/Middle College High School: Opened in 2006, WEMCHS is an innovative school consisting of grades 6-13. 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.
Wayne School of Engineering: Opened in 2007, WSE 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.
Wayne School of Technical Arts: Opened in Fall 2022, with grades 6, 9, and 10, WSTA offers students a STEM-themed education, with both technical course offerings and advanced placement courses. In 2023, grades 7 and 11 will be added, with the school being fully populated in 2024. 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 is located on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and will be open to both military connected and non-military connected students.