TRIANGLE NC

VOL16 ISS1 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 62 education VISIT TODAY! DISCOVER ONE OF THE REASONS GREATER RALEIGH IS SUCH A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY: WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE 919-866-5000 discover.waketech.edu QUALITY fully-accredited, frst-rate faculty, state-of-the-art facilities OPTIONS university transfer, professional credentials, workforce training CONVENIENCE nine locations across Wake County and NC's largest ONLINE COLLEGE your potential and all that you can achieve. More than 90 percent of WCPSS's graduating seniors intend to pursue a higher education either at a four-year college or in a two-year program. Wake County incorporates traditional schools with year round schools, magnet schools, charter schools, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Math) schools. Magnet schools in the Wake County Public School System are serving as national examples for high standards. Recently, Magnet Schools of America awarded 27 WCPSS schools with national awards. Brooks, Combs, Conn, Douglas, Farmington, Hunter, Underwood, Wendell and Wiley schools were named Magnet Schools of Excellence and 18 were named Schools of Distinction by the organization. Durham County Public Schools, the eighth largest school system in the state, is an innovative school system that serves more than 33,000 students across 54 schools. DCPS consists of 30 elementary schools (K- 5), 9 middle schools (6-8), 2 secondary schools (6-12), 11 high schools (9-12), and 2 specialty schools. DCPS students achieved a graduation rate of 79.6 percent which has risen for the last six years. DCPS students go on to succeed in all walks of life, from community colleges, to universities, to the armed forces or straight into the workforce. Orange County Public Schools (OCSP) serves students across Orange County, while Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools serves students in the immediate Chapel Hill area. The Orange County School district is comprised of 13 schools: seven elementary (including one year-round school), three middle schools, and three high schools. OCSP makes its home in the county seat of Hillsborough, NC. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) district operates three high schools, four middle schools, 11 elementary schools, a school for young people being treated at UNC Hospital and an alternative high school. These schools serve more than 12,000 students. CHCCS is consistently ranked at or near the top of school districts in North Carolina in many academic measures including test performance, graduation rates and SAT/ACT scores. There are also many great independent schools in the Triangle for those families interested in specialized education in a formal setting. Independent schools also ofer the ability to customize your child's education based on a specifc philosophy that refects your personal beliefs and preferences. For families in search of plentiful, quality educational opportunities, your decision to relocate to the Triangle region could not have been better. []

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