Non-Traditional Schools

Wayne County Public Schools is proud to have two non-traditional high schools to which students may apply. The Wayne Early/Middle College High School (WEMCHS) and the Wayne School of Engineering (WSE) accept applications for incoming freshmen during the February/March timeframe each year*. Visit each school's website for more information.
 
*Interested military families who are PCSing in over the summer should contact the school regarding possible admission. WCPS understands the military family's mobility and attempts to make transition as smooth as possible.
 

Quick facts about WEMCHS

  • Opened in Fall 2006.
  • Designated as a North Carolina School of Excellence for the 2007-2008 School Year. 
  • Students are assigned their own laptop to take home through the 1:1 Laptop Initiative.
  • Students take both high school and college level courses on the Wayne Community College Campus.
  • Incoming Freshmen will graduate with a two-year associate’s degree or complete a college transfer program which will allow them to transfer as a junior to a four-year university.
  • In May 2009, WEMCHS will have its first two students graduate with a high school diploma and a two-year college degree.
  • WEMCHS is part of the North Carolina “New Schools Project” funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 Quick facts about WSE

  • Opened in Fall 2007.
  • Recently selected by the North Carolina New Schools Project - as one of four schools in North Carolina - to be a national “Learning Lab.”
  • WSE is a “STEM” school that offers an innovative curriculum that is integrated with science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Partnered with the Boston Museum of Science, Wayne Community College, and East Carolina University.
  • Freshmen students will study engineering, robotics, solid modeling, and biomechanics, as well as take other specialized courses.
  • Students have the opportunity to graduate with a two-year associate’s degree or complete a college transfer program which will allow them to transfer as a junior to a four-year university.
  • Initially started through a grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Since there is a limited number of seats available at both schools, parents wanting to enroll their child are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Parents who would like more information about the high schools or how to enroll a student may contact:
 
WEMCHS Principal Lee Johnson   -   919.739.7070
WSE Principal Gary Hales   -   919.734.0070

 

 

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