Wake County Public Schools
With more than 161,900 students, Wake County is home to the largest public school system in North Carolina and 14th largest in the nation. Even more importantly, it’s one of the state’s top performers. With a robust budget, the district is able to provide a broad range of educational opportunities and support services. The district recently received a $14.1M federal grant to expand services at four magnet schools.
A unique feature of the school district is that in addition to schools with a traditional calendar, there are also select schools offering a year-round program where instead of taking a long break for the summer, students take a 3-week break after each quarter. Talk about flexibility!