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Welcome to the School Choice website.
Welcome to the School Choice website.
The open enrollment period for our elementary school programs is March 20 - April 6, 2017. Please be sure to join us for Elementary Magnet School Fair on March 20, 2017. Details are above.

If you can't join us for the fair, but would still like to enroll in one of these programs, you may visit the school you are interested in during the open enrollment period and complete the registration process. No enrollment requests will be accepted after April 6th.

Frequently Asked Questions

8 months ago

Why has Granville County Public Schools started implementing magnet programs?
Quite simply, to give our families more options.  All of our schools offer great educational opportunities.  But, if there is a particular opportunity a student would like to experience at a school that is not in their attendance zone, we would like to give them that experience.  We feel this will increase student engagement, and will ultimately lead to higher achievement.
Which schools have school have magnet programs?
The following schools/programs are available district-wide:
Butner-Stem Elementary (Engineering)
Creedmoor Elementary (Arts)
Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary (Engineering)
Stovall-Shaw Elementary (Healthy Living & Learning)
Wilton Elementary (Leadership)
J.F. Webb High School (Advance 21)
Granville Central High School (STEM)
Granville Early College High School
Granville Online
The following school is available only to students who live in the attendance zone of the school:   J.F. Webb High School of Health & Life Sciences
Do you have to have certain grades/marks to participate in these programs?
No.  All students living in Granville County are eligible for these programs.
Do all students enrolled in a magnet school/program participate?
Yes.  These programs are designed for everyone that is enrolled.
If I live in the attendance zone of a magnet school/program, do I need to do anything to participate?
No.  Since you already live in the school's attendance zone, you will automatically participate in that school's program unless you choose to enroll in another magnet school/program.
Is bus transportation offered for these schools/programs if I don't live in their attendance zone?

Yes.  In most cases, a shuttle bus service is provided. 

Do these schools teach the state curriculum?
Yes.  All of these schools teach the Common Core Standards as well as the North Carolina Essential Standards.
How are students selected for these schools/programs?
Granville Early College High School accepts students through an application and random lottery process.  Students not selected through the lottery are put on a waiting list.  All of the other Granville County Public schools have an open enrollment period in which students and parents can sign up for the school/program they are interested in.
If I transfer to one of these schools, how long am I committed to staying? 
One school year.
What are my options at the end of the school year?
Your options are to:
  • Commit to another year at your choice school/program.
  • Return to the school in your attendance zone.
  • Transfer to another choice school/program (provided the choice school/program has space).
What if there is more interest in a particular school than there is available space?
If this occurs,  students wanting to transfer to the school will be selected by random lottery.
If I enroll my student in an elementary program outside of my attendance zone, will my student be allowed to attend the middle school in that elementary school's feeder pattern?

Yes.  Students will be allowed to attend the middle school in the feeder pattern of the elementary choice school they attend.  However, a transfer request must be made when the student completes the final grade level at the elementary choice school.
Stovall-Shaw Elementary School of Healthy Living and Learning
Stovall-Shaw Elementary School of Healthy Living and Learning
Stovall-Shaw Elementary will become our School of Healthy Living and Learning, and has developed partnerships with Granville Health Systems, Granville County Health Department, and Mark Bostic, DDS. The school will use the CATCH curriculum, which focuses on physical education, nutrition services, classroom education, family education, and activity breaks throughout the day. It teaches children to be healthy for a lifetime.

STEM Programs at Joe Toler-Oak Hill & Butner-Stem Elementary

12 months ago

Joe Toler-Oak Hill and Butner-Stem Elementary are home to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, and use the "Engineering is Elementary" curriculum. Joe Toler-Oak Hill implemented the program in 2013.  Butner-Stem implemented the program in 2014.

Engineering is Elementary, or EiE for short, was developed by the Boston Museum of Science. It is a rigorously researched, classroom-tested curriculum that increases students’ interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE is designed to encourage all children to envision themselves as potential engineers. 

EiE engages students in hands-on, project-based lessons. Each lesson encourages students to read, write, think, and design like an engineer by using the Engineering Design Process. For more information on the EiE curriculum, please visit their website at

Creedmoor Elementary School of the Arts

12 months ago

Creedmoor Elementary is our School of the Arts, which uses the A+ curriculum designed by the North Carolina Arts Council. This is a design model that views the arts as fundamental to teaching and learning in all subjects. The school will combine interdisciplinary teaching and daily arts instruction,offering children opportunities to develop creative, innovative ways of thinking, learning and showing what they know. At Creedmoor Elementary, teaching the curriculum will involve a collaborative, many-disciplined approach, with the arts continuously woven into every aspect of a child’s learning.


            Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their artistic experiences through various clubs and after-school activities. Some examples of the potential experiences include:


·     Singing                                    

·     Piano

·     Drama

·     Dance

·     Painting

·     Clay Sculpture

·     Photography

·     Graphic Design


“I am very excited to see Granville County opening up our school's doors to the entire elementary aged population to come and experience various creative ways of learning.  Allowing parents and students to make the choice of coming to a School of the Arts signifies people’s awareness of the importance of the Arts Education. I am very excited to become and be a member of a school that collaboratively works together in making this exciting transition happen" – Leslie Nunnery, Art Teacher at Creedmoor Elementary

Wilton Elementary School of Leadership

12 months ago

In 1989, Stephen Covey published “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. This book was originally intended for a business audience,but quickly became a best-seller. In 1999, a principal in Raleigh, NC, Muriel Summers, asked Dr. Covey if he thought the habits could be taught to young children. He replied, “Why not? Let me know how it goes.” Muriel’s school, AB Combs Elementary, began teaching the 7 Habits to students. Their reasoning?


What would be possible if your school was filled with students who were responsible, who showed initiative,who were creative, who knew how to set goals and meet them, who got along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and who could resolve conflicts and solve problems?


AB Combs went from nearly being shut down to being named the nation’s top magnet program in 2006.  Like the teachers at AB Combs, Wilton believes that school is about much more than improving test scores. We believe leadership is communicating a person’s worth or potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves. Our students have big dreams; our goal is to equip them with the academic and 21st Century Skills needed to reach them.


Our focus on leadership development doesn’t mean Wilton is looking to create the next generation of CEOs. We believe all children have a chance to be a leader of themselves and in their school and community. By developing leadership skills in our students, Wilton staff and families will give students the skills necessary for success today and tomorrow. 

Wilton’s program will focus on three main components:


- The 7 Habits of Happy Kids


- Data Notebooks empower students to set goals,track their progress and growth, and take leadership of their own learning. Wilton students will use Data Notebooks to reflect on their progress and celebrate their accomplishments during Student-Led Conferences.


- Teachers will use the Rigor and Relevance Framework to plan instruction that allows students to move from simply acquiring knowledge to applying it by solving real-world problems.

Granville central High School STEM Program

12 months ago

Granville Central High School will offer a STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) magnet program starting in the 2015-2016 school year. The program will use the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering curriculum.

 In PLTW Engineering, students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and use the same industry-leading technology and software as are used in the world’s top companies. Students are immersed in design as they investigate topics such as sustainability, mechatronics, forces, structures, aerodynamics, digital electronics and circuit design, manufacturing, and the environment, which gives them an opportunity to learn about different engineering disciplines before beginning post-secondary education or careers. For more information on the curriculum, please visit 

             Bus transportation for students outside the Granville Central attendance zone will be provided to students in the form of shuttle buses to and from the J.F. Webb and South Granville High School campuses.


Elementary Shuttle Bus Plan
A shuttle bus service is offered to the parents of the students who do not live in the attendance zone of the Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary, Stovall-Shaw Elementary, and Wilton Elementary magnet schools.

Below is the shuttle bus plan:

Joe Toler-Oak Hill and Stovall-Shaw
Shuttle buses leave West Oxford Elementary and take students to these schools. Students are returned to West Oxford in the afternoon.

The Wilton Elementary Shuttle bus will leave Mt. Energy Elementary and take students to Wilton Elementary school. Students are returned to Mt. Energy in the afternoon.

Parents must provide transportation to the shuttle buses each morning. They must also arrange to pick up their children in the afternoon, or they can enroll in the after school program at West Oxford and Mt. Energy.
JF Webb HS of Health & Life Sciences
JFWHLS is a small high school on the J.F. Webb campus. This school is designed to give students experiences in health-related fields while preparing them for a future after high school. Students will have the opportunity to take courses in areas such as pharmacology, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences, and sports medicine. This school is available to students in the J.F. Webb attendance zone.

Advance 21

9 months ago

J.F. Webb High School is proud and excited to present to the community a brand new program to push students to the top of global competition for high paying careers in technology.  Advance 21 will give students the opportunity to design video games, build computing devices, learn network skills, and even experience internships in the area's strongest industries.  This program has been made available to all rising 9th graders in Granville County Schools.  Students participating in the Advance 21 program must provide their own transportation unless they live in the J. F. Webb attendance district.  For more information, please contact the administration at J.F. Webb High School at 919-693-2521.

MISSION: To provide students with high-quality interdisciplinary learning experiences that challenge them academically by developing their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills needed for digital careers.

VISION: As described in the overall mission of the Advance21, the purpose of education is to prepare students to be productive and successful members of a global society. Advance21 believes that technology is a valuable resource to enhance learning, stimulate the academic environment and aide in developing challenging curriculum that is student‐centered and focused on inquiry, interdisciplinary, and project‐based learning. Integrating technology into the curriculum and its delivery aligns practices and methods with industry standards and builds a strong foundation of essential career skills necessary for today’s economy. By building strong local partnerships with businesses and higher education, Advance21 encourages and prepares students for success in college and professional careers in fields such as business, engineering, and technology.

Advance 21 brochure available HERE

Advance 21 Video

Granville Early College High School
Granville Early College High School
Granville Early College High School is a partnership between Granville County Public Schools and Vance Granville Community College. It is located adjacent to the South Campus in Creedmoor. GECHS focuses on students that are the first in their families to attend college. Over a five year course of study, students have the opportunity to complete their high school diploma and an Associates of Arts/Science degree to transfer to a 4-year college or university. All of this at no cost to the family.
Student selection is completed through an application and lottery process. Any student in 8th grade that resides in Granville County with their parents/legal guardian is eligible to apply.