The Guilford County Schools has more than 40 choice schools, and 66 elementary, middle and high school programs. 

These options cater to a variety of student interests and career goals, including the performing arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and language immersion.

On Feb. 1, students and families will have an opportunity to learn more about what each program has to offer at the annual GCS School Choice Showcase. School representatives and current students will be at the event to answer questions and share more information about their programs. 

At a Board of Education meeting on Jan. 10, Superintendent Whitney Oakley said the showcase will help students prepare for the next year in more ways than one. 

“This is a really great opportunity to learn more about what makes schools unique, and narrow down lists of possibilities,” Oakley said. “Our youngest students will definitely want to check out the kindergarten experience area, complete with a school bus and a cafeteria line, so that they may practice and experience a school setting for the first time.”

The showcase will be held in person for the first time since 2020 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

The district’s school choice application window closes on Feb. 20.

Amy Diaz covers education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.

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