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WHES Wins Merit Award

WHES Wins Merit Award 01/23/2020


msa Congratulations to Weddington Hills Elementary on being named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. This is the 4th consecutive year Weddington Hills has earned this distinction.  


The school was judged and scored on its demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create a strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme. As an IB World School, Weddington Hills Elementary uses an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Students are offered additional language study, dual language immersion classes in Spanish, and are encouraged to take action through service to others. 



The school representatives will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Nevada in April. To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit