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The School for Creative Studies (Grades 6-12)



The School for Creative Studies is a small school established for grades 6-12 that operates on a year-round calendar. The school and classroom environments are collaborative in nature and designed to prepare students for a thriving creative economy.

Features of the magnet school include:

  • Innovative classroom instruction that encourages the development of creativity and
  • collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Program of study features a variety of options for students to customize their creative education. Coursework selections may include media and broadcasting, film making, documentary studies, writing and journalism, architecture, interior, or landscape design, graphic design and marketing, and other creative areas for which there is demand in the job market
  • Regular student interaction with creative and design experts from the community (Duke Center for Documentary Studies and local architects, for example) incorporated into the instructional program through visit, internships, classroom presentations and
    artists-in-resident programs

Lottery Preferences

Link Preference from 6th grade applicants of Holt and Easley, sibling applying preference

2013-2014 Applications open to rising 6th, 7th and 9th graders district wide


District wide


School Profile

School website