Via: WRAL.Com

The application process begins Monday for parents who want their children to attend magnet schools, early college and leadership academies in Wake County.

There are 39 magnet schools in Wake County that offer 17 different themes. These programs place an emphasis on science, math, leadership and foreign languages.

But the competition to enroll is stiff – less than 50 percent of those who apply are actually assigned to a magnet schools.

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