R.N. Harris Integrated Arts & Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary

Integrated Arts/Core Knowledge

1520 Cooper Street
Durham, NC 27703

The Core Knowledge curriculum is a nationally recognized instructional program that follows a thoroughly defined series of interesting and challenging topics designed to produce culturally literate students. Integrating the arts further strengthens learning and brings the curriculum to life. It features comprehensive cultural units, Suzuki violin instruction and A+ Schools and Multiple Intelligences programs. Additional enrichment is provided through performances, museums, art galleries, theaters, special university programs and master classes throughout the year.

Features of the magnet school include:

  • Official Core Knowledge School where content is sequenced by grade level and ensures that all students obtain a well rounded foundational education
  • A+ Model School with all staff trained in Arts Integration
  • Specialized arts classes offered such as: Suzuki Violin, F.L.I.G.H.T Dance Troupe, Chorus, Art walk Gallery-display of student work from grades K-5, and 21st century classrooms

Lottery Priorities

Sibling Attending, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for R. N. Harris 5th grade applicants applying to Shepard IB Middle.

*Applicants must submit an application and rank their priority school as their first choice to be considered for any priority through the lottery process.

*Please note that there is no guarantee of assignment for either sibling priorities, or link priority, as seats must be available at the grade level(s) requested.

Please see FAQs for priority definitions and explanations.


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