919.844.0277
9324 Baileywick Road, Raleigh NC 27615

General Information

General Information

School Calendar and Hours
Magellan follows a traditional calendar (with slight modifications) with an 8:00 a.m. start time and a 2:35 p.m. end time. You can find a link to our current calendar on our home page. Students can enter the building between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m., and can be picked up from school between 2:35 and 3:00 p.m.

Transportation
Parents provide transportation to and from school. MaP, our parent/teacher partnership organization, helps parents coordinate carpool planning at the beginning of the school year by collecting and distributing information about families interested in sharing rides. Volunteers also help during afternoon carpool to keep student pick-up moving quickly.

Lunch
Students eat lunch in their classrooms or at outside picnic tables under the supervision of parent volunteers. Meals may be packed from home or purchased (optional) several times a week at school from local vendors. To learn more about pre-ordering lunches, click here for OrgsOnline information.

Handbook
The current school year handbook can be accessed here . It includes the Student Code of Conduct and the Honor Code, both of which need to be reviewed and accepted by students each year. It also includes information about Magellan’s Grievance Policies and Procedures, our Non-Discrimination Statement, and the information about vaccinations required by North Carolina state law to be provided to parents of our students.

Magellan takes seriously all complaints of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), and bullying. Students, parents, and employees are encouraged to submit any complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, or sex through the procedure established in the handbook. (Click to read more)

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Magellan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator:
Name: Mary Griffin, The Magellan Charter School
Address: 9324 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919-844-0277 (Office)
919-215-7946 (Mobile)
919-844-3882 (Fax)

Section 504 Coordinator:
Name: Mary Griffin, The Magellan Charter School
Address: 9324 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919-844-0277 (Office)
919-215-7946 (Mobile)
919-844-3882 (Fax)

Health Information
The Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Public Instruction require us to provide the following information to all families.

 

Magellan Charter School’s History
Two years after the North Carolina State Legislature passed the 1996 Charter School legislation allowing for the creation and establishment of independent public schools, Wake County teachers Marybeth Childers and George Coccarelli filed an application for what would become Magellan Charter School.

Believing that children in grades four through eight would benefit from a small, personal, and hands-on environment, they acted to create a school that could provide continuity during this time of rapid growth and development. This, they asserted, would help students maintain their focus on academics – the first priority for Magellan.

In March of 1997, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved Magellan’s charter. For the next six months the Magellan Board of Directors and a multitude of dedicated parents worked diligently to open the school. On August 25, 1997, Magellan became a reality and opened its doors to 294 new students.

Eventually, the charter was expanded to include third grade. And today, Magellan is home to a few more than 400 students served by a team of approximately 30 teachers.