News and Accolades

In the News

It’s Time to Dispel Charter School Myths and Celebrate All Good Schools (Educationpost 1/30/2020)

Local middle school students spread  awareness on the dangers of single-use
plastic bags (Technician 1/22/2020)

MAT Students Participate in Design for Change Cohort (Watson Chronicle 5/04/2019)

George taylor lynching centennial article – Wake Forest Weekly, 7/19/2018)

Exploris’ new building could generate enough electricity to power 121 NC homes
(News & Observer, 5/4/2017)

Students ask Wake to name school after black family who fought for integration
(News & Observer, 4/16/2017)

Plans, renderings unveiled for 10-story downtown Raleigh building project – with Exploris School
(Triangle Business Journal, 3/1/2017)

Exploris School proposes 10-story building near Duke Energy center in Raleigh
(News & Observer, 12/23/2016)

The Exploris School is one seven schools in Raleigh and northern Wake to receive an A+ grade
(News & Observer, 9/1/2016)

The Exploris School: Engaging minds with project-based learning
(EducationNC, 9/22/2015)

Success Through Community-led Learning
(NCSU Philanthropy Journal, 05/04/2015)

Exploris students learn on the move with The Walking Classroom
(News & Observer, 04/22/15)

The City and Transportation as Classroom: Exploris School
(Advocates for Health in Action, 03/17/2015)

How Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Durham schools stacked up in state report cards
(Daily Tar Heel, 02/15/15)

Raleigh charter school snags top NC honors for STEM education
(WRAL, 11/21/14)

An Education of the Heart: The Glenwood Towers Senior Center Prom
(The New York Times – Parenting Blog, 06/27/14)

Raleigh middle school students safe in Osaka after flight diverted
(News & Observer, 3/11/11)

When in the Course of 7th Grade…
(News & Observer, 3/1/2011)

Youth Award Winner – Exploris
(, 1/4/2011)

Former VP Gore hosts TWC’s Global Online Town Hall
(, 11/17/2010)

Exploris class goads Wolfpack over poor diet
(News & Observer, 11/11/2010)

Exploris Middle Schoolers Run For Water in Haiti
(, 6/9/2010)

Exploris pupils lobby for a park
(News & Observer, 4/7/2010)

Runners’ goal is clean water
(News & Observer, 10/8/2008)

Eighth-graders dig into wetlands
(News & Observer, 5/19/2008)

Exploris Middle School Walnut Creek Field Guide Project
(City of Raleigh Website, 5/7/2008)

Walnut Creek: A Guide to Exploring Urban Wetlands
(, 2008)

The Walnut Creek Oral History Project
(Plants and Soils of Walnut Wetlands Website, 2006)

Kids plan for future
(News & Observer, 1/30/2005)

Exchange programs between Shinonome Junior High School and Exploris Middle School
(Hiroshima University Global Partnership School Center, 2005)

Awards and Accolades

2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School