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The Cobb County School District recognizes that students who demonstrate exceptional potential in a specific area may benefit from a specialized program. Cobb’s magnet programs allow students to pursue their interests, develop their talents, and extend their competencies beyond the usual scope of high school. During fall semester, eighth grade students at each district middle school are provided information about all magnet programs. Due to limited space at each program, students are selected through a highly-competitive, rigorous application process. Applications to academic magnets are due in early December. Performing arts candidates participate in an application/audition process during spring semester. The district provides arterial transportation for students attending magnet programs. Interested students and parents should go online or contact program coordinators for more information.

2013-14 Middle School Presentation


Click here for the Online Application


Click here for 2014-15 Important Magnet School Dates


Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program provides an internationally recognized, challenging curriculum, resulting in broad and deep preparation for university studies. Classroom study in the core areas is extended by critical examination of theories of knowledge, participation in community service, and completion of an original research project. In addition to the high school diploma, students are awarded an IB diploma after successfully completing international exams in the six subject areas.

Contact: Dan Penick, Coordinator, 5265 Ward Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Phone: 678.842.6856

Open House: Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7:00 PM, Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School


Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, a national model, features a broad-based, accelerated curriculum. Post-AP opportunities are found in mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, which include extensive laboratory experiences. Also offered is a full array of engineering technology courses. Students complete a senior research project and field experience with a local professional practice, industry, or institution of higher learning.

Contact: Dr. Mimi Dyer, Director, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA., 30152. Phone: 678-331-3954

Open House: Monday, October 14, 2013, at 6:30 PM, Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater


North Cobb School for International Studies has as its primary goal to provide an advanced educational experience for students emphasizing the development of global perspectives on politics, culture and science. Additionally, students in the School for International Studies will acquire leadership skills through extracurricular activities, service learning and a culminating senior project and presentation. Emphasis is placed on participation in Advanced Placement courses, international travel, and cultural exchanges.

Contact: David Stephenson, 3400 Highway 293 North, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Phone: 770.975.6685 ext. 301

Open House: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 6:30 PM, Media Center, North Cobb High School


Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts serves students with exceptional talent in the arts. Its goal is to develop and nurture talented young artists for successful careers in the performing arts through extensive training programs and classes in drama, dance, technical theatre, and vocal music while maintaining high academic achievement. Applicants’ attendance, academic record, behavior, and talent potential are considerations for admittance to the Center.

Contact: Frank Timmerman, Director, 991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Phone 770.819.2521

Open House: Friday, October 11, 2013, at 7:30 PM, Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center 


South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences focuses on opportunities in medical sciences and scientific research. Students will have their courses tailored to infuse both scientific research and medical sciences into the magnet curriculum. The medical science portion of the program utilizes the on-site medical lab/clinic and intern with a health professional of their choosing. The research portion of the magnet program culminates in a research project and internship with a local business or institution of higher education.

Contact: Dr. Erika Ijames-Wilson, Coordinator, 1920 Clay Road, Austell, Georgia 30106. Phone 770.819.2611, x. 283.

Open House: Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 7:00 PM, Theater, South Cobb High School


Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology has primary areas of emphasis in engineering and medical biotechnology. Students culminate their studies with a senior internship and research experience with universities, local practices, and industry partners.

Contact:  Dr. Tiffany Stark, Coordinator, 375 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068. Phone 770.578.3286.

 Open House: Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 7:00 PM, Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School