CCSD Magnet Schools

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.


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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.

Dan Penick, Coordinator
5265 Ward Street
Smyrna, 30080

Prospective Magnet Student Night
October 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School

Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

is nationally recognized for curricular innovation, features a broad-based, accelerated curriculum. This Georgia STEM Certified Program offers post-AP opportunities 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.

Dr. Kelly Ingle, Coordinator
1898 Kennesaw Due West Road
Kennesaw, 30152

Prospective Magnet Student Night
October 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
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.

David Stephenson, Coordinator
3400 Highway 293 North
Kennesaw, 30144
770.975.6685 ext. 301

Prospective Magnet Student Night
October 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Janet McCloud Theater, 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 acting, 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.

Frank Timmerman, Director
991 Old Alabama Road
Mableton, 30126
770.819.2521 ext. 047

Prospective Magnet Student Night
October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Cobb Co. Civic Center Anderson Theatre

South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences

provides an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of medical sciences and scientific research. Coursework is tailored to infuse current topics in medical science as well as cutting edge research techniques and data analysis. The medical science portion of the program utilizes the on-site medical lab/clinic and provides access to teachers with industry experience. The research portion of the program is emphasized throughout all four years of the program and culminates in an original research project and a chance to intern with a local health professional or business of the student’s choice.

Dr. Andrew Kutscher, Coordinator
1920 Clay Road
Austell, 30106
770.819.2611, x. 083

Prospective Magnet Student Night
October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Theater, South Cobb High School

Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology

is a Georgia STEM certified and nationally recognized program with accelerated and rigorous classes in multiple academic areas. The curriculum presently includes 26 AP and 7 Post AP courses. In addition to the focus on advanced Math and Science classes, areas of emphasis in engineering and medical biotechnology are offered. Students culminate their studies with a senior internship and research experience with universities, local practices, and industry partners.

Dr. Cheryl Crooks, Coordinator
375 Holt Road
Marietta, 30068

Prospective Magnet Student Night
October 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School

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