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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 (with Voice Over)


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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, GA  30080
Phone: 678.842.6856
Open House
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School

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

Contact: Dr. Mimi Dyer, Director
1898 Kennesaw Due West Road
Kennesaw, GA,  30152
Phone: 678-331-3954
Open House
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 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
Monday, October 6, 2014 @ 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 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.

Contact: Frank Timmerman, Director
991 Old Alabama Road
Mableton, GA  30126
Phone 770.819.2521 ext. 047
Open House
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 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, GA  30106
Phone 770.819.2611, x. 083
Open House
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
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.

Contact: Dr. Cheryl Cooks, Coordinator
375 Holt Road
Marietta, GA  30068
Phone: 770.578.3286
Open House
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School