Magnet Programs & CITA

Your Future. Your Choice.

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.

Included in Cobb's Magnet offering is the new Cobb Innovation & Technology Academy (CITA) is an innovative CTAE educational program. CITA will provide students with hands-on learning experiences and career opportunities through district, post-secondary and industry partnerships. The courses offered are divided into three distinct pillars: Maker Industries, Emerging Technologies, and Community and Healthcare Services. Within each pillar are career and technical courses aligned to pathways. The tuition-free academy is open to students throughout the Cobb County School District. District-wide centralized bus transportation is provided for students admitted to the Cobb Innovation & Technology Academy via the magnet bus routes. CITA students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with business and industry partners to engage in valuable learning experiences. Students will explore employability skills as they grow to meet the demands of the future workforce. More information on CITA can found in the attached or via the link below or take a virtual tour by clicking HERE

More information on Cobb's magnet programs can be found here: https://www.cobbk12.org/page/38578/magnet-programs