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3 The Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School Redefining Twenty-first Century Education

4 365 students from 45 different schools 45 different schools presently enrolled Areas of Emphasis The Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School Forensics Science Engineering and Robotics Medical Biotechnology Information & Communication Technologies Advanced Mathematics

5 What is The Center for Advanced Studies What is The Center for Advanced Studies and what does it offer ? A unique, specialized math, science, & technology magnet program for academically advanced Cobb County eighth grade studentsA unique, specialized math, science, & technology magnet program for academically advanced Cobb County eighth grade students A research-based, technology-enriched, college prep program in state-of-the-art facilitiesA research-based, technology-enriched, college prep program in state-of-the-art facilities An accelerated and advanced curriculum far beyond the traditional high school curriculumAn accelerated and advanced curriculum far beyond the traditional high school curriculum Real world internship opportunities in senior year with Center partnersReal world internship opportunities in senior year with Center partners

6 What are the advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies Rigorous and advanced coursework enhances post- secondary preparation and appeals to top universities

7 What are the advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies Individual academic advisements personalize a program tailored to students strengths

8 What are the advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies Technology integration and preparation enhances the students technological skill level preparing them for todays world

9 What are the advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies Internships give students a chance to explore post- secondary and future career opportunities and establish contacts in their fields of interest.

10 What are the advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies Membership in a nationally renowned consortium of top magnet schools and universities (NCSSSMST).

11 154 Females – 42.2% 154 Females – 42.2% 211 Males – 57.8% 211 Males – 57.8% 200 Out-of-District Students – 54.8% 200 Out-of-District Students – 54.8% 165 In-District Students – 45.2% 165 In-District Students – 45.2% White % White % Asian % Asian % African-American % African-American % Hispanic - 1.9% Hispanic - 1.9% Multiracial – 1.9 Multiracial – 1.9 Students Presently Enrolled from 45 Different Schools 365 Students Presently Enrolled from 45 Different Schools The Centers Profile Class of 2004 Average SAT = 1322

12 5 Specialized technology-based science labs 5 Specialized technology-based science labs 3 State-of-the-art math laptop labs/classrooms 3 State-of-the-art math laptop labs/classrooms 4 State-of-the-art technology labs 4 State-of-the-art technology labs Distance learning/video conferencing capabilities Distance learning/video conferencing capabilities Science research lab Science research lab Advanced Physics/Robotics Lab & Workshop Advanced Physics/Robotics Lab & Workshop Drafting/CAD Lab Drafting/CAD Lab Electronics/Telecommunications Lab Electronics/Telecommunications Lab Networking/Computer Service lab Networking/Computer Service lab Fully networked/internet student workstations in all rooms Fully networked/internet student workstations in all rooms Center Facilities and Related Labs

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15 What makes the Center different than traditional high school programs? What makes the Center different than traditional high school programs? ØDepth and breath of math, science, technology curriculum far exceeds traditional programs. ØSpecialized courses developed specifically for the magnet program ØHeavy integration of technology into magnet courses. ØSenior Scientific Internship/Research program. ØStudents can still go into depth in other subject areas.

16 Science/Math Sequence Comparison Traditional Magnet Traditional Magnet 9 th Phys Science or BiologyBiology and Chemistry Algebra I or GeometryGeometry or Algebra II Algebra I or GeometryGeometry or Algebra II 10 th Biology or ChemistryPhysics and Chem II, Physics II, or Forensics/Biochemistry Geometry or Algebra IIAlgebra II, Analysis or Adv Alg/Trig 11 th Chemistry or PhysicsAP Science(s) and Post AP Science Algebra II, Analysis Analysis, Honors Calculus or AP or Adv Alg/Trig Calculus AB/BC 12 th AP Science ElectiveAdvanced Scientific Internship and Advanced Scientific Research AP CalculusMultivariable Calculus

17 Euclidian Geometry Euclidian Geometry Algebra II Algebra II Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry Honors Analysis Honors Analysis AP Statistics AP Statistics AP Calculus AB and/or BC AP Calculus AB and/or BC AP Calculus BC AP Calculus BC Non-AP Calculus Non-AP Calculus Science & Math Offerings Multivariable Calculus Multivariable Calculus Math Modeling Math Modeling Magnet Physics II (Engineering) Magnet Physics II (Engineering) Magnet Forensics/Biochemistry Magnet Forensics/Biochemistry Magnet Chemistry II Magnet Chemistry II Unique Magnet Courses Unique Magnet Courses Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Physics Physics Anatomy/Physiology Anatomy/Physiology AP Biology AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Chemistry AP Physics B and/or C AP Physics B and/or C Earth Science/Ecology Earth Science/Ecology Astronomy Astronomy Zoology Zoology Traditional High School Math/Science Offerings Traditional High School Math/Science Offerings Advanced Genetics/DNA Research Advanced Genetics/DNA Research Advanced Physics & Robotics Advanced Physics & Robotics Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Advanced Scientific Research Advanced Scientific Research Advanced Scientific Internship Advanced Scientific Internship

18 Core Curriculum 9th & 10th Grades Magnet freshmen and sophomores take a core curriculum in science, math, & technology. Students double in science both years. Magnet freshmen and sophomores take a core curriculum in science, math, & technology. Students double in science both years. All other courses are taken in the Wheeler mainstream (normally honors classes). All other courses are taken in the Wheeler mainstream (normally honors classes). Magnet students may choose up to 3 electives per year Magnet students may choose up to 3 electives per year

19 Core Curriculum 9th & 10th Grades 10 th Grade Magnet Physics & Biochemistry, Chem II, or Engineering Physics Magnet Math Technology Elective 9 th Grade Magnet Biology and Chemistry Magnet Math Magnet Foundations All other academic classes are taken in the Wheeler mainstream TechnologyIntegration

20 AdvancedMath AP Calculus or Honors Calculus and Specialized Electives Concentration 11 th & 12 th Grades Medical Biotechnology or Engineering AP Science(s), DNA/Genetics, Robotics, and/or Robotics, and/or Chemistry Engineering

21 The Center for Advanced Studies Four-Year Magnet Science Sequence 10th Grade Magnet Physics Fall if taking Physics II 10th Grade Choice of one Magnet Biochemistry 10th Grade - Fall or Spring Chemistry II Algebra II Prerequisite Physics II or Concurrent Algebra II Prerequisite 11th Grade - Spring Genetics/DNA Adv Physics/Robotics 11th Grade - Spring 11th Grade Choice of one Chemical Engineering 11 th Grade - Spring 9th Grade Magnet Biology 9th Grade - Fall or Spring Magnet Chemistry 9th Grade - Fall or Spring 11th Grade Choice of one or two AP Chemistry 11th Grade Fall AP Physics B or C 11th Grade - Fall AP Biology 11 th Grade - Fall Magnet Scientific Internship & Research 12th Grade - Fall or Spring 12 th Grade

22 Computer Programming ( C++, Visual Basic, Java, AP Computer Science) Computer Programming ( C++, Visual Basic, Java, AP Computer Science) Digital Media (Website,Videography, Flash, 3D Animation) Digital Media (Website,Videography, Flash, 3D Animation) Networking Networking Computer Support & Services Computer Support & Services Electronics Electronics Telecommunications Telecommunications Journalism – Electronic Publishing Journalism – Electronic Publishing Broadcast and Video Production Broadcast and Video Production Theatre Technology Theatre Technology Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Drafting/CAD Drafting/CAD Career/Technology Offerings

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24 Extra Curricular Activities All students are eligible and encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities such as: Band Band Orchestra Orchestra Chorus Chorus Drama Drama Athletics Athletics Student Council Student Council Science Bowl Science Bowl Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind Debate Team Debate Team Math Team Math Team Journalism Journalism Language Clubs Language Clubs Science Olympiad Science Olympiad Academic Bowl Academic Bowl FBLA FBLA Leadership Club Leadership Club Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity Key Club Key Club Junior Civitans Junior Civitans FCA FCA Environmental Club Environmental Club Robotics Robotics

25 2003 FIRST Peachtree Regional Rookie All-Star Award 2003 FIRST Peachtree Regional Johnson & Johnson Sportsmanship Award 2004 FIRST Peachtree Regional Champions 2004 FIRST Peachtree Regional Chairmans Award 2004 FIRST National Chairmans Award Honorable Mention 2004 BEST State Runner-up – Championships – Sat, Nov 20 –Auburn University

26 The Senior Experience Internship Program

27 SAIC Engineering Foxdale Equine Veterinary Services Georgia Tech Research Institute Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S – General Dentistry Dr. Harold Enoch - Orthodontics Georgia Tech Biology Department GE Power Systems Energy Services Tech Dr. Ted Monitz – Cardiology Velocity Sports Powers Ferry Animal Hospital Moreland Altoballi, Inc - Architecture Medical Legal Art – Medical Illustration Walgreens Pharmacy Kaiser Permanente – AIDS Research Baudry Architectural, Inc. Kroger Pharmacy East Valley Elementary School – Science Education Dr. Gerden – Dermatology Georgia Tech Physics Department Georgia Tech Emory Center – Bioengineering Piedmont Hospital Center Internship Partners

28 Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech Research Institute NASA Auburn University Mercer University Southern Polytechnic University NIDA Corporation Centers for Disease Control National Parks Service Adopt a Stream Institutional and Industry Partners

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30 Eighth grade students residing in the Cobb County School District are eligible to apply for freshman admission Eighth grade students residing in the Cobb County School District are eligible to apply for freshman admission Students must complete Algebra I prior to freshman year. Students must complete Algebra I prior to freshman year. We anticipate offering a summer online Algebra I course for accepted students who are lacking this requirement We anticipate offering a summer online Algebra I course for accepted students who are lacking this requirement Center Admissions Information Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: Middle school math & science grades Middle school math & science grades Other middle school grades Other middle school grades 7th grade standardized test scores 7th grade standardized test scores Teacher Recommendations Teacher Recommendations Admissions exam scores Admissions exam scores Written communication skills Written communication skills

31 Important Dates Friday, December 3, 2004Application Deadline Saturday, January 29, 2005Admissions Testing Early March 2005Admissions Notification Late March 2005Student/Parent Orientation Mid April 2005Advisement August School Begins

32 The Center for Advanced Studies Four-Year Science Sequence Physics/Engineering Emphasis 10th Grade - Fall Magnet Physics Fall Magnet Physics II Spring 11th Grade - Fall AP Physics B or C Fall 10th Grade - Spring Adv Physics/Robotics Spring 11th Grade - Spring 9th Grade Magnet Biology Fall or Spring Magnet Chemistry Fall or Spring 12th Grade – Same Semester Fall or Spring Magnet Scientific Internship Magnet Scientific Research

33 The Center for Advanced Studies Four-Year Science Sequence Biochemistry/Biotechnology Emphasis 10th Grade - Fall Magnet BiochemistryMagnet Physics 11th Grade - Fall AP Biology 10th Grade - Spring Adv DNA/Genetics Research 11th Grade - Spring 9th Grade Magnet Biology Fall or Spring Magnet Chemistry Fall or Spring 12th Grade – Same Semester Fall or Spring Magnet Scientific Internship Magnet Scientific Research

34 The Center for Advanced Studies Four-Year Science Sequence Chemistry Emphasis 10th Grade Magnet Chemistry II Fall or Spring Magnet Physics Fall or Spring 11th Grade - Fall AP Chemistry 10th Grade 9th Grade Magnet Biology Fall or Spring Magnet Chemistry Fall or Spring 12th Grade – Same Semester Fall or Spring Magnet Scientific Internship Magnet Scientific Research Adv DNA/Genetics Research 11th Grade - Spring Adv Physics/Robotics or Adv Chemical & Materials Engineering


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