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1 C ENTER FOR A DVANCED S TUDIES W HEELER H IGH S CHOOL STEM Certified & STEAM Inspired

2 a unique 4-year STEM magnet program for academically advanced students The Center for Advanced Studies At Wheeler High School

3 Biology Chemistry Physics Focus Medical Biotechnology and Forensic Science Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Advanced Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

4 381 Students Enrolled from 54 Different Schools Class of 2014 Average SAT = 2065 The Center for Advanced Studies Profile

5 The Center for Advanced Studies Profile

6 The Center for Advanced Studies Profile 18% 82%

7 The Center for Advanced Studies Profile 4% 6% 35%

8 Rigorous and advanced coursework Beyond the traditional high school experience Enhances post-secondary preparation and success Advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies

9 Annual individual academic advisements Advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies

10 ▶ 4-year comprehensive counseling program ▶ Full-time Magnet counselor ▶ Use of Naviance for counseling and college application process ▶ Magnet College tours around the country College Counseling

11 Block scheduling = 32 courses 2 sciences each year = 8 total 2 maths in Jr / Sr Years = 6 total Many More Elective Opportunities (Music, Art, Career-Tech, Foreign Language, AP and Post-AP classes) Advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies

12 Block Scheduling 90% Magnet pass rate on AP exams Advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies

13 Science Sequence Comparison Traditional 9th grade Physical Science or Biology 10th grade Biology or Chemistry 11th grade Chemistry or Physics 12th grade AP Science Elective Magnet 9th grade Biology and Chemistry & Mag Foundations or Foundations of Eng 10th grade Physics and Biochem or AP Science 11th grade AP Science(s) and Post-AP Science 12th grade Advanced Scientific Internship and Research

14 Math Sequence Comparison Traditional (Advanced) 9th grade Coord Algebra/Analytic Geo A Analytic Geo B/Adv Algebra 10th grade Pre-Calculus 11th grade AP Calculus AB or BC 12th grade AP Calculus AB or BC Magnet 9th grade Coord Algebra/Analytic Geo A Analytic Geo B/Adv Algebra 10th grade Pre-Calculus 11th grade AP Calculus AB & BC and/or AP Statistics 12th grade GT Calc II and/or GT Calc II or Multivariable Calc

15 Magnet Biochemistry/Forensics Aerospace Engineering Advanced Genetics/DNA Research Advanced Physics & Robotics Organic Chemistry Chemical Engineering Advanced Scientific Research Advanced Scientific Internship Georgia Tech Calculus II & III Unique Magnet Course Offerings

16 Magnet Recognized Technology Pathways ▶ Therapeutic Services - Emergency Medical Responder ▶ Therapeutic Services - Applied Health ▶ Audio and Video Technology and Film ▶ Web and Digital Communications ▶ Electronics ▶ Architectural Drawing and Design ▶ Engineering Graphics and Design ▶ Programming ▶ Engineering and Technology ▶ Plant Systems

17 Magnet Technology ▶ Five 3D Printers ▶ Chemical Reactor / Bio-fermenter ▶ iPads for all Magnet teachers ▶ Class set of Google Chromebooks ▶ 4 State-of-the-art math laptop carts ▶ PASCO Probeware for all Science classes ▶ Distance learning / video conferencing capabilities ▶ Google Apps account for all Magnet students ▶ WiFi access for student's personal devices

18 ▶ Chemistry Research Lab ▶ Advanced Physics / Robotics Lab & Workshop ▶ Engineering Lab ▶ Drafting / CAD Lab ▶ Electronics / Telecommunications Lab ▶ Healthcare Lab Magnet Labs

19 Technology Integration in all classes Advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies

20 Internship and Research Senior Experience Advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies

21 Science Application International Corporation Emory University Centers for Disease Control (CDC) IBM Georgia Tech Research Institute Georgia Tech Biology Department Hewitt Associates 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 Walgreen’s Pharmacy Kaiser Permanente – AIDS Research Baudry Architectural, Inc. Kroger Pharmacy East Valley Elementary School Dr. Gerden – Dermatology Georgia Tech Physics Department Georgia Tech Emory Center – Bioengineering Magnet Internship Mentors Coca-Cola Enterprises Piedmont Hospital Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates Foreman Seely Fountain Architects PFVS Architects Montrose Animal Hospital Personal Training Institute The Tensar Group Atlanta Orthopedic Specialists Animal Hospital of East Cobb North Georgia Oncology Centers Kaiser Permanente Foxdale Equine Veterinary Services Borland Software Corp Georgia Pacific Dr. Harold Enoch – Orthodontics Massey Automotive Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S – Dentistry U.S. District Attorney’s Office Jordan & Skala Engineers Zoo Atlanta

22 Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech Research Institute Georgia Tech CEISMC Program Emory University Kennesaw State University Southern Polytechnic State University NIDA Corporation GE Sevaa Institutional & Industry Partners

23 National Science Competitions Intel Science Talent Search 6 Semifinalists Siemens Competition in Math, Science, & Technology 2 Regional Finalists 6 Semifinalists Young Epidemiology Scholars Finalists

24 Appeals to top universities Advantages of the Center for Advanced Studies

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

26 BEST Robotics FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) GRITS Competition FLL Mentors (FIRST LEGO League) ROBO Chix CircuitRunners Robotics

27 Athletics ▶ Basketball ▶ Baseball ▶ Cheerleading ▶ Cricket ▶ Cross Country ▶ Football ▶ Softball ▶ Volleyball ▶ Swimming ▶ Wrestling ▶ Lacrosse ▶ Soccer ▶ Tennis ▶ Track ▶ Water Polo

28 Eligibility Requirements for Application Eighth grade students Reside in CCSD by enrollment Magnet Admissions

29 Evaluated on the following criteria: Middle school math & science grades (16%) Middle school standardized test scores (30%) Teacher Recommendations (15%) ReadiStep or PSSS scores (30%) Extra curricular, leadership, etc (9%) Magnet Admissions

30 Class of applicants 2018 Profile 624 applicants ITBS Scores (Average) Mid 50% Reading: Mid 50% Math: Mid 50% Science: Magnet Admissions

31 Common Application for all Cobb Magnet Programs https://magnet.cobbk12.org Admissions info Admissions

32 Important Dates December 5, Application Deadline January 20, PSSS Testing for Non-CCSD students only!!! February 20, 2015, Admissions Notifications Posted March 12, Open House for Accepted Students March 23, Deadline to indicate intent online March 31 & April 2, Class of 2019 Advisement

33 Come and Join our Wheeler Magnet Family!

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