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2 Cobb County Magnet Programs

3 Cobb County Magnet Programs International Baccalaureate at Campbell HS Academy of Math, Science & Technology at Kennesaw Mountain HS The School for International Studies at North Cobb HS The Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook HS The Academy of Research and Medical Sciences at South Cobb HS The Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Math, Technology at Wheeler HS

4 What is a Magnet Program? Attracts high-achieving students from across Cobb County Requires competitive application process Offers outstanding preparation for university and beyond Provides rigorous and advanced coursework in specific fields -May require extra time and effort Guarantees transportation at local pickup areas throughout the county

5 Unique and personalized program of study Advantages of a Magnet Program

6 Advanced and rigorous coursework Appeals to top universities Advantages of a Magnet Program

7 Top Colleges and Universities Acknowledge Magnet Programs

8 Provides opportunities to demonstrate depth of knowledge in specific areas Advantages of a Magnet Program

9 Math, Science & Technology Programs

10 MST Curriculum far exceeds that of a traditional high school program.Biochemistry Engineering Physics Robotics Multivariable Calculus DNA/Genetics Scientific Internship Medical & Scientific Research

11 Life Sciences Life Sciences Engineering/Robotics Engineering/Robotics Physical Sciences Physical Sciences Advanced Math Advanced Math Fine Arts Minor Fine Arts Minor Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science & Technology

12 Medical Biotechnology & Forensic Science Chemical Engineering & Advanced Chemistry The Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Math, & Technology at Wheeler High School Engineering & Robotics Engineering & Robotics

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14 Magnet Curriculum  Core Curriculum SCHS  Magnet courses related to research and medicine  Integrated research, career technology, literacy, and writing skills  Medical and Research Internships Private practice Hospital setting University

15 Liberal Arts and Performing Arts Schools

16 The School for International Studies North Cobb High School Kennesaw, GA

17 3 Areas of Concentration: The North Cobb School for International Studies Social Studies To develop a clear understanding the world, its history, and current affairs Applied Science To acquire the scientific knowledge and skills necessary to compete for careers on an international level World Languages To foster clearer lines of communication within a global economy + Opportunity for one more area of concentration depending on student interest. (i.e. Computer Science, business, biotechnology, fine arts, etc.).

18 What Will I Do Outside of the Classroom? Applied Research Travel International Enrichment The North Cobb School for International Studies

19 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Campbell High School Smyrna, GA

20 Humanities Math and Science English, History, Foreign Language, Economics, Visual Art Advanced Courses Individual Options Research and Application International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Additional IB Diploma Requirements Theory of Knowledge Independent Research Community Service International Exams

21 THE COBB COUNTY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS AT PEBBLEBROOK HIGH SCHOOL Visit our web site at

22 Pebblebrook/CCCEPA Admissions Process Please note: Due to the audition component, the admissions timeline for Pebblebrook is different from the other Cobb County magnet programs. October 10 - Fall Performing Arts Open House – Cobb Civic Center (7:30pm) November - March – Informational meetings and auditions are held on the campuses of all Cobb County middle schools. Auditions may also be scheduled at Pebblebrook High School. Two weeks prior to audition - Applications and supporting documents are due to 8 th grade counselors. March 27 - Notification of acceptance April 17 - Contracts due May 13 - Performing Arts Open House

23 Profile of a Magnet Student Highly motivated Academically focused Strongly committed to learning Able to articulate ideas and analyze data Possesses varied skills across the curriculum areas

24 Admissions Eighth grade students residing in the Cobb County School District are eligible to apply for freshman admission into any magnet program Applicants will be evaluated on demonstrated strengths in the following areas:  Middle school grades  Teacher recommendations  Standardized test scores  Readistep (PSSS for out-of-district students) or audition scores (based on program)  Written communication skills

25 Admissions The readistep TM test will be administered to all 8 th graders in Cobb County during October at your middle school This test will count as a key component of your Magnet Admissions score Go to for more information about this test

26 Important Dates to Remember August - SeptemberMiddle School Visits October 1 st Application Opens October –Open House Events November December 5, 2014 Application Deadline February 20, 2015Magnet Decisions on Portal March 23, 2015Student Decisions Due Note: this timeline does NOT apply to Pebblebrook’s Magnet.

27 More Information Please visit for more information about the Cobb County Magnet Programs Please visit Magnet Program open houses Please visit individual Magnet Program websites for more information


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