IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PROSPECTIVE MAGNET FAMILIES.

This year we have made a couple changes to the Magnet application process in an effort to better serve prospective Magnet families.

1.) Advanced Learning is offering Magnet School information sessions designed specifically for parents. The sessions are designed to give parents an overview of each of our programs and clarify the application process. Parents may attend either session.

a.) September 5, 2019 at South Cobb High School from 6:30-8pm

b.) September 10, 2019 at North Cobb High School from 6:30-8pm

Magnet Information Sessions for Interested Parents


2.) The Magnet School admissions assessment for non-Cobb County students will be handled in collaboration with Applerouth Testing Services. Students not currently enrolled and attending a public Cobb County school must register to take the assessment to be considered for Magnet School admission.  The registration link and testing schedule can be found on the attached flyer found here: Applerouth Magnet Testing Schedule

If you have any questions, please contact the Advanced Learning office.

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.

Magnet Program Admissions Timeline 2019-2020
Magnet Information Sessions for Interested Parents
Application Portal: Academic Magnets

Click here to learn more about other CCSD Advanced Learning Programs.

Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program

5625 Ward Street  |  Smyrna, 30080  |  678.842.6856
Dan Penick, Coordinator

The International Baccalaureate Program at Campbell High School 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.

Prospective Magnet Student Night
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School


Cobb Innovation & Technology Academy

114 Windy Hill Road | Marietta, GA, 30060  | 770.426.3300
Tiffany Barney, Director

The 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.

Applicants interested in applying for the Cobb Innovation & Technology Academy, opening in fall of 2020, should complete the electronic application found here:

Cobb Innovation & Technology Academy Application


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

1898 Kennesaw Due West Road  |  Kennesaw, 30152  |  678.331.3954
Dr. Kelly Ingle, Coordinator

The Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School is nationally recognized for curricular innovation, and features a broad-based accelerated curriculum.  This AdvancEd STEM and GA STEM Certified Program offers AP opportunities in mathematics, physical sciences, life sciences, and computer sciences- all of which include extensive laboratory experiences.  Additionally, students may choose to experience a full array of engineering technology courses and/or astronomy courses including use of the on-site observatory.  All Academy students complete research and a semester internship at a local professional practice, industry, or institution of higher learning.

Prospective Magnet Student Night
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater


North Cobb School for International Studies

34 Highway 293 North  |  Kennesaw, 30144  |  770.975.6685 ext. 301
James Auld, Coordinator

The School for International Studies at North Cobb High School 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.

Prospective Magnet Student Night
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Janet McCloud Theater, North Cobb High School


Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts

991 Old Alabama Road  |  Mableton, 30126  |  770.819.2521 ext. 047
Frank Timmerman, Coordinator

The Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School 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.

Prospective Magnet Student Night
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Cobb Civic Center Anderson Theatre


South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences

1920 Clay Road  |  Austell, 30106  |  770.819.2611 ext. 083
Angela Hurley, Coordinator

The Academy of Research and Medical Sciences at South Cobb High School provides an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of medical sciences and scientific research. Coursework is tailored to infuse current topics in medical science as well as cutting edge research techniques and data analysis. The medical science portion of the program utilizes the on-site medical lab/clinic and provides access to teachers with industry experience. The research portion of the program is emphasized throughout all four years of the program and culminates in an original research project and a chance to intern with a local health professional or business of the student’s choice.

Prospective Magnet Student Night
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Theatre, South Cobb High School


Wheeler HS Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, & Technology

375 Holt Road  |  Marietta, 30068  |  770.578.3286
Christopher Walstead, Coordinator

The Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, & Technology at Wheeler HS was the first program in Georgia to become both STEM and STEAM certified.  Our program is nationally recognized and has 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.

Prospective Magnet Student Night
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Wheeler Arena, Wheeler High School

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