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 2017-18
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
October 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School


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
October 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater


North Cobb School for International Studies

34 Highway 293 North  |  Kennesaw, 30144  |  770.975.6685 ext. 301
David Stephenson, 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
October 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
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
October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
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
October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Theatre, South Cobb High School


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

375 Holt Road  |  Marietta, 30068  |  770.578.3286
Dr. Cheryl Crooks, 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
October 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Wheeler Arena, Wheeler High School

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