Important Information About High School Magnet Programs

Cobb County School District

Magnet Program Admissions Timeline 2017-2018

Middle School Visits                                      

  • August / September

Prospective Magnet Student Night:           

County Civic Center Anderson Theatre

 Magnet School Application Process

  • October 1, 2017 – Magnet school applications available online
  • October 1, 2017 – Pebblebrook Performing Arts Audition

Schedule available on Pebblebrook website

  • December 1, 2017 – Last Day for Magnet School Application

Submission (except Pebblebrook)

  • January 6, 2018, 8-11:30 AM– Magnet admissions exam for

students not currently enrolled in a Cobb middle school (at Wheeler High School)

  • January 10, 2018, 5:30-8:30 PM – Late magnet admissions exam

for students not currently enrolled in a Cobb middle school at

Kennesaw Mountain High School- Prior approval required

  • February 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM – Admissions decisions posted in

the magnet application portal (sign in to CCSD magnet portal)

  • March 18, 2018– Deadline for students to select program and

indicate commitment in magnet  portal (except Pebblebrook)

  • November 2017 – March 2018 – Rolling notification of

acceptance for Pebblebrook based on audition date

  • April 15, 2018 – Deadline for students to accept admission (sign in to CCSD magnet portal) and return contracts to Pebblebrook

 Magnet Showcases for Accepted Students


Cobb County High School Magnet Programs

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.

Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program 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. Contact: Dan Penick, IB Coordinator, 5265 Ward Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Phone: 678.842.6856; e-mail:  . Website:

Open House: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School

Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, a national model, features a broad-based, accelerated curriculum. Post-AP opportunities are found in mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, which include extensive laboratory experiences. Also offered is a full array of engineering technology courses. Students complete a senior research project and field experience with a local professional practice, industry, or institution of higher learning. Contact Kelly Ingle, Coordinator, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA., 30152; 678-331-3954; . Website:

Open House: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 6:30 PM, Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater

North Cobb School for International Studies 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.  Contact: David Stephenson, 3400 Highway 293 North, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Phone: 770.975.6685 ext. 301; e-mail:  Website:

Open House: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 6:30 PM, McCleod Theater, North Cobb High School

Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts 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 drama, 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. Contact: Frank Timmerman, Director, 991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Phone 770.819.2521; e-mail: Website:

Open House: Friday, October 6, 2017, at 7:30 PM, Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center

South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences focuses on opportunities in medical sciences and scientific research. Students will have their courses tailored to infuse both scientific research and medical sciences into the magnet curriculum. The medical science portion of the program utilizes the on-site medical lab/clinic and intern with a health professional of their choosing. The research portion of the magnet program culminates in a research project and internship with a local business or institution of higher education. Contact: Dr. Andrew Kutscher, Coordinator, 1920 Clay Road, Austell, Georgia 30106. Phone 770.819.2611, ext. 283. e-mail:


Open House: Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7:00 PM, Theater, South Cobb High School

Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology has primary areas of emphasis in engineering, chemistry and biotechnology.  In addition, the nationally recognized and first State STEM certified program has a strong emphasis in STEAM education providing cross-curriculum, community service and leadership opportunities. Contact:  Dr. Cheryl Crooks, Coordinator, 375 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068. Phone 770.578.3286. E-mail:  Website: .

Open House: Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 6:00 PM, Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School