The magnet program at Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) offers students a technology-driven curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students who reside in the Marietta City limits, as well as non-residents who meet admissions/eligibility criteria may apply to the magnet program. Applications are available at the school. MCAA can serve up to 270 students in grades 3-5.
Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA on their most recent report card, and ITBS or (other nationally normed standardized test scores) in the 75% or above percentile on both reading and mathematics. Parental commitment to the program is important, and students are required to abide by the school unified dress code. Admission packets must be mailed or personally delivered to MCAA. Submit one application per child. Incomplete application packets will not be processed.
Beginning in the 2006-07 school year, all MCAA students transition from fifth grade to the Sixth Grade Magnet Program at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy; and in 2007-2008 seventh graders will transition to the new Middle Grades Magnet Program at Marietta Middle School continuing onto eighth grade the year thereafter (2008-09).
Elementary Grades Magnet Program
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The magnet program at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) and Marietta Middle School (MMS) are open to students that reside within the Marietta City School district, as well as students from outside the district accepted on a tuition-paying basis. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 on their most recent report card, and ITBS or other nationally normed standardized test scores in the 75th percentile or above on both reading and mathematics.
Middle Grades Magnet Program
The Middle Grades Magnet program at Marietta Middle School is a comprehensive and rigorous instructional program connected through integrated, inter-disciplinary units of instruction based on the new Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The middle grades magnet program is a continuation of the elementary grades magnet curriculum but places stronger emphasis on engineering and the design process.
All students in the Middle Grades Magnet program move at an advanced pace through a technology-rich curriculum. Students proceed through two professionally designed comprehensive engineering modules each year.
Through five instructional units, students use their imagination and innovation to learn how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. The program offers students’ one-to-one computing and gifted trained teachers.
Students exiting the program at eighth grade will truly have developed a firm foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and are prepared to explore a variety of high school options, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and Early College
The engineering curriculum is driven by the Gateway to Technology (GTT) program and aligns with both national and state science standards. For more information about GTT, please visit the Project Lead the Way site at http://www.pltw.org/our-programs/gateway/gateway-curriculum.Middle Grades Magnet Program - FAQ