MCAA Application Procedures
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Welcome to MCAA
The magnet program at the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) offers students an Innovative environment that focuses on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Through our STEAM challenges, we include a technology-driven curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Students who reside in the Marietta City limits, as well as non-residents who meet admission/eligibility criteria, may apply to the magnet program. The application process can be found within the application manual.
- Students who earn a score in the 75th percentile in MAP in either Math OR Reading will receive initial communication from MCAA and invited to participate in additional qualifying components for acceptance.
Standardized Test Scores and Additional Components for Rising Grade 3:
Students enrolling at MCAA in 3rd grade will need 75/100 points based on the following requirements:
- MAP scores (75% or higher in reading OR math) – (possible 25 points each) (50 total possible)
- Writing Sample (possible 25 points)
- STEAM Rubric (possible 25 points)
- Report Cards: Standard based Report Cards must have a meet/and or exceed on most standards. For all other report cards, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA average.
- Students with the highest point total after additional components who earn 75/100 points will be notified of acceptance February 2020.
- Current MCAA siblings will have priority.
- Once capacity is full, an in-district wait list will be created.
- Please contact the enrollment office for enrollment instructions if your child is in-district and attending a Private School or Home Schooled.
3rd Grade Out of district:
- Applications will be accepted beginning November 11, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at MCAA.
- Please see “3rd Grade Out of District Application Check List” to the right of this page.
4th and 5th Grade:
- Applications will be accepted beginning November 11, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at MCAA, for both in-district and out of district applicants.
- In-District applicants will have priority over Employee and Out of District applicants.
- Please see “4th & 5th Grade Application check List” to the right of this page. There is one for In-district and one for Out of District.
All MCAA students’ transition from fifth grade to the Sixth Grade Magnet Program at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy.
Registration of a student indicates that parents or guardians have accepted the responsibility to provide the necessary support, guidance and involvement to foster the best possible learning for each child. We expect parents and students to comply with the following expectations. These expectations provide the basis for the parent contract that must be signed upon acceptance to the magnet school.
In order to remain enrolled in the magnet program, students must maintain academic, behavioral, and attendance standards.
Academically, students must maintain a 3.0 (or higher) grade point average (GPA) in all subjects throughout the year. A student who does not maintain the academic performance criteria is placed on probation for one semester. Students who do not have a 3.0 GPA after two consecutive semesters must exit the magnet program and enroll at his/her zoned school.
A student that is not upholding behavioral standards is placed on a behavioral contract. The purpose of the contract is to provide further collaboration between the school and home in an effort to desist any negative student behaviors. After the contract period, a student that fails to meet the behavioral expectations must exit the magnet program and return to his/her zoned school.
Students are expected to attend school every day, to arrive promptly and remain throughout the scheduled hours. The parent agrees to schedule appointments outside school hours. Excessive absences and/or tardies will result in the student being placed on attendance probation for one semester and possibly exited from the program for excessive absences or tardies.