Magnet Programs

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    How to Enroll in Grade 3

    Students who earn a 75% in either math or reading will receive initial communication from MCAA, after the fall and winter MAP administrations, to participate in the other qualifying factors for acceptance  (the second week in September and the end of January).  Students with the highest point totals and current MCAA siblings who earn 75/100 points will be notified of acceptance in February. All application paperwork must be returned and formal acceptance must be completed before the MCS February break. Once capacity is full, an in-district wait list will be created.  After the MCS February break, out-of-district qualifying tuition students will be offered enrollment spots. 

    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)

              MAP Score                 Points                                                                                                                                                                                                                   99-90%                     25                                                                                                                                                                                                                       80-89%                     23                                                                                                                                                                                                                       75-79%                      20

    How to Enroll in Grades 4-8

    The enrollment process for students in grade 3 residing inside and outside the district will begin in September. Additional details can be found below under the Elementary Magnet Program 3-5 heading.

    Enrollment for students in grades 4-8 residing inside and outside the Marietta City Schools district commences Monday, November 11, 2019 for the 2020-21 school year. The enrollment period closes 30 business days after the last day of school for in-district students. The enrollment period closes the second Monday in March for out-of-district students.

    Click the links below to view more information about enrolling in our Magnet Program.

    expand Elementary Magnet Program (Grades 3-5) 

    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 350 students in grades 3-5.

    Students who earn a 75% in either math or reading will receive initial communication from MCAA, after the fall and winter MAP administrations, to participate in the other qualifying factors for acceptance  (the second week in September and the end of January).  Students with the highest point totals and current MCAA siblings who earn 75/100 points will be notified of acceptance in February. All application paperwork must be returned and formal acceptance must be completed before the MCS February break. Once capacity is full, an in-district wait list will be created.  After the MCS February break, out-of-district qualifying tuition students will be offered enrollment spots.

    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)

    MAP Score

    Points

    99-90%

    25

    80-89%

    23

    75-79%

    20

    Applicants in grades 4-8 must have a 3.0 GPA on their most recent report card, and MAP test 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 may not be processed. Students must also have a history of satisfactory behavior and attendance to be accepted into the magnet program.

     

    expand Sixth Grade and Middle Grades Magnet Programs

    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. Students must also have a history of satisfactory behavior and attendance to be accepted into the magnet program.

    Sixth Grade Magnet Program
    The Sixth Grade Magnet Program at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy is a rigorous program of instruction focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and is targeted to students with a 3.0 GPA and an ITBS score of 75% or higher in reading and mathematics.
    Sixth Grade Magnet Program - FAQ

    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.

    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

    Middle Grades Magnet Program - FAQ 

    expand Marietta High School CTAE Engineering and Design Pathways

    Marietta High School offers a variety of industry-certified Career Pathways. Among them are two pathways designed to prepare students for careers in STEM fields: Architecture & Construction and Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM).

    More information about these pathways can be found at http://mhscp.marietta-city.org/.


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Contacts

  • Dr. Jennifer Hernandez
    Executive Director of Academic Achievement
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 422-3500 ext. 7254

    Dr. Tricia Patterson
    Principal, MCAA
    311 Aviation Road
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 420-0822

    Corey Lawson
    Principal, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
    340 Aviation Road
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 429-3115

    Dr. Dayton Hibbs
    Principal, Marietta Middle School
    121 Winn Street
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (770) 422-0311