Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Arabian Nights By Pebblebrook Magnet Program

The  Cobb County Center for
Excellence in the Performing Arts

A play by Mary Zimmerman

Friday, 9/22 @ 7:30PM (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, 9/23 @ 3:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, 9/24 @ 3:00PM

Wilson Studio Theatre
Pebblebrook High School

Tickets ($10/General Admission) available online:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Magnet Presentation for Students

Thursday, September 21st a representative from the Cobb Magnet High School programs will be speaking in an assembly to the entire 8th grade class.  While parents are welcome to attend, the same information being presented is available through the link below.  The assembly will be hosted during 4th period.

The program Thursday is designed to generate student interest and will not answer all of the questions about a specific school or program.  Interested families are encouraged to attend the individual open houses offered in October (please see the blog post from August 17th) for specific program information.

Cobb Magnet Programs

Friday, September 8, 2017

IOWA Testing for 7th Grade Next Week

Next week 7th grade students will be participating in Iowa testing.  The Iowa Tests meet most state’s requirements for an annual, nationally normed standardized test and offer educators a diagnostic look at how their students are progressing in key academic areas. 

The IOWA Evaluates
Language Skills
·       Vocabulary
·       Reading
·       Language
·       Word Analysis (Grades K-3 only)
·       Listening (Grades K-3 only)
·       Spelling

·       Math Concepts
·       Math Computation
·       Math Problem Solving

Science, Social Studies, and Study Skills
·       Social Studies   
·       Science Materials
·       Sources of Information

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CoGat Testing for 7th Grade Next Week

September 8th seventh grade students will be taking the COGAT test.  According to the test publisher, “The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Although its primary goal is to assess students’ reasoning abilities, CogAT can also provide predicted achievement scores when administered with The Iowa Tests.

“While CogAT is well-suited to help educators make important student placement decisions, such as selecting students for Gifted and Talented programs, exclusive features such as the Ability Profile Score can be used to expand the educational opportunities of all students.

 “Reasoning abilities have substantial correlations with learning and problem solving, both in and out of school. CogAT’s measurement of three different content domains ensures that educators receive a balanced view of the child. Each level of CogAT offers three test batteries:


“CogAT is constructed with overlapping sets of items throughout the series. The overlap of items from level to level provides the user with a continuous, ascending scale of difficulty, which is the foundation of CogAT's superior score scale from Kindergarten through grade 12.”

Friday, August 18, 2017

6th Grade Milestones Reports

Milestone Score Reports for 6th grade students were distributed today. If your student did not receive a report, and attended a Cobb elementary school, please send an email to christopher.deane@cobbk12.org.  I will reach out to the previous school to see if the report is still there.  Students from outside of Cobb should contact the previous school to see if reports have been received.  Last year score reports from previous schools arrived as late as November.  All reports will be forwarded to students as we receive them.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Magnet Program Important Dates

Magnet Program applications become
available online October 1st

Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program
Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School
October 5th at 6:30 PM

Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts
Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center
October 6th at 7:30 PM

Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics,
Science, and Technology
Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater
October 10th at 6:30 PM

South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical
Theater, South Cobb High School
October 12th at 7:00 PM

North Cobb School for International Studies
Media Center, North Cobb High School
October 24th at 6:30 PM

Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School
October 26th at 6:00 pm

DEC 1st

High School Magnet Programs


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, Coordinator, 5265 Ward Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Phone: 678.842.6856

Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, nationally recognized for curricular innovation, features a broad-based, accelerated curriculum. This Georgia STEM Certified Program offers post-AP opportunities 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, Director, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA., 30152. Phone: 678-331-3954

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

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 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.

Contact: Frank Timmerman, Director, 991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Phone 770.819.2521

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 Kutschr, Coordinator, 1920 Clay Road, Austell, Georgia 30106. Phone 770.819.2611, x. 283.

Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology is a Georgia STEM certified and nationally recognized program with 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.

Contact: Dr. Cheryl Cooks, Coordinator, 375 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068. Phone 770.578.3286.