Magnet Open House Presentation Oct Nov 2014

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CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL
STEM Certified & STEAM Inspired
The Center for Advanced Studies
At
Wheeler High School
a unique 4-year STEM magnet
program for academically
advanced students
Biology Chemistry
Focus
Physics
Medical Biotechnology and Forensic Science
Mechanical Engineering and Robotics
Advanced Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
The Center for Advanced Studies
Profile
381 Students Enrolled from
54 Different Schools
Class of 2014
Average SAT = 2065
The Center for Advanced Studies
Profile
The Center for Advanced Studies
Profile
18%
82%
The Center for Advanced Studies
Profile
35%
6%
4%
Advantages of the
Center for Advanced Studies
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Rigorous and advanced coursework
Beyond the traditional high school experience
Enhances post-secondary preparation and success
Advantages of the Center for
Advanced Studies
Annual individual academic advisements
College Counseling
▶ 4-year comprehensive
counseling program
▶ Full-time Magnet
counselor
▶ Use of Naviance for
counseling and
college application
process
▶ Magnet College tours
around the country
Advantages of the Center for
Advanced Studies
Block scheduling = 32 courses
2 sciences each year = 8 total
2 maths in Jr / Sr Years = 6 total
Many More Elective Opportunities
(Music, Art, Career-Tech, Foreign Language,
AP and Post-AP classes)
Advantages of the Center for
Advanced Studies
Block Scheduling
90% Magnet pass rate on AP exams
Science Sequence Comparison
Traditional
Magnet
9th grade
9th grade
Physical Science or Biology
Biology and Chemistry &
10th grade
Mag Foundations or Foundations of Eng
10th grade
Biology or Chemistry
11th grade
Chemistry or Physics
12th grade
AP Science Elective
Physics and Biochem or AP
Science
11th grade
AP Science(s) and Post-AP
Science
12th grade
Advanced Scientific Internship
and Research
Math Sequence Comparison
Traditional
(Advanced)
Magnet
9th grade
9th grade
Coord Algebra/Analytic Geo A
Analytic Geo B/Adv Algebra
Coord Algebra/Analytic Geo A
Analytic Geo B/Adv Algebra
10th grade
10th grade
Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus
11th grade
11th grade
AP Calculus AB or BC
AP Calculus AB & BC and/or
AP Statistics
12th grade
12th grade
AP Calculus AB or BC
GT Calc II and/or GT Calc II or
Multivariable Calc
Unique Magnet Course Offerings
Magnet Biochemistry/Forensics
Aerospace Engineering
Advanced Genetics/DNA Research
Advanced Physics & Robotics
Organic Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Advanced Scientific Research
Advanced Scientific Internship
Georgia Tech Calculus II & III
Magnet Recognized Technology
Pathways
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Therapeutic Services Emergency Medical Responder
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Architectural Drawing and
Design
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Therapeutic Services - Applied
Health
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Engineering Graphics and
Design
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Audio and Video Technology
and Film
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Programming
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Engineering and Technology
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Plant Systems
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Web and Digital
Communications
Electronics
Magnet Technology
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Five 3D Printers
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PASCO Probeware for all
Science classes
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Chemical Reactor /
Bio-fermenter
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Distance learning / video
conferencing capabilities
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Google Apps account for all
Magnet students
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WiFi access for student's
personal devices
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iPads for all Magnet teachers
Class set of Google
Chromebooks
4 State-of-the-art math
laptop carts
Magnet Labs
▶ Chemistry Research Lab
▶ Advanced Physics / Robotics Lab & Workshop
▶ Engineering Lab
▶ Drafting / CAD Lab
▶ Electronics / Telecommunications Lab
▶ Healthcare Lab
Advantages of the Center for
Advanced Studies
Technology Integration in all classes
Advantages of the Center for
Advanced Studies
Internship and Research Senior Experience
Magnet Internship Mentors
Science Application International Corporation
Emory University
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
IBM
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Georgia Tech Biology Department
Hewitt Associates
GE Power Systems Energy Services Tech
Dr. Ted Monitz – Cardiology
Velocity Sports
Powers Ferry Animal Hospital
Moreland Altoballi, Inc - Architecture
Medical Legal Art – Medical Illustration
Walgreen’s Pharmacy
Kaiser Permanente – AIDS Research
Baudry Architectural, Inc.
Kroger Pharmacy
East Valley Elementary School
Dr. Gerden – Dermatology
Georgia Tech Physics Department
Georgia Tech Emory Center – Bioengineering
Coca-Cola Enterprises
Piedmont Hospital
Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates
Foreman Seely Fountain Architects
PFVS Architects
Montrose Animal Hospital
Personal Training Institute
The Tensar Group
Atlanta Orthopedic Specialists
Animal Hospital of East Cobb
North Georgia Oncology Centers
Kaiser Permanente
Foxdale Equine Veterinary Services
Borland Software Corp
Georgia Pacific
Dr. Harold Enoch – Orthodontics
Massey Automotive
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S – Dentistry
U.S. District Attorney’s Office
Jordan & Skala Engineers
Zoo Atlanta
Institutional & Industry Partners
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Georgia Tech CEISMC Program
Emory University
Kennesaw State University
Southern Polytechnic State University
NIDA Corporation
GE
Sevaa
National Science Competitions
Siemens Competition in Math,
Science, & Technology
2 Regional Finalists
6 Semifinalists
Intel Science
Talent Search
6 Semifinalists
Young Epidemiology Scholars
Finalists
Advantages of the Center for
Advanced Studies
Appeals to top universities
Extra Curricular Activities
All students are eligible and encouraged to
participate in extracurricular activities
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Band
Orchestra
Chorus
Drama
Athletics
Student Council
Science Bowl
Odyssey of the Mind
Debate Team
Math Team
Journalism
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Language Clubs
Science Olympiad
Academic Bowl
FBLA
Leadership Club
Habitat for Humanity
Key Club
Junior Civitans
FCA
Environmental Club
Robotics
CircuitRunners Robotics
BEST Robotics
FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition)
FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge)
GRITS Competition
FLL Mentors (FIRST LEGO League)
ROBO Chix
Athletics
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Basketball
Baseball
Cheerleading
Cricket
Cross Country
Football
Softball
Volleyball
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Swimming
Wrestling
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Water Polo
Magnet Admissions
Eligibility Requirements for Application
Eighth grade students
Reside in CCSD by enrollment
Magnet Admissions
Evaluated on the following criteria:
Middle school math & science grades (16%)
Middle school standardized test scores (30%)
Teacher Recommendations (15%)
ReadiStep or PSSS scores (30%)
Extra curricular, leadership, etc (9%)
Magnet Admissions
Class of 2017
484 applicants
2018 Profile
624 applicants
ITBS Scores (Average)
Mid 50% Reading: 94-99
Mid 50% Math: 97-99
Mid 50% Science: 92-99
Admissions
Common Application for
all Cobb Magnet Programs
https://magnet.cobbk12.org
Admissions info
www.wheelermagnet.com
Important Dates
December 5, 2014 - Application Deadline
January 20, 2014 - PSSS Testing for Non-CCSD students only!!!
February 20, 2015, Admissions Notifications Posted
March 12, 2015 - Open House for Accepted Students
March 23, 2015 - Deadline to indicate intent online
March 31 & April 2, 2015 - Class of 2019 Advisement
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Family!
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