Important Dates

October 26, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Prospective Magnet Student Night

December 1, 2017
Application Deadline (Applications must be submitted by this date)

December 2, 2017
Testing for non-CCSD students
at Wheeler HS

February 16, 2018
Admissions Decisions available to Applicants on the Application portal at 4:30pm

March 8, 2018, 6:00pm
Wheeler Magnet Showcase for Accepted Students

March 18, 2018
Commitment Deadline


Prospective Student Night
Admissions Criteria
Important Dates




Thank you for your interest in the Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School.

Open House
Potential applicants and their parents or guardians are invited to join our faculty and staff at our Prospective Magnet Student Night in October. We will have a presentation followed by tours of the facilities and laboratories. Current students will be available to answer questions about student life and teachers will give presentations about our curriculum.

Application Instructions
CCSD Students
Students currently attending a school within the Cobb County School District

Non CCSD Students - Students Currently attending a private school, home school, or any school outside of the Cobb County School District

The Center for Advanced Studies is a
Cobb County Magnet Program

Board Rules regarding Magnet Programs


  • Must be an incoming freshman
  • Must reside in the Cobb County School District at the time of registration
  • Must complete and submit the online application by the deadline
  • Must agree to the following program requirements:
    • Completion of a magnet recognized STEM or STEAM track
    • Required Research and Internship in senior year
    • Minimum of 10 magnet courses in math and science
    • Senior Research with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) emphasis.

Admissions Criteria
A local admissions committee will consider the following criteria in making admissions decisions:

  • Middle school grades
  • Standardized test scores
  • PSATâ„¢ 8/9 or Magnet Test scores
  • Strong interest and aptitude in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Recommendations from middle school Math, Science and English teachers
  • Math placement entering the program
  • Discipline

Admissions Matrix
A 100 point admissions matrix is used to evaluate all applicants. The points are broken down as follows:

  • Middle school math & science grades (16%)
  • Middle school standardized test scores (30%)
  • Teacher Recommendations (15%)
  • PSATâ„¢ 8/9 or Magnet Test scores (30%)
  • Extracurricular, leadership, and other information given in the application and essay (9%)

Application Instructions

Important Dates

October 26, 2017 - 6:00 - 9:00pm Wheeler Magnet Prospective Magnet Student Night

December 1, 2017 - Application Deadline
Applications must be submitted by this date

December 2, 2017, 9:00am - Testing for non-CCSD students, Wheeler HS.

February 16, 2018 - 4:30pm- Admissions Decisions available to Students on the Application Portal

March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm Wheeler Magnet Showcase for Accepted Students

March 18, 2018 - Commitment Deadline (Indicate decision on Application Portal)

March 27, 28, 29, 2017 - Wheeler Magnet New Student Advisement & Registration


Click here to access the Application Portal (Available October 1 - Dec. 1)

Class of 2021 Applicants

  • Applicants: 684
  • Admit Rate: 38%
  • Freshman Class Size: 141

Class of 2021 Scores

  • 7th Grade Math Average: 94
  • 8th Grade Math Average: 93

  • 7th Grade Science Average: 96
  • 8th Grade Science Average: 95

  • Standardized Reading Percentile Average: 95
  • Standardized Math Percentile Average: 96
  • Standardized Science Percentile Average: 93

  • PSAT 8/9 Verbal Percentile Average: 94
  • PSAT 8/9 Math Percentile Average: 95

Stay Informed

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Visiting our Campus
Prospective Magnet Student Night is October 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
This is the best way to learn about the Magnet Program, meet current students, take a student led tour and gather vital information.

For those who aren't able to join us, student led tours are conducted in November.
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