The Center offers an accelerated and advanced course of study focusing on medical biotechnology, engineering/robotics, chemical engineering and advanced chemistry. The program culminates in senior research and internships with local business and institution partners.
Magnet students take magnet specific math & science courses, but the rest of their courses are taken at an honors or AP level in a blended environment with other high-achieving Wheeler students.
We are constantly adding to and adjusting our curriculum to meet the needs of our students.
Students have the opportunity to take twice as many math and science courses as they would in a traditional curriculum.
All freshmen magnet students take a Magnet Foundations or Foundations of Engineering course to prepare them for the various technologies and skills necessary to be successful in the program.
Minimum of 10 magnet courses in math & science
Science Course Requirements
- Magnet Biology
- Magnet Chemistry
- AP Physics 1
- 2 Additional Magnet Designated Science Courses
- Magnet Research & Internship (prerequisite is 2 math &/or
science courses at the AP level or higher)
Math Course Requirements
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- 1 or more AP level Math Courses
All students complete a Magnet STEM or STEAM track. The STEM track consists of 4 Magnet approved Technology classes. The STEAM track consists of 2 Magnet approved Technology courses and 2 Magnet approved Fine Arts courses.
Students have the option of taking online courses if:
- The course is not offered at Wheeler or
- The Wheeler course does not fit into their schedule or
- The student is taking the course above and beyond the 8 courses taken each year
It is important that students and parents confirm the level and quality points for any online course before registering. Some quality points may be different based on the official level of the course.
If the online course is one of the students four courses in a given semester, they will have a block during the school day to work on the online course, and no fee will be assessed. If the student takes the course above and beyond the four taken in a given semester or during summer school, a fee will be charged according to Cobb Virtual Academy or Georgia Virtual fee schedules.
For courses offered by both Cobb Virtual and Georgia Virtual, students are required to register with Cobb Virtual. Students must correspond first with Dr. Crooks and then with Ms. Moudgal in order to register for any online courses.
Math, Science, & Technology Courses
Curriculum by Grade Level