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Engaging and challenging students through the integration of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the Arts, empowering them to become innovative leaders of the future.

STEAM Highlights
Each week we highlight in our Enews an individual or group that has had a significant impact on our STEAM Program. View our STEAM Highlights

Our Journey from STEM to STEAM

square The Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School opened its doors in the fall of 2000 with a science, math, & technology focus and an emphasis in biotechnology and engineering. Read more about our history
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square The CircuitRunners Robotics Team was formed by a group of enthusiastic students and staff members.

square Parents and community leaders created a nonprofit foundation, The Center for Advanced Studies Foundation, to develop financial and volunteer resources to support the needs of The Center for Advanced Studies.
Foundation Logo

square The Magnet Capstone Internship & Research Classes are created to give students opportunities for real-world experiences and a chance to execute independent scientific research.
square The Center for Advanced Studies graduates it's first class of 92 students including 4 National Merit Finalists, the 2004 State PAGE STAR Student, 10 students who scored a perfect score on one or more sections of the SAT and an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist.Graduates

square Created a Post AP Chemical Engineering & Materials Science course giving the students content typically found in an introductory course at the university level.


square Launched Science Spectrum Summer Camp for rising 7th, 8th & 9th grade students who have an interest in Math, Science, and Technology.
Science Spectrum


square Launched Camp GAMES for rising 4th, 5th & 6th grade girls to spark their interest in Math, Science, and Technology.

square  The program was the first in the state to achieve STEM Certification by the state of Georgia.

STEAM Certification
square  The Center for Advanced Studies Summer Camps, Camp GAMES and Science Spectrum, were selected as finalists for the S.T.E.M. Education Awards presented by the Technology Association of GeorgiaSTEM Award

square  The first annual Wheeler STEM Symposium was held in March 2013
STEM Symposium
square Wheeler High School was named an AP STEM School and AP STEM Achievement School square The Wheeler Circuit Runners Robotics Team was chosen by the Selection Committee of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as a finalist for the 2013 STEM Education Awards in the Extracurricular Program category.

square Wheeler wins the 2014 STEM Certified School Outreach Award. Wheeler received this recognition for helping other schools seeking to develop STEM Programs.
STEM Award
square Began offering Post AP Organic Chemistry to give students an introduction to college level Organic Chemistry. square The 2nd annual Wheeler STEM Symposium was held on March 11, 2014. It nearly doubled in scope and size from the inaugural symposium held just a year earlier. 
STEM Symposium
square Developed STEAM and STEM Tracks to give students an option to add Fine Arts to their Magnet Technology requirement. square Launched STEM Explorers Camp for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade boys who have an interest in science and engineering
STEM Explorers

square The STEM Symposium was renamed the STEAM Symposium, including the Arts. The 3rd Annual Symposium took place on March 26, 2015, throughout the Wheeler campus.
STEAM Symposium 2015
square Magnet teachers & staff presented at the NCSSS Conference in Baltimore.
square Wheeler High School was awarded the following AP Recognitions: 2015 AP STEM Achievement School, 2015 AP STEM School, and 2015 AP Humanities School

square Wheeler High School was named an AP STEM School, an AP STEM Achievement School, & an AP Humanities School by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, February 2016. square A group of teachers presented at STEMcon in Cleveland.STEMcon square The Center for Advanced Studies achieved STEM Re-certification by the State of Georgia in April 2016.STEAM Certification
square  The 4th Annual Wheeler STEAM Symposium took place on April 13, 2016, in the brand new Wheeler Arena.STEAM Symposium 2106 square Combined Magnet Foundations Course with AP Computer Science Principles giving all Magnet freshman a basic knowledge of Computer Programming and Engineering with Art integration.
Magnet Foundations class
square All Magnet Freshman read The Martian and content was incorporated into Science, Math and Technology lessons throughout the year.
The Martian

square Magnet STEAM Retreat
STEAM Retreat


square STEAM Cohort 1 was formed and the 1st training took place as an In-service at Wheeler.

square  The Theatre Classes performed "High School Musical" in collaboration with the Visual Arts, Orchestra, Band, Chorus, Drafting, Engineering, and Electronics classes. See Collaboration Video
square Wheeler STEAM Board inaugural meeting December 8, 2016.

square "STEAM Fridays" collaborative training sessions began with Fine Arts, Science, Math, and Technology teacher trainers.STEAM Fridays square  STEAM Cohort 1 visits the High Museum for STEAM trainingSTEAM Cohort square WHS STEAM Padlet created to foster collaboration and spark ideas.
STEAM Padlet
square  Theatre Integration training at Wheeler.
Theatre Integration
square  Magnet students spread STEAM in the Community with demos at Dodgen MS and Eastvalley ES STEM Nights
STEM in the Community

square  Career Week culminating in a Career Fair held April 10 - 14. STEAM Careers were highlighted.
square  The 5th Annual STEAM Symposium
took place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in the Arena.
STEAM Symposium 2017
square  Received STEAM Certification from the State of Georgia! 1st High School Program in Georgia to be STEAM Certified. April 2017
STEAM Celebration
square  STEAM International Tour, June 2017 to Paris, London, and Barcelona.
STEAM International Trip
square  STEAM Certification Ceremony, August 16, 2017
STEAM Certification Ceremony
square  CCSD Board Recognition for being the 1st High School Program in Ga to receive STEAM Certification, August 24, 2017
CCSD Board Recognition
square  2017-18 STEAM Theme

square  The 6th Annual STEAM Symposium
took place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in the Arena.
square  All of our feeder Elementary Schools took part in the 2018 STEAM Symposium.
square  2018 STEAM Advisory Board
square STEAM Staff Development

square  Physics & Art Integration
square  Shrek, The Musical

square Gingerbread House Project - Culinary, Engineering, & Drafting
2019 and Beyond - Visit STEAM Highlights to see what we're up to
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