Magnet Participation Requirements

At North Cobb School For International Studies, we believe that students need to be involved in their campus and their community. Our Magnet students participate in extracurricular activities on our campus, give back to their community through service, and take advantage of the wealth of IS-related activities that the Atlanta area offers.

The following requirements must be met each year:

  1. Community Service
  2. Extra-curricular activities
  3. International Studies Experiences

Minimum of two community service activities. Students document their community service hours and submit them to the library or interdisciplinary lab. North Cobb High School (not the magnet program) awards graduation medals to any student who documents:

  • 100 hours for a bronze medal
  • 150 hours for a silver medal
  • 200 hours for a gold medal
The magnet coordinator will consult the library’s list to confirm that students have completed their two community service activities each semester. No forms go to the Magnet office.


Minimum of 1 major activity + one minor activity each year. Major activities include all interscholastic sports and most competitive clubs/activities: Examples of competitive clubs/activities include:

  • Tribal Connections
  • Model UN
  • Kennesaw Youth Council
  • Young Aldermen
  • Science Fair
  • Science Olympiad
  • Mock Trial
  • Robotics/TSA
  • Images
  • GHP
  • Science Club
  • NCHS Drama Production
  • Competition One-Act Play
  • Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Academic Team
  • Marching Band
  • Any NCHS Athletic Team
  • SAVE Club
  • Well-Being Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Interact
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Reflections
  • Beta Clu
  • National Honor Society
  • Art/Photo Club
  • Key Club
  • FBLA
  • DECA
  • Amnesty International
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Any Essay Competition
  • Computer club
Complete the Extra-Curricular Activities form and turn in to the Magnet Coordinator by May 1st of each school year.


Minimum of 2 per year. International experiences are events, outside of school, which students take part in that relate to our international studies focus. They range from cultural festivals to museum exhibits. The Magnet program takes part in several “conversations” at the Carter Center each year after school hours, but there are limitless opportunities for students and families to take part in events that are of personal interest to them. Please fill out the International Events form and turn in to the Magnet Coordinator by May 1st of each school year.