Thank you for your interest in the North Cobb School for International Studies

Open House

Potential applicants and their parents or guardians are invited to join our faculty and staff at our Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 25th, starting at 6:00pm in North Cobb's Performing Arts Center! This event marks the best opportunity to gain a true appreciation of our program and to best determine if NCSIS if the right fit for your student.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be an incoming 9th Grade Student
  • Must reside in the Cobb County School District
  • Must complete and submit the online application by December 1st, 2022.
Admissions Criteria
  • Strong middle school grades (7th and 8th) in Science, Social Studies, English Language.
  • Excellent standardized test scores (Iowa and PSAT 8/9)
  • Strong communication skills (essay question on application)
  • Outstanding recommendations from middle school teachers.
  • Demonstrated interest in global learning
Important Dates
  • October 1, 2023: Online application system opens. Follow this LINK  to apply.
  • October 15, 2023: Non-CCSD Magnet Testing @ North Cobb High School (registration/payment required)
  • October 24th, 2023: NCSIS Open House for Prospective Students: 6:00-8:00pm
  • October 2-31, 2023: Digital PSAT/NMSQT (10th and 11th)
  • December 1, 2023: Online Applications due, submitted.
  • February 2, 2024 @ 4:30 PM: Admissions Decisions posted in the magnet application portal (sign in to CCSD magnet portal). CITA will email decisions to applicants.
  • February 8, 2024: Magnet Showcase for Accepted Students–6:00 to 8:00PM in NCHS Arena
  • March 1, 2024: Deadline for students to select program and indicate commitment in magnet portal or through the CITA form.
  • March 21, 2024: North Cobb Magnet Registration of Class of 2027
Private School, Home School, and Applicants Not Currently attending a Cobb County School

Request that your Middle School send the following:

  • Most recent nationally-normed test score, showing national percentile ranking (NPR). Most common are ITBS or Stanford Achievement Test.
  • 7th & 8th grade transcripts

    Mail, FAX or email to:
    James Auld
    North Cobb School for International Studies
    North Cobb High School
    3400 Hwy. 293 North
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    FAX: 770-975-6687

Admissions Testing

The PSAT 8/9 will be administered to all 8th graders in the Cobb County School District during October/November at your middle school. This test will count as a key component of your Magnet Admissions score. Visit PSAT 8/9 for more information about this test.

NON-CCSD 8th Grade Students will be tested on dates/times TBD.