Information for Class of 2027 Magnet Applicants

Important Application Dates

October 1: Portal Opens at
October 25: North Cobb Magnet Open House 6-8pm
December 1: Portal Closes - Applications MUST be submitted!
Mid-January: All teacher recommendations are due. Coordinators will reach out to those teachers who haven't submitted.
***Non CCSD students: Be sure to scan/email your final First Semester 8th grade transcript to all magnet programs to which you applied! Include any standardized testing (IOWA, Stanford, ERB, MAP, etc.) taken during middle school as well!
February 17: Magnet decisions posted to portal at 4:30pm (same place you applied)
March 9: North Cobb Spring Showcase for Accepted Students
March 15: Student commitments must be indicated in portal for magnet programs to which they've been accepted
March 21: North Cobb Magnet Registration for Class of 2027 (see below)

Stay in Touch!

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Email Magnet Coordinator:; Magnet Counselor:

Freshmen Registration

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:30pm

*Information regarding available electives, world language preferences, fine arts participation and math level will be emailed to both students and parents (who are accepted on February 18th and commit to attend North Cobb School for International Studies by March 15th) by Tueday, March 22nd.

EF: AP Human Geography in Latin America Tour

Proposed Dates: February 17-25, 2024 (February Break - No school missed!)

Registration: March 21, 2023 (Following Rising 9th grade registration)

Curriculum: Customized tour to Costa Rica & Panama that contains elements of all 7 AP Human Geography units and multiple foundational principles of Magnet Biology

Travel from the bottom of the rainforest to the treetops exploring the flora and fauna of this incredible ecosystem with your classmates and teachers! We also typically see sloths and tapir wild in the park!
Learn about Latin American agriculture while in an organic Costa Rican pineapple field instead of just sitting in a classroom!
Stay at the base of Arenal Volcano and hike in the national park!
Zipline on Latin America's longest zip (and many others) after studying and hiking through the rainforest!
Participate in a cultural exchange with Costa Rican students at a rural school!
Hike through the clouds at Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve to uncover another amazing Costa Rican ecosystem!
Enjoy a cultural folklore evening in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, before flying on to Panama! Amazing dinner and stunning views from above the city!
Explore the ruins of Casco Viejo in Panama City with a local expert to learn about the pre- and post-colonial history of the capital!
Explore the Biomuseo designed by renowned architect Frank Gehryand showcasing the evolutionary biological history of the isthmus!
Stand inches from the container ships traversing the Panama Canal at the locks at Miraflores to learn about international trade via shipping containers!
Take a boat ride on Gatun Lake which was formed due to the creation of the Panama Canal and home to islands full of monkeys!
Travel via dugout canoe via the Chagres River to an Embera village to learn about indigenous people in Panama!