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Bartow County Schools To Offer Magnet Programs

All students around Bartow County can apply to any of the three respective magnet programs beginning in 2020-2021.

BARTOW COUNTY, GA — The Bartow County School System is developing magnet programs it hopes to offer in 2020. If approved by the Bartow County Board of Education, three magnet programs will be developed in Adairsville, Cass, and Woodland High schools, the district said in a news release.

The Center for Advanced Science, Math, and Technology Studies will be located at Adairsville High School, the Center for Advanced International Studies will take shape at Cass High School, and the Center for Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences will be stationed at Woodland High School.

“We are excited to begin implementing the STEM Magnet program at AHS to continue the work that both Clear Creek Elementary and Adairsville Middle School have begun with their recent STEM Certification,” AHS principal Bruce Mulkey said in the release. “Additionally, the program will give Bartow County students access to advanced academic classes and pathways that we have not been able to offer before. Our staff is looking forward to supporting students as they pursue specialized interests in the areas of math, science, and technology.”

All students in and around Bartow County can apply to any of the three respective magnet programs. Limited space will be available for children who attend schools outside the Bartow County School System. A selective admissions process, currently in development, will be based on grades, test scores, teacher recommendations, and interviews or auditions if applicable, the district said.

Prospective 8th grade students are encouraged to attend a Magnet Open House this fall and complete the application process by December. Selected students will be notified by February. The first cohort of freshman magnet students will begin at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the district added.