BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. (September 30, 2019) – Class of 2024 – sharpen those pencils and take note – an unprecedented opportunity is at your fingertips. If you take hold, a new advanced academic experience, filled with enrichment beyond the classroom, awaits!

Admission into Adairsville High School’s Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Technology, and Math could mean you are one step closer to pioneering modern software or video games.

Cass High School’s Center for Advanced International Studies may take you to a foreign country where work among multinational corporations is commonplace.

Woodland High School’s Center for Advanced Studies in Medical Science brings unparalleled opportunities inside a sponsoring hospital, learning from some of the top medical professionals in the state.

If you are a current eighth-grade student who is motivated and has a passion for learning, then the Bartow County School System encourages you to apply to one or all of the magnet programs housed at Adairsville, Cass, and Woodland high schools. Transportation is available. Extracurricular activities, such as sports or clubs, remain available to students involved in these magnet programs.

Due to limited space at each program, students inside and outside the county, are selected through a highly competitive, rigorous application process based on grades, test scores, PSAT 8/9 results, recommendations and written responses.

For additional program requirements, the Bartow County School System urges you to attend an informational meeting at the Grand Theatre in Cartersville October 10 at 7 p.m.

Take note, the application window will open November 1 and close December 20. In February 2020, applicants will be notified of acceptance. The new programs officially launch August 2020.

The creation of these unrivaled opportunities affects the entire school system. Students below eighth-grade can prepare now for future admittance into these magnet programs, and high school students not involved in the magnet program can still take advantage of new Advanced Placement course offerings.