Marietta City Schools

Marietta City Schools (MCS), located in Marietta just north of Atlanta, became one of the state of Georgia’s first Charter Systems in June 2008. In addition to K-5 elementary schools, a middle school, and high school, MCS has a sixth grade academy with an IB Middle Years and STEM magnet programs, and a STEM magnet 3rd-5th grade school. Their innovative approaches to education include the concept of Choice Academies.

In high school, MCS students can select from career pathways, IB diploma/certificate, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), or early college programs.

The Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA), the 3rd– 5th grade STEM magnet school, has collaborated with Tech Matters and Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) beginning in 2008. Activities include educational computer game design and collaboration, introduction to computer programming using Scratch in Tech Club, and Web 2.0 integration.

The Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA), Marietta’s 6th grade STEM magnet school began working with Tech Matters and SPSU in 2010, to extend the Games for Learning Collaboratory into 6th grade.  MSGA game activity included the development of Micro Games focusing on the economic concept of debt.

Marietta City Schools illustrate how you can teach the standards in different and innovative ways.

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