Joseph Wheeler High School
Wheeler High School is located in northeast Cobb County, Georgia, United States. It is near the city of Marietta, about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of downtown Atlanta. Wheeler has been in operation since 1965. It is a public high school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
|Joseph Wheeler High School|
375 Holt Rd.
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Cobb County School District|
|Teaching staff||123.50 (on an FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||17.53|
Wheeler High School entrance
The Center For Advanced Studies in Science, Math, & TechnologyEdit
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Wheeler High School's Center For Advanced Studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) began teaching classes in 1999. Since then, it has accepted about 100 freshmen every year. Wheeler's program is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. The coursework allows magnet students to begin taking college-level courses in math and science by eleventh grade and participating in internships at local businesses by twelfth grade. In 2014 the magnet program earned the STEM Certified School Outreach from Tag-Ed, a Georgia STEM organization.
Wheeler High School has been under heavy construction since 2011 to get a new building. The area around the magnet building was expanded to house a new gym and a performing arts center.
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- "Winners Announced for Third Annual STEM Education Awards". TAG EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
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