On Wednesday, December 11, Mayor Steve Tumlin and City Council honored the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, a district magnet school, for its continued excellence by naming December 11, 2013, The Marietta Center for Advanced Academics Day.
MCAA, included in the Marietta City School District, is a unique elementary magnet school where students experience a curriculum emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a one-on-one computing environment.
MCAA faculty members are Gifted Certified and many staff members have additional training in math, science and other subjects. The school also extends student learning through a variety of school clubs that focus on the integration of arts and engineering through service to the community.
The US Department of Education named MCAA a National Blue Ribbon School in October of this year, one of only nine schools in Georgia and one of 286 nationwide to receive the award. MCAA was the highest performing school in Georgia on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). In addition, MCAA has won numerous awards over the years including:
- 2010 Georgia School of Excellence
- 2011 Georgia Student Achievement Platinum Award
- 2012 Georgia School of Excellence
- 2012 SMART Showcase School Designation by SMART Technologies
- 2012 Georgia Department of Education STEM Certified School, first STEM certified school in Georgia
More info: Mayor's Office, 770-794-5502