Award Year: 2019

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

311 Aviation Road
Marietta, GA, 30060-2463

(770) 420-0822

Dr. Tricia Patterson, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

Marietta City Schools District

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MCAA will be Above the Line as we provide an advanced STEM education with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 21%
  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic: 19%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
MCAA Rockets are Above the Line - All the Time!

MCAA Rockets are Above the Line - All the Time!

MCAA is a magnet school, serving grades 3-5, in the Marietta City School District. Our students experience an accelerated curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) in a one-to-one computing environment. Our program emphasizes building the problem solvers of tomorrow while using engineering concepts as the common thread throughout all subjects. Students learn through an interdisciplinary approach in a project based learning environment.

MCAA is for children with an unquenchable thirst for learning. Our comprehensive and rigorous instructional program is based on the Georgia Standards for Excellence and is connected through integrated, interdisciplinary units of instruction. By using a balance of texts and technological resources, we provide an education that is challenging at higher levels and faster-paced than most traditional elementary learning environments. Our children master academic goals and problem-solving skills through a blend of creative, hands-on projects, and scientific investigation. MCAA students embark on a journey of active learning and experience instruction that provides them with a sense of accomplishment and productivity. As we encourage our students to go "Above the Line" as we uphold high standards of academic achievement.

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics enjoys a rich history of academic excellence that is the direct result of collegial partnerships between the school staff, parents and community members. The school was the first Georgia State STEM Certified School and is an AdvancEd STEM Certified school and has been a Georgia Platinum Award winner for Student Achievement for numerous years.