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Magnet Curriculum

The Center offers an accelerated and advanced course of study focusing on medical biotechnology, engineering/robotics, chemical engineering and advanced chemistry. The program culminates in senior research and internships with local business and institution partners.

Magnet students take magnet specific math & science courses and the rest of their courses are taken at an honors or AP level in a blended environment with other high-achieving Wheeler students.

We are constantly adding to and adjusting our curriculum to meet the needs of our students.

Students have the opportunity to take twice as many math and science courses as they would in a traditional curriculum.

Foundations Courses
All freshmen magnet students take a Magnet Foundations course in combination with AP Computer Science Principles to give them a broad base understanding of computer science and how technology impacts our world.

Science Course Requirements
Minimum of 5 magnet designated science courses
Required courses:

  • Magnet Biology
  • Magnet Chemistry
  • AP Physics 1
  • 2 Additional Magnet Designated Science Courses
  • Magnet Research & Internship (prerequisite is 2 math &/or
      science courses at the AP level or higher)

Math Course Requirements
Minimum of Calculus and 1 AP level math course
Required courses:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • PreCalculus
  • Calculus (AP or Honors)
  • 1 or more AP or Post AP level Math Courses

Technology Requirement
All students complete a Magnet STEM or STEAM track. The STEM track consists of 4 Magnet approved Technology classes. The STEAM track consists of 2 Magnet approved Technology courses and 2 Magnet approved Fine Arts courses.

Online Courses
Students have the option of taking online courses if:

  • The course is not a math, science, or technology course and
  • The course is not offered at Wheeler or
  • The Wheeler course does not fit into their schedule or
  • The student is taking the course above and beyond the 8 courses taken each year *

It is important that students and parents confirm the level and quality points for any online course before registering. Some quality points may be different based on the official level of the course.

If the online course is one of the students four courses in a given semester, they will have a block during the school day to work on the online course, and no fee will be assessed.

If the student takes the course above and beyond the four taken in a given semester or during summer school, a fee will be charged according to Cobb Virtual Academy or Georgia Virtual fee schedules.

* Starting with the Class of 2023, students will only be allowed to take one online course, Health and Personal Fitness, as tuition above and beyond the eight courses at Wheeler. That course can be taken any year or over summer.  Exceptions will be made only in situations where it is necessary to take the additional courses in order to graduate on time.

For the Class of 2022, students will only be allowed to take any one online course as tuition above and beyond the eight courses here, during their time at Wheeler.  That course can be any course taken any year.  Exceptions will be made only in situations where it is necessary to take the additional courses in order to graduate on time.

For courses offered by both Cobb Virtual and Georgia Virtual, students are required to register with Cobb Virtual. Students must correspond first with Ms. Regitsky in order to register for any online courses.

Math, Science, Technology & Fine Art Courses

Curriculum by Grade Level


For detailed descriptions of courses please download Wheeler's Course Catalogue by clicking the link below.



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