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Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
340 Aviation Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30060
As the name suggests, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy educates the city's sixth grade public school students, nearly 600 ofMore them. With a focus on a single grade, the school is designed to help students transition from elementary to middle school. The academy has adopted the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program, meaning that its academic program encourages students to develop global perspectives through inquiry-based learning and critical thinking. The school also offers the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) magnet program, which is geared for students with a high interest in those subjects. Dayton Hibbs is the principal of this Marietta City school.
Marietta City Schools
250 Howard St NE, Marietta, GA 30060
Marietta City Schools educates about 8,000 students with the City of Marietta in eight elementary schools, a sixth-gradeMore academy, a middle schools and a high school. The school system and its schools have earned numerous awards and honors. Four schools have earned designation as a Georgia School of Excellence with one earning one as a National School of Excellence. The system is also an International Baccalaureate World School district, one of few offering the challenging curriculum from kindergarten through high school. The school district is one of Cobb County's largest employers with about 1,200 faculty, staff and other personnel. A seven-member Board of Education, elected by ward every four years, approve policy and direction of the school district. For day-to-day operations, the board appoints a school superintendent.
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