Established in 2000, the Academy of Mathematics, Science, & Technology, one of six Cobb County Magnet school, seamlessly infuses into the 319,000 square-foot Kennesaw Mountain High School (KMHS) campus. The Academy is affiliated with The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS). Admission is possible through a competitive application process that includes the evaluation of standardized test scores, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, teacher recommendations, and written communications skills. Within the academy, students have many advanced learning opportunities. Academically motivated students transcend traditional curricula and explore post-secondary level courses on the KMHS campus. This program includes rigorous and challenging courses beyond the honor’s level college preparatory curriculum. In addition to being taught at an accelerated pace, students explore ideas in more depth and apply a higher level of cognitive thinking, synthesis, and application. Academy students are actively involved in many extracurricular activities, including athletics, fine arts, and school clubs in order to achieve balance and a well-rounded high school experience. The capstone to the program involves research equivalent to a mini-dissertation with a corresponding internship with a local institution of higher learning, professional group, or business. Students present their research to community leaders, faculty, and KMHS alumni. Graduates of the Academy perform at the highest academic levels and matriculate at prestigious universities throughout the country.