CHS IB Admissions Decisions Posted

Congratulations to the 8th grade students who have been accepted into the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Campbell High School! After reading over 600 applications, the Admissions Committee took great care in selecting approximately 200 candidates from 37 different schools who will contribute to our legacy of high achievement. Our faculty and staff look forward to working with you over the next four years in Cobb County’s only International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

In an effort to assist your decision making for next year, we will host an Open House for Accepted Students on Thursday, March 2nd from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Livingston Auditorium at Campbell High School. Teachers, current students, IB alumni, and parents will be available to share their personal experiences and to answer questions that you might have concerning Campbell IB. We hope that you will plan to attend this special evening in order to get all the information you need about our school and program.

All parking for the event will be in the stadium parking lot off of Fleming Street. The easiest access point is from Atlanta Road; turn onto Fleming Street and proceed straight until you arrive in the football stadium parking lot. Belmont Blvd is another access point if the Atlanta Rd/Fleming St intersection gets backed up. From the roundabout, go past Smyrna Elementary on your right to intersect with Fleming St. Turn right again and proceed to the stadium lot. Use the following map to see more details about where to arrive and park: OpenHouseMap.

If you are unable to attend, please contact the IB Program Coordinator to schedule a visit for another time.

In addition to CHSIB website, current and former students created two Facebook pages for interested applicants to view during the application and decision season. The first link will take you to an open forum for students and parents to ask questions about IB–the classes, the teachers, the workload, the social experience, the extracurricular options, or anything else on your mind. A group of current IB students moderate this page, and they will respond directly to any questions you might have. Click on the link and ask away:
Link: IB Information and Support Facebook Page

The next link is dedicated to the network of CHS IB Alumni whose experiences have prepared them to thrive in college, travel the world, and gain employment in a wide range of fields. Since the IB Diploma prepares students to succeed in any discipline, not just one or two, you will be able to see what is possible through an IB education. We are very proud of our graduates and their accomplishments, and I know you will enjoy reading about them.
Link: CHS IB Alumni Page

Private school, homeschool, and out-of-district students have the opportunity to participate in a “shadow day” during which you can visit the school to see first-hand what makes CHS IB a wonderful place to learn. These days are hosted by our current students, and they are scheduled individually with the IB Coordinator, so please contact him if you are interested in a particular date.

Finally, and most importantly, students must confirm their acceptance by the end of the day on March 20, 2017 In the magnet application portal ( Each student must make his/her selection so we can plan and prepare for student registration, course selection, and your first steps as a member of CHS IB. We are thrilled to have you join our program and school as a member of the CHS IB Class of 2021!

Once again, congratulations on your acceptance! By selecting the IB Program, you are joining an exclusive and remarkable population of students around the world. We look forward to seeing you soon at our Open House for Accepted Students on Thursday, March 2nd from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. This will be one more chance to meet the amazing students, fabulous teachers, and generous parents who make CHS IB a special place for you to learn and grow over the next four years. If you have questions, want to make an appointment with the IB Coordinator, or need more information, please contact us:

Magnet/IB Coordinator:
IB Office: 678-842-6856

How to Apply for Admission to CHS IB

The online application for current 8th graders seeking admission to CHS IB is available October 1, 2016 at the following address:

Students should complete and submit their online application for the CHS IB magnet program. All instructions are listed in the portal. You will need to have a valid email address that you check frequently because all instructions and communications will be done via email. Remember that you will be submitting four teacher recommendations, and you must have your teachers’ names/email addresses for that part of the application. Teachers will receive the notice about recommendations once you submit the application, and they have until mid-January to submit their references.

Private/home school students are able to complete the online application as well. In addition to the application, we will need you to submit an official academic transcript from 7th and 8th grade that includes grades and standardized test scores. This information should be submitted in December/January so that we have all the information to make informed admissions decisions in February.

All applications must be submitted by the end of the day on December 1, 2016; anything entered into the portal after that date cannot be accepted. Please be sure to click the SUBMIT button on the last page to be sure your information is entered completely. Email Dan Penick, the IB Program Coordinator, or call CHS IB at 678-842-6856 if you have any questions or problems with the application.

The Open House for all students and families interested in the IB Diploma Program will be held on THURSDAY, October 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Livingston Auditorium at Campbell High School. If you were unable to attend the Open House event, please contact the IB Coordinator, Dan Penick, to make alternate arrangements for a visit to the school in November.

Interested students and families can also access the IB Information and Support page on Facebook to ask questions about the program, Campbell High School, and the application process. Our current students, parents, and faculty members are happy to respond to your inquiries about the IB Program, the application process, magnet school choices, and Campbell High School.

21st Century Leaders Summer Programs

21st Century Leaders is seeking rising sophomore, junior, senior high school students all across Georgia to join our premier leadership and talent development program.

Accepted students will stay on a college campus for one-week with other like-minded peers this summer, where they will receive hands-on experiences with high-level executives from companies like Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, Georgia Power, and many more!

Two Summer Leadership Institutes – Application Deadline Feb. 28th
• SYLI@Goizueta– June 4- 9, 2017
o Emory University’s Goizueta Business School
o Business/Entrepreneurship and Leadership Focus
o 75 students selected from around the state
• Turner Voices Youth Media Institute (Click to learn more)– June 18 – 23, 2017
o Sponsored by Turner – FREE to Attend
o Georgia Institute of Technology
o Media, Journalism, Production and Leadership Focus
o Only rising juniors and seniors eligible
o 75 students selected from around the state

1 Summer Leadership Institute – App. Deadline March 26th
• EarthCare– June 11-16, 2017
o Sponsored by Georgia Power (FREE to attend)
o Georgia College & State University
o Environmental/Sustainability and Leadership Focus
o 90 students selected from around the state

Please let us know if you have any questions about the application process or our program! Feel free to email our Program Manager directly at or call us at 404-373-7441.

Learn more here:

9th and 10th Grade Advisement

Rising 11th grade students and parents parents have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Penick (or Mr. Jones) between March 7 – 10 to review the academic transcript, select IB subjects for 11th and 12th grade, review the four-year plan, discuss SAT/ACT plans, and preview the IB Diploma years.  Please use the following link to sign up:

Rising 10th grade students and parents parents have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Penick (or Mr. Jones) between March 13-14, 16-17, or 20-21 to create the four-year plan, register for 10th grade classes, and discuss the transition to the next phase of their IB Program experience.  Please use the following link to sign up:

NOTE: Parent attendance is optional, but each student must participate in an advisement conference.  We always encourage parent attendance for those who are able. Please select the date/time that works best for you and your student.  If you cannot attend, the student will be able to share with you the content of the advisement conference, and you can follow up with us if you have any questions.

Model UN Earns Multiple Awards at UGA!

Congratulations to Mr. Gagnier and the Model UN team for their excellent performance at the UGA Conference last weekend!  The following members won awards:

Nico Luzum: Outstanding Delegate (the highest award!)

Tara Lakdwala: Distinguished Delegate

Gigi McGaughey: Distinguished Delegate

Karan Pol: Honorable Delegate

John Schmidt: Honorable Delegate

MUN (2)


Junior Advisement Conferences

Rising Seniors and parents have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Penick (or Mr. Jones) to review the academic transcript, review the four-year plan, discuss graduation requirements, review SAT/ACT plans, and preview the senior year (scheduling, college plans, etc.)

Parent attendance is optional, but we always encourage attendance for those who are able. Please select the date/time that works best for you and your student.  This email is being sent to both Parents/Guardians when available (not students), so please schedule a single time for your student even if you will not be attending.

Click HERE to sign up.