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Interested in the Walton
STEM Academy?

Check out the presentations on our Information Page and the STEM Academy brochure below!  The powerpoint from our November 2022 information Meeting is provided as well as some travel opportunities in our STEM academy too.

STEM Students in Action

Welcome Freshman
Class of 2026! 

Tremont fieldtrip: Dec. 1-3

Look for information coming soon!

Walton STEM Academy’s Guiding Principles



Monday November 13th, 2023 

6:30 PM in the Walton Theater

2022-2023 Upcoming Events

Informational Meeting  
Walton High School Theater 

November 13, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Applications Due to Walton High School

December 15, 2023

Report Cards submitted by students outside of Cobb County School District

January 5, 2024

Admission Decisions will be emailed to applicants

February 16, 2024


FAQ Night for students/parents offered admission to STEM          

February 27, 2024  6:00 PM 

Intent letters due back to Walton by accepted students

March 1, 2024

STEM Academy Student Highlights

Congratulations to Tianyue "Jack" Xu, AMS class of 2023, for being recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of four Georgia students, a prestigious honor for the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

"Jack has truly demonstrated the qualities of an exemplary student," said proud Walton Principal Richard Tischler. "His commitment to excellence, intellectual curiosity, and passion for learning has made him a deserving recipient. The U.S. Presidential Scholar is a highly competitive and nationally recognized honor, and it is a source of immense pride for all us of at Walton to see his talent and dedication recognized with this prestigious award."

For Jack, his future endeavors will include attending Princeton University in the Fall. He is also a very accomplished pianist and was a varsity athlete on the Walton Swim and Dive team for the last four years.

He was also selected as one of two National Merit Corporate Scholarship Winners in the District. He is receiving his scholarship from State Farm, which is where his father works. 

Beyond the classroom, Jack likes to volunteer and serve those in his community. In high school, he volunteered more than 400 hours and was named three times for Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. After scoring perfect scores on both his SAT and PSAT, he organized an SAT camp fundraiser for money for the Center of Children and Young Adults, a youth homeless shelter located in Cobb County. 


Congratulations to freshman Lauren Cohn, BMS class of 2026. Lauren’s project, Gene Delivery Using Mechanoporation Enhanced in Zero Gravity, was selected for Honorable Mention in the Genes in Space competition. A total of 820 student teams contributed proposals to Genes in Space 2023, of which five projects were selected as finalists, and ten projects received honorable mention. Genes in space challenges students in grades 7 through 12 to design DNA experiments that address a challenge in space exploration. The winner’s experiment will be carried out on the International Space Station!  Lauren, congratulations for being in the top 2%, an outstanding achievement!


Congratulations! Catherine Jiao, a senior in the Advanced Math and Science pathway of the STEM academy, was named a top 300 scholar in the 82nd Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. A total of 1,949 students around the country entered the competition this year, which is owned and produced by Society for Science. This is an extraordinary accomplishment deserving of much celebration.


Engage Inspire Empower



Foster student curiosity in science, technology, math, and engineering, to cultivate joy in learning and build the confidence to engage as ethical leaders capable of addressing the world’s most significant issues.


Statements of Purpose

  • To develop strong interpersonal, communication, research, and technical skills necessary to compete in an ever changing global society.

  • To establish high academic, social, and ethical expectations.

  • To foster mastery of both knowledge and skills utilizing innovative resources and authentic experiences.

  • To collaborate and cooperate locally and globally within the STEM community.

  • To build partnerships with community stakeholders which will strengthen our program and enhance the lives of our students.

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Marietta, GA 30062   

​Tel: 770-578-3225 ​

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