Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science (MTA) is an innovative magnet school that is dedicated to helping students become cooperative problem solvers and purposeful users of technology, prepared for the 21st century. The faculty and staff at MTA understand that all children bring their own gifts and talents to school. Our goal is to build on those talents by engaging students in best teaching practices while integrating problem solving and technology.
At MTA, we offer experiences that follow the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) philosophy. STEM education is an interdisciplinary teaching approach that is paired with real-world, problem-based learning. STEM removes the traditional barriers between the four disciplines by integrating them into one cohesive teaching and learning experience. A STEM-literate student is not only an innovator and critical thinker, but a person who is able to make meaningful connections between school, community, work and global issues. STEM skills are increasingly valuable in the work force.
Requirements to Apply
Families whose children would thrive in our focused environment and who desire to make a commitment to active involvement in our magnet school are encouraged to apply through our magnet application process. Any Hall County School District student in upcoming grades kindergarten-fifth grade may apply. Parents of students who live outside the school attendance zone must provide transportation for their children to and from school.
2022 – 2023 Application and Selection Procedure
1. Parents/Guardians and students complete a Student Application and submit it to the main office of MTA in person or by mail: Martin Technology Academy 4216 Martin Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542
2. Completed application packets will be reviewed by the MTA Selection Committee. Students will be selected based on availability in each grade level, strength of the application, and family commitment.
3. Committee decisions are final. Applicants not selected during the initial review may have the option of applying to MTA with the House Bill 251 Transfer Request Form and may be admitted depending on available space.
4. Applications must be received on or before March 18, 2022. Parents will be notified by phone the status of their child’s application by April 15, 2022. Parents must accept or decline by April 22, 2022.
*Parents of upcoming kindergarten students will be notified of the status of their child’s application in late April, after the HCSD kindergarten registration.
Downloadable Application: https://mta.hallco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/MTA-Magnet-Application-Final-Copy-22-23.pdf
If a family does not live within the Hall County School District and would like to apply to attend a Hall County school, the Out-of-District application period for enrollment in the 2022-2023 school year will open up on March 1, 2022. For an application to be considered, student application and official transcript should show, at a minimum, satisfactory behavior and attendance, as well as average or above-average achievement with no history of failing courses.
If a student is accepted into the Hall County School District, then he/she will be offered a seat at the requested school if there is available space at the requested school.
Accepted out-of-district students pay tuition of $1,000 per student.
If you are interested in applying, please check this webpage for the application and important information about this process.
In District Transfer Request: House Bill 251:
If you are interested in applying, please check this webpage on February 8, 2022 for the application and important information about this process.
A parent or guardian who resides in the Hall County School District may request to transfer his or her child to another public school in the school district for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
As a parent or guardian, you can request to have your child transferred to another public school within the school district as long as the district has determined that there is available classroom space at the school you requested. If you choose to transfer your child to another school in the district, the law requires you to assume all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of your child to and from the school.
If a parent requests a transfer to a school that does not have the services required by the current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Accommodation Plan (IAP), HB 251 does not require the school to develop those services as long as they are available within the local school system. Students who transfer under HB 251 are subject to GHSA eligibility requirements.
In the event a particular school has available space and the number of transfer requests exceeds the remaining available capacity, transfer requests will be reviewed and approved or denied on the basis of a lottery. Once available classroom space is reached at a school, no more transfers will be accepted at that school.