Welcome to Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy:

The BEST Middle School in the WORLD!


                     Mrs. Brenda M. Merritt,

                                                Proud Principal

Alexis Wright: 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

Seventh grade ELA teacher, Ms. Alexis Wright, was selected by her peers to represent FSLMA as TEACHER OF THE YEAR!  Congratulations Ms. Wright!

2019 Winter Fine Arts Extravaganza

Ms. Simonton’s theatre arts students portray Santa and the Elves at the annual Winter Fine Arts Exravaganza!

PBIS Field Trip

FSLMA Behavior All-Stars enjoying themselves at our first P.R.I.D.E. event field trip to Stars & Strikes!

FSLMA Robotics Team Wins!

Robotics Girls Club wins Core Values Award at Columbus State University FFL Regional Competition on December 7, 2019.

Spelling Bee

On November 14, 2019, Aden Jones and Jordan Daigle won the annual FSLMA Spelling Bee.  This event was organized by ELA teachers Ms. Alexis Wright and Mrs. Angel Washington.  Congratulations to all who participated! 

Flag Retirement Ceremony

On September 5, 2019, three Muscogee County JROTC seniors conducted a Flag Retirement Ceremony.  The old flag, which has been proudly flying over FSLMA for years, was retired and handed over to Principal Brenda Merritt.  This patriotic event was a wonderful way to begin FSLMA’s 2019 Open House. GO PATRIOTS!


Our Fearless Leaders

Mrs. Brenda Merritt–Principal, Mrs. Mary Godfrey–Assistant Principal, Ms. Madeline Boykin–Academic Dean and Ms. Elizabeth Bryan–Magnet Coordinator

Keep Columbus Beautiful, 2019

On October 5, 2019, FSLMA magnet students learned about service learning by participating in an event called “Help the Hooch.”

The Amazing 2019-20 Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Brenda Merritt, Proud Principal

2019 Student Success Summit

FSLMA won the trophy for “Most Teachers Attended” at the middle school level.


Tuesday, February 4th:  Second Round of Girls Basketball Playoffs, 7pm

The Lady Patriots are on to the second round of playoffs! FSLMA will play Rothschild Middle School.  This game will be played at Double Churches Middle School. GO PATRIOTS!!!

Wednesday, February 5th:  Second Round of Boys Basketball Playoffs, 7pm

The Mighty Patriots are on to the second round of playoffs! FSLMA will play Eddy Middle School.  This game will be played at Double Churches Middle School. GO PATRIOTS!!!

Friday, February 7th:  Progress Reports

Students will be bringing home their progress reports for the third nine weeks today.

Monday, February 17th:  President’s Day

NO SCHOOL–Enjoy your three-day weekend.

Friday, February 21st:  Sadie Hawkins Dance, 6:30pm

Girls invite boys to this one!  Dance will be held for FSLMA students only.  Dance location will be the old gym.  $7.00 cover charge. School dress code still applies.

Tuesday, February 25th:  Elementary to Middle School Transition Luncheon, 12pm to 1pm

Please join us for lunch if you have a child who will be transitioning from fifth to sixth grade.  Cost of luncheon is $4.75.

Friday Evening School, 4pm to 6pm

Every Friday after school, students have the opportunity to make up missing work, recover seat time due to absences and get tutored by our learning specialist department.  Students who are assigned Friday Evening School will not notified the Thursday before.  For more information, call Mrs. Rachel Johnson at 706.569.3740.

Saturday School, GMAS Tutorials, 9am to 1pm

We had a great turnout for our first Saturday School–150 students strong!! Our GMAS Tutorials will be held at the school on the following Saturdays:  February 8th, 22nd, and March 7th, 14th, 21st.

 First Annual Talent Show; Date & Time is TBA

FSLMA’s first annual talent show has been postponed.  All students and family will be informed as soon as a new date is chosen.  For more information, contact Theatre Arts director, Ms. Crystal Simonton at 706.569.3740.

2019-20 FSLMA Dress Code

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MCSD Sports Physical Form

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Eighth Grade Dinner Information

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This website serves as an online classroom where each week’s activities, lessons and assignments are mapped out for the parent and/or student to view ahead of time.  Each teacher updates his/her schoolnotes page every Monday night by 7PM.  You can access your child’s teacher’s page by following these easy steps: 

1)  click on the schoolnotes image above,

2) click on the PARENTS tab,

3) enter 31907 in the ZIPCODE box and click on search,

4) click on the appropriate teacher’s name from FORT MIDDLE SCHOOL



For more information on FSLMA’s magnet program, contact Magnet Coordinator, Ms. Elizabeth Bryan


Phone:  706-569-3740


Email:  bryan.elizabeth.m@muscogee.k12.ga.us



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(Magnet online application for the 2020-21 school year will become available in October 2019)


SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020


FSLMA Welcomes Our New Proud Principal

Mrs. Brenda M. Merritt



Welcome to Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy (FSLMA), home of the Mighty Patriots.  It is an honor and privilege to serve as principal of “The Best Middle School in the World”.  Our faculty and staff work diligently to build a culture in which service, leadership and community are embedded in all we do.


At FSLMA, students engage in real-life, meaningful learning and also participate in an array of extracurricular activities.  Parents are encouraged to be active partners in their child’s education.  Join PTA, communicate frequently with teachers, and support school activities and events.


Again, I am so proud to have become your principal.  I extend an open invitation for you to join our mission to equip and inspire our students to reach unlimited potential.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with suggestions, comments, or concerns.



Brenda M. Merritt

Proud Principal


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“Fort Middle School, we adore you, we will ‘ere be true,

and pledge to you to be loyal,

LOVE you GOLD and BLUE!”