Welcome to Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy:

The BEST Middle School in the WORLD!


                     Mrs. Brenda M. Merritt,

                                                Proud Principal


New Leaders, New School Year!

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

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.

Congratulations Class of 2023!

FSLMA Class of 2023 graduated on May 22, 2019. 

Good luck to all of our rising 9th graders as they enter high school this fall.

We are the Champions!

Congratulations to the FSLMA Girls Basketball Team players and coaches!  They came out victorious against Double Churches Middle School winning 53 to 31. 


Mrs. Mary Godfrey, New Assistant Principal

After over a decade of unwavering service to FSLMA and the surrounding community, Mrs. Mary Godfrey has become the Proud  Assistant Principal for the upcoming school year. CONGRATULATIONS!

2018-19 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to eighth grade teacher, La Songi Terrell, FSLMA’s Teacher of the Year!

FSLMA Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence

Principal Sonja Coaxum, Superintendent Dr. David Lewis, and School Board Member Patricia Hugley-Green celebrate FSLMA’s 40 year anniversary with the family members of Judge T. Hicks Fort, our school’s namesake.


FSLMA is the middle school football champions for the second year in a row!  Congratulations to our players and the coaching staff!

Patriot of the Month--Fall 2018

Congratulations to these 28 distinguished FSLMA students

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



Monday, August 12th — Friday, August 16th:  Cross Country and Football Conditioning

Each student who tries out for a sport must have a current physical on file. You can download the physical form (below) or click on this link:  https://public.muscogee.k12.ga.us/c/Divisions/StudentServices/Athletics

Monday, August 19th:  Cross Country, Football & Volleyball Tryouts

Tryouts for 2019 fall sports will begin directly after school.  Please make sure all participating students bring appropriate clothes and shoes to change into.  Also, afternoon transportation must be secured.

Tuesday, August 20th — Thursday, August 22nd:  Dance Team Tryouts

Tryouts will be held in the school cafeteria starting at 4:15pm and ending at 5:00pm.  A current MCSD physical must be on file. The Dance Team packet can be downloaded below.

Thursday, September 5th:  Volleyball Preseason Scrimmage

All MCSD middle school teams will compete today.  Location and game times will be announced soon.  Volleyball season’s first official playdate will be Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Saturday, September 7th:  Football Preseason Scrimmage

All MCSD middle school teams will compete at Kinnett Stadium today.  Game times will be announced soon.  Football season’s first official game will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Tuesday, September 10th:  Cross Country 1st Run Date

Girls and boys cross country runners will compete today. More information will be provided once school begins.

MCSD Sports Physical Form

Download (PDF, 400KB)

2019-20 Cheerleading Packet

Download (DOCX, 216KB)

2019-20 Dance Team Packet

Download (DOCX, 84KB)

FSLMA August Newsletter

Download (DOC, 1.08MB)


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



Click link below




Download (PDF, 327KB)


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

2019-20 Sixth Grade Patriot Orientation was a Success!

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