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.

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



Wednesday, January 15th:  Fort versus Harris County Carver Middle School; 5:30pm

The 2019-20 Mighty Patriot Basketball Teams face HCCMS.  Come out and support the Patriots at this AWAY game!

Tuesday, January 14th: Report Cards sent home

Students will be issued their grades for the second nine weeks today.

Monday, January 20th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

No school for students, faculty and staff today.  Enjoy your three day weekend and reflect on everything Dr. King did for the civil rights movement and equality for everyone!

Saturday, January 25th: Title I Academic Parent Workshop; 10:30am to 11:30am

FSLMA parents are encouraged to attend this workshop.  Useful information on the GMAS, test preparation and take home materials will be dispersed to all.  This will be held in the school cafeteria.

FSLMA Canned Food Drive

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MCSD Sports Physical Form

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2019-20 FSLMA Dress Code

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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


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

and pledge to you to be loyal,

LOVE you GOLD and BLUE!”

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