Welcome to Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy: The BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL in the WORLD!

Mrs. Brenda M. Merritt, Proud Principal

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Continue

Safety is FSLMA’s #1 priority as our Patriots embark on the 2021-2022 school year.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to eighth grade Georgia Studies teacher,

Yasmine Myers!

Red Ribbon Week

Drug Free Looks Like Me!

FSLMA Academic Bowl

Patriots competed at the Academic Bowl at Columbus High School on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Congratulations on a job well done!


FSLMA defeated East Columbus Middle School

in the 2021 season opener scrimmage.


Seventh grader, Vannah Jones, showing her Patriot PRIDE by cleaning up the community at Keep Columbus Beautiful!

FSLMA Cross Country Team

The Cross Country Team placed third overall for the district in 2021! 

Congratulations 🙂 


The mission of Fort Middle School is to promote the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of our students in a safe, challenging environment so that they become confident, self-disciplined, productive members of a global society.


School Times – Middle School is from 8:50am until 3:52pm.  Car riders are walkers arrival time on campus is 8:30am.  Due to COVID-19 safety protocols make sure that you and your child follow that time .

Transportation – Requests for bus passes must be completed by parents on the MCSD website.  Click the “Bus Stops” link and enter your address to find your child’s bus information.  Write it down and give to your child so they will know their bus number, pick up times and location.  Expect delays the first day/week of school.  No child will be turned away from the bus stop because they do not have a bus pass. 

Recently updated COVID-19 guidelines require masks to be worn indoors for all persons entering the building.  Fort Patriot Masks are available to purchase for $10.  Due to the recent safety update, students will not use lockers and may carry a clear or mesh book bag.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the school at 706-569-3740.  Remember “We Are FORTified”.  Our doors are open to unlimited “Patriot Possibilities”.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021:


MCSD Football Semi-Finals 

The UNDEFEATED MIGHTY PATRIOTS will be playing in the MCSD semi-finals at Kinnett Stadium this Wednesday evening.  The game will begin at 5:30pm.

Friday, December 3, 2021:


Festive Friday

This Friday is FSLMA’s first “Festive Friday.”  Students who meet the criteria will be rewarded on Friday with a fun, festive day where they can watch Christmas movies, sing karaoke, listen to music and make Christmas arts and crafts!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021:


Grading Periods Ends

The grading period for the first semester ends today.

Wednesday, December 22 through Wednesday, January 5, 2021:


Winter Break–No School

In observance of the winter holidays, there will be no school during these dates.  Enjoy your time at home with your family!

Wednesday, January 5, 2021:


Teacher In-Service

Today will be a teacher planning and staff development day.  Teachers must report to school but students do not.



Rebecca Carreon

Ah’Mir Johnson

Gavin Jordan

Gavin Mosely

Layla Roberts

Robert  Sanabria

Brayden Wilson

Tranaya Young


Emily Desensi

Lawrencia Duah

Vannah Jones

Jaslyn Lafrance

Angel Moore


Ayden Barnes

Zaahir Brown

Kailyn Carter

Kennedi Ford

Octaviun Hall

Taliyah Powell

Keshawn Scott

Terrell Short

Ahmani Ware


Zoe Barber

AbbyGail Boswell

Latianna Brooks

Razhan Brown

Tristan Buford

Jala Burton

Caden Carter

Quadarius Clark

Bryson Denson

Me’Zirius Duncan

Emma Ellison

Ka’Mya Faniel

Jai’Shawn Farley

Abigale Fleming

Reign Ford

Vernon Gamble

Nevaeh Gardner 

Dominic Hall

Demarkus Hall

Tyailan Hernandez

Bra’Niya Jackson

Mariece James

Lei ‘ Nijah Jiles

Aiden Lemon

Ja’Mari Lendore

NyCiara Lockett

Destiny McClenton

Quinaiyah McKenzie

Dequireon Newsome

Laura Olmos Mercado

Za’Yannah Perry

Jordynn Pitts

Jayveon Pope

Lamar Roberts

Richard Rozier

William Sands

Dexter Summerset

Tyler Tinch

Haleigh Tolbert

Torionna Vaughn

Charmael Walker

Julian Way

Laci Westbrook

Arryonna Williams

Kerensa Wilson

Faith Woody


Makaylah Badr

Kemya Bailey

Kristel Ballesteros

Jaidah Blackmon

Titha Bobadilla

Jaleya Bridges

Jamonie Bryant

Luis Carreon

Miguel Carreon

Kamiella Davis

Jibreel Epps

Taylor Fitzgerald

Monyee Gaither

Jaydon Henderson

Chevaria Holloway

Jeremiah Howard

Andreiya Howell

Ja’Layah Hudson

Mikhia Jenkins

Demarcus Jones

Ja’Kobe Knight

Mica McClendon

Amiyah Morris

Kei’Shawn Neal

Mariah Pacheco

Jeremiah Pearson

Kambree Pipkins

Kayliana Porter

Kamorian Richardson

Tyrese Rowley

James Sirls

Jaylyn Stephens

Tymaine Stewart

Ashton Thomas

Braylen Truitt

Jessica Tucker

Joshua Valois


Robert Allen

Cameron Bailey

Marquaja Boddy

Essance Bryant

J’Anna Bryant

Ronnae Bunkley

Jade Butler

Jasmyne Butler

Jamya Chaney

Ty’Niya Chaney

Cyncere Clark

Jimmy Cobb

Victoria Collins

Kayla Culpepper

Aniya Davis

Marquel Francis

Jocelyn Gaines

Caleigh Garcia

Destiny Goines

Ma’Kayla Gordon

Terrill Hickey

Alyssa Holmes

Timiyah Hood

Chassity Hooks

Jamison Humphrey

Nyah Jackson

Aaron Jones

Lameria Kuykendall

Chazzidy Locke

Kyleigh Mayes

Steven Mejia-Santiago

Shamori Mitchell

Brookelynn Moist

Tyteyonna Porter

Akiraon Reed

Kamiyah Richardson

Shakayla Richardson

Amiah Rozier

Michael Shamburger

Elijah Taylor

Lacora Taylor

Inaya Turner

Jasmin Way

Aaliyah West

Shi’Keria Williams

2021-2022 School Year Dress Code Information

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2021-2022 School Supply List

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.  In an effort to improve our dismissal procedures and maintain safety for our students, we have implemented the following:
  • Parent driven vehicles will enter at the lower end of the parking lot (near the soccer complex)
  • Buses will enter from the driveway at the upper end of the parking lot (near Fort)
  • Parents please do not park in the Canaan Baptist Church parking lot.
Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding of student safety as we improve our car riders pick-up procedures. 




Hospital/Homebound (HHB) services are designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or hospital for students in Georgia public schools whose medical needs, either physical or psychiatric, do not allow them to attend school for a limited period of time.

What you Need to Know: Hospital Homebound On-Line Process


  1. Student must be enrolled in a Muscogee County Public Schools prior to the request for online instruction. Parents/Guardians must register through On-line registration to be considered.
  2. While this opportunity provides these identified students with an alternative synchronous/asynchronous instruction, extended on-line instruction can have negative impact on the academic progress of students. Online instruction is optional.
  3. Students (including participating siblings) attending on-line instruction will not participate in extracurricular school activities.  Online instruction is terminated when the student is employed in any capacity, goes on vacation, participates in extracurricular activities, or is no longer confined to home.
  4. The link to the online Hospital Homebound application is in the YELLOW BOX that accompanies this text OR on the Muscogee County District’s website under the Student Health Services tab.
  5. Parent/guardian will need to print out the application for their child’s physician to complete. The online application Medical Referral Form must be signed and affirmed by a primary care medical provider.    
  6. Families with multiple children will need to complete an application for each individual student that will need online instruction.  Applications must be submitted to Muscogee County School District Central Registration Office; 2960 Macon Road Columbus Georgia 31906, 706-748-2000.   One primary medical provider authorization may be attached to multiple student applications from one family.  
  7. Once the application is complete, the parent/guardian will bring the application to Central Registration where they will be grouped. An acceptance or denial decision will be made at this time. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  
  8. Once a decision is made, the family will be contacted by email. There is not an appeals process. Final approval is at the discretion of Muscogee County School District.
  9. Any student eligible for on-line instruction, he/she is subject to mandatory attendance requirements.
  10. Parents should obtain instructional/technology materials from the Marshall Success Center 1830 Shepherd Dr. Columbus Georgia 31906, 706-748-2900.
  11. Parents should communicate with the school for further direction.  
  12. The Muscogee County School District maintains attendance zones for school assignments. Parents MUST register students at the school of assignment based on the legal residence. For more information related to On-line Instructional Learning, parents and guardians should contact Ms. Jeannie Polhamus, MCSD Lead Nurse at jeananne.b@muscogee.k12.ga.us.


Our goal:  100% MEMBERSHIP

Teachers, parents and grandparents are encouraged to join FSLMA’s Parent Teacher Association.

Don’t hesitate, JOIN NOW for only $10.00 (cash only)

Email questions to:  fortpta@yahoo.com  




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

and pledge to you to be loyal,

LOVE you GOLD and BLUE!”