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

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!

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.

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!


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

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



Tuesday, October 15th:  Cross Country City Championship Meet, 6:00pm (GIRLS), 6:30pm (BOYS)

Come join us at Kinnett Stadium to cheer on our MIGHTY PATRIOTS Cross Country Runners!

Wednesday, October 16th:  Football Game,  FSLMA vs Rothschild MS, 5:15pm (HOME)

Come join us on our home turf to cheer on the reigning MCSD Football Champs, THE MIGHTY PATRIOTS! 

Thursday, October 17th:  Volleyball Game, FSLMA vs Veterans & Midland Middle School; game begins at 5:30pm (HOME)

Come join us on our home turf to cheer on the MIGHTY LADY PATRIOTS Volleyball Team! 

Thursday, October 17th:  Report Cards 

Report Cards for the first nine weeks will be dispersed to students during 5th period today. 

Monday, October 21st — Friday, October 25th:  Homecoming Week

This week will be full of fun and exciting activities for students! 

Tuesday, October 22nd:  Lifetouch Picture Day 

Please dress to impress and smile big!  Lifetouch flyer with available packages and prices was sent home 10/9/2019.  Pictures must be paid for prior to  picture day. 

Wednesday, October 23rd:  Homecoming Football Game & Coronation 

Come join us on our home field to watch the MIGHT PATRIOTS take on Midland Middle School in our Homecoming game.  Mr. and Miss FORT will be crowned during halftime!

Friday, October 25th:  Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon; 12:00 to 1:30pm 

Please send in FSLMA names of family members and friends who have been affected by breast cancer to Mrs. Lyde-Pace by October 17, 2019. WEAR PINK!!

Friday, November 1st:  Trunk or Treat PRIDE Event 

Let’s get excited for our first PBIS Event of the 2019-20 school year!  Students who have been rewarded with Pride points for good behavior this year will be able to register for this event soon.  Fun activities and candy will be plentiful!!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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 to view ahead of time.  Each teacher updates his/her schoolnotes page every Sunday night at 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)

2019-20 Sixth Grade Patriot Orientation was a Success!

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