Service Learning Magnet Program
Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy is seeking students with a strong academic background and discipline, with a desire to use their knowledge and understanding of Georgia Performance Standards to complete service-learning projects in our community. We are looking to create service leaders who will leave us and be successful at any high school. Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy is committed to creating and incorporating Georgia Performance Standards, Common Core Standards and service- learning curriculum to train our future leaders.
The mission of Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy is to implement a service learning model which promotes the intellectual development of students in a safe, nurturing and rigorous academic environment in order to create successful, productive citizens of our global society.
Student Academic and Conduct Expectations
Students are expected to:
- Exhibit exemplary conduct at all time by adhering to the MCSD and Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy Behavior Code and Conduct Handbooks.
- Earn satisfactory participation in all required competitions/projects.
- Maintain a “B” average or better in all core academic subjects.
- Attend school daily and be punctual.
Magnet Students who fail to meet requirements may be placed on academic probation for one semester and removed from the program if improvement is not made. Students whose home school is not Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy will be re-assigned to their home school if dismissed from the magnet program.
The curriculum at Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy will incorporate the Georgia Performance Standards, Common Core Standards, and a service-learning curriculum. The service- learning curriculum will be based on the Service Learning Standards and the Your Service American Guidelines as described in the Semester of Service Strategy Guide.
Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy will provide service- learning and technology embedded instruction for all students and extended service-learning projects for magnet students. The extended service-learning projects will allow magnet students to apply learned knowledge and skills to solve problems of local, national, and global importance through the development and implementation of high-quality service- learning research-based projects.
The service- learning component will link national service events through extended service-learning projects of approximately 75 hours over three years. Magnet students will address meaningful community problems and their root causes that are connected to intentional learning goals and/or academic standards.
Benefits of Service Learning Academy
Partnership with Columbus State University and the Pastoral Institute – a certificate from CSU received upon completion of the 3 year Service Learning Program
· Accredited Service Learning School
· Service hours counted towards high school service hours for magnet program enrollment
Admissions folders must include:
- Student demographics applications page
- Copies of current and previous year’s report cards
- Copies of norm-referenced test scores (example: Current CRCT scores)
- A handwritten essay as a writing assessment and a math assessment
- Teacher recommendation forms from current language arts, math, and one additional teacher of your choice
Acceptance into the magnet program is based upon an evaluation of the materials submitted. All students accepted into the program will receive a letter of acceptance, copies of the parent/student compacts and a statement of intent. Final acceptance is contingent upon timely completion of the statement of intent and the parent/student compacts.
Testing dates for the 2017-18 school year will be announced soon!
Mrs. Jessica Bowling