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Military Families

General Information

Welcome to Columbus, Georgia, and the Muscogee County School District. We are glad you are here and want to make your transition into our community go as smoothly as possible. MCSD has many programs, extracurricular activities, magnet programs, and charter schools. We believe that we have a great fit for each of you, and it is our desire to assist you in finding out what that is. Again, welcome! We look forward to working with you.

Contact Information:

Darlene Register 

Military Student Coordinator/DoDEA Grant Project Director

2960 Macon Road – Room 3077A



Five Year Grant Awarded – Easing Transitions and Fostering Resiliency Among Military-Connected Students (August 2016-May 2021)

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) awarded the Muscogee County School District a $1.5 million grant to help improve the social-emotional well-being for military connected students.  This grant will provide direct services that will increase the level of support for these students in ten schools.  The ten schools that will be served through this grant are Double Churches Elementary School, Eagle Ridge Academy, Mathews Elementary School, Midland Academy, North Columbus Elementary School, Aaron Cohn Middle School, Veterans Memorial Middle School, Columbus High School, Northside High School, and Shaw High School.

For questions concerning the grant:

Darlene Register                                       Claudia Gordon                            Julie Yerkes

DoDEA Grant Project Director                  Grant Technical Assistant             Military Student Transition Consultant

706-748-2254                                            706-748-2258                              706-748-3610

Military Parent Town Hall Meeting – June 25, 2019

Questions and Answers


1.  How do I get my child tested for the gifted and/or magnet program?

    You can refer your child to the gifted program online beginning August 15-September 30, 2019 or January 15-February 28/29, 2020.   

The link to use is:    https://apps.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Gifted/

     As far as getting into a magnet program,  you will need to contact the magnet school you are interested in and apply.


2.  If a spot becomes available, is Britt David an option for a student living on base? 

      You can apply to Britt David and be placed on their waiting list.  If space becomes available, they will contact you.  You do have to qualify for the magnet.


3.  Can you provide a list of middle schools available in the county to students living on post to include charter and private schools?             

       If living on post, you may apply for a Fort Benning Transfer to any of our middle schools.  You will fill out this request at Central Registration in the Muscogee County Public         Education Center at 2960 Macon Road.  The school must have space available.  I am not able to list all of the private schools in the area.


 4. For magnet schools, do you have to register in Muscogee County before you apply to the schools?  Or  do you apply to the school and then register? 

  You can apply to the school and then register.  It is very crucial to register as soon as possible because if you do not, there will not be any information in our student                            information system.  If not in the student information system, the student will not be enrolled.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Magnet Program?

The Muscogee County School District offers magnet and charter programs within schools that offer a wide variety of concentrated studies:


Parents of students interested in attending a magnet school/program should contact the desired school for information about the program and application process.  Transportation is provided for students attending those schools/programs provided their residence is more than one and one-half miles from the school.

I’m living on Ft. Benning, can I go to any school in the Muscogee County School District?

Parents may complete an application for a Fort Benning Transfer (FBT) request, which is considered on a case-by-case basis.  Determinations about FBT are based on space available at the requested school.  Applications are available at the Muscogee County Public Education Center in the Central Registration Office, which is located at 2960 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia, 31906.  The application must be completed at the time of registration and submitted to the Central Registration Office staff.

Parents or legal guardians who apply for a FBT request are notified by phone or e-mail whether approved or denied.  FBT requests are automatically denied when there are no available seats at the requested school due to size restrictions.  There are no appeals for FBT decisions.

Transportation is not provided.  The parent or legal guardian is responsible for transportation of the student(s) to and from the school.