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

Mrs. Brenda M. Merritt, Proud Principal

2022 Black History Program

The Theatre Arts Department, led by Ms. Crystal Simonton, put on a great show this year in honor of Black History Month.

T. Hiram Stanley Award

Eighth grader, Ahmani Ware, is the recipient of the T. Hiram Stanley Award for outstanding performance. This program was initiated as a way of recognizing and encouraging academic and overall excellence among promising middle school students in the MCSD. 



2021-2022 CHAMPIONS!

Boys and Girls Basketball Teams win the MCSD championship on March 4, 2022! 

Congratulations to the MIGHTY PATRIOTS!

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to eighth grade Georgia Studies teacher,

Yasmine Myers!


FSLMA won the MCSD 2021 football championship!  

We are the champions!

FSLMA Academic Bowl

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


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

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”.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022


2022-2023 Online Registration

2022-2023 Online Registration Begins

The online registration process will walk you through a series of steps to enter or confirm information about your student, parents or guardians, and emergency contacts. You will also have the opportunity to upload necessary documents, such as proof of residency. The online registration system is available in English and Spanish.  To begin the process, click the red box. 

  • Current Students at MCSD:  

    If they have a currently enrolled student in MCSD, please  complete the Online Registration application through “Infinite Campus Parent Portal”.  Please select registration for the 2022-2023 school year. 

  • Parent Portal Access: 

    It is of utmost importance for parents to have an active Parent Portal.  ALL Online Registration Applications and Parent Packets will be provided to parents through this portal.  If you do not have access to Parent Portal, we will assist parents with creating an account or resetting their passwords each Wednesday in March and each Thursday in April from 9am-12pm at Fort.  

Friday, May 20, 2022:


End of Year Dance

The end of the year dance will be on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 4:30pm-8:00pm. Students will be allowed to stay after school, The cost of the dance is $5.00 Thanks for your support, and see you there!

Saturday, May 21, 2022:


Eighth Grade Prom

The eighth grade prom will be this Saturday evening from 6pm to 9pm at the school.  The deadline for prom dues was May 9th.  The appropriate attire for this event is semi-formal to formal.   Looking forward to a wonderful evening with our graduating eighth graders! 

Monday, May 23, 2022:


2021-2022 Eighth Grade Graduation

The seniors of FSLMA will be graduating this Monday at 10AM.  The ceremony will take place in the new gym.  Graduates must wear black and/or white dressy clothes and shoes. Any combination of those two colors will be fine.  Parents–thank you in advance for your help and support in helping us celebrate our eighth graders!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022:


2021-2022 Last Day of School 

This Tuesday is the last day of school for students across the Muscogee County School District.  Let the countdown begin!










In March 2022, students were selected from FSLMA and ECMA to form a choir called the Fort East Chorus.  They participated in a Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) and received an “excellent” rating with comments ranging from, “You’re off to an awesome start,” to “You all are starting to think like a choir!”  Congratulations to Mrs. D. Johnson and her amazing chorus students! To watch the Fort East Chorus perform “Little Birch Tree” at the LGPE, click the box below.

Fort East Chorus "The Little Birch Tree"



Me’Zirius Duncan

Mariece James

Layla Roberts

Arryonna Williams

Tranaya Young


Kristel Ballesteros

Titha Bobadilla

Luis Carreon 

Miguel Carreon

Emily Desensi

Lawrencia Duah

Vannah Jones

Jaslyn Lafrance

Kayliana Porter

Kamorian Richardson


Aniya Davis

Chazzidy Locke

Klandra Martin

Ahmani Ware


Zoe Barber

Zariyah Beaty

Razhan Brown

Tristan Buford

Jala Burton

Rebecca Carreon

Caden Carter

Quadarius Clark

Makai Davis

Bryson Denson

Emma Ellison

Jai’Shawn Farley

Reign Ford

Vernon Gamble

Sa’Liyah Garner

Dominic Hale

Bryan Ingram

Bra’Niya Jackson

Cameron Jeter

Lei ‘ Nijah Jiles

Ah’Mir Johnson

Gavin Jordan

La’Trelle Long

Destiny McClenton

Quinaiyah McKenzie

Wayne Melendez

Dequireon Newsome 

Dequireonna Newsome

Laura Olmos Mercado 

Za’Yannah Perry

Jayveon Pope

Lamar Roberts

Richard Rozier

Robert Sanabria

Tyler Tinch

Torionna Vaughn

Julian Way

Laci Westbrook

Brayden Wilson

Kerensa Wilson

Faith Woody


Ny’Emah Arroyo

Makaylah Badr

Tamyra Bell

Jaleya Bridges

Mario Brown

Tristian Brown

Jamonie Bryant

Rashad Cheek

Caleb Crenshaw 

Hannah Crisp 

Tripp Daniel 

Daijon Daniels

Kamiella Davis

Kavious Dixon

Monyee Gaither

Keyonte Holley

Malaysia’Reigh Holmes

Daniyah Hooks

Andreiya Howell

Ja’Layah Hudson

Mikhia Jenkins

Chance Jones

Ja’Kobe Knight

Jynesis Martin

Da’Shaun Mays

Ga’Kiah Moody

Angel Moore 

Amiyah Morris 

Mariah Pacheco

Frank Parler

Kambree Pipkins

Aubrey Roberts

Sanai Ross

Tyrese Rowley

Jace Rushin

George Seeley

Shirley Seeley

Landon Sirls

Londyn Smith

Jaylyn Stephens

Jordyn Taylor

Ashton Thomas

Braylen Truitt

Tytania Turner

Joshua Valois

Tatiyana Williams

Kayden Williamson


Robert Allen

Cameron Bailey 

Ayden Barnes

Amari Beaty

La’Quan Brooks 

Zaahir Brown

J’Anna Bryant

Ronnae Bunkley

Jade Butler

Jasmyne Butler

Kailyn Carter

Jamya Chaney

Ty’Niya Chaney

Cyncere Clark

Jimmy Cobb

Victoria Collins

Kayla Culpepper

Mitchell Dowdy

Kennedi Ford

Marquel Francis

Jocelyn Gaines

Caleigh Garcia

Destiny Goines

Octaviun Hall

Camille Hardge

Jacorie Harper

Je’Nya Harris

D’Andrea Heard

Alyssa Holmes

Timiyah Hood 

Chassity Hooks

Jamison Humphrey

Kelvin Ingram

Jordan Jackson

Keira James

Sade Jenkins-Lee

Neshyia Johnson

Lameria Kuykendall

Kyleigh Mayes

Steven Mejia-Santiago 

Shamori Mitchell 

Brookelynn Moist

Jayla Moore

Coriyana Patterson

Tyteyonna Porter

Taliyah Powell

Kamiyah Richardson

Amiah Rozier 

Nyla Rozier  

Michael Shamburger  

Terrell Short

Ah’Maya Sumbry

Elijah Taylor

Lacora Taylor

Jasmin Way 

Aaliyah West


FSLMA football player, Kobe Caslin, received the MCSD Player of the Year for middle school students.  Kobe was honored at the AFLAC Sportsvisions 14th Annual High School Football Awards Luncheon on December 9, 2021.  Congratulations to Kobe for this amazing achievement!  GO PATRIOTS!


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!”