• November - 2017
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    School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) is November 13–17, 2017.

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    Governor of the State of Georgia, Nathan Deal, proclaims November 2017 as Family Engagement Month and November 16, 2017 as Parental Involvement Day in Georgia. Richard Woods, Georgia's School Superintendent, has written a letter of thanks to Georgia's families.

  • October - 2017
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    Information Services
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    The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) will undergo an AdvancED® review for accreditation October 29, 2017 - November 1, 2017. AdvancED® serves thousands of institutions and their accreditation process will include an evaluation and engagement review of MCSD. MCSD’s previous accreditation was granted in 2012 and reviews are required every 5 years. AdvancED® will focus on the performance standards organized under three domains: Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity and Resource Capacity. The team will share findings with district leaders and make an accreditation recommendation. “Our district is excited to host the AdvancED® Engagement Review Team at the end of October. We look forward to sharing our district’s progress and many accomplishments since the previous site visit, as well as the visiting team’s recommendations for continual improvement,” said Dr. David Lewis.
    For more information, email communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    In 2017, the MCSD Board of Education worked closely with its attorney Greg Ellington as well as the policy services arm of the Georgia School Boards Association to undergo a full scale policy review and revision process.

    The Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct are designed to be in harmony with Board policy. Please be aware that the Handbook is updated annually, in keeping with Georgia laws, while policy adoption and revision may occur throughout the year as deemed appropriate by the Board of Education.

    Changes in policy that affect student handbook provisions will be made available to students and parents through the MCSD website.

    In case of conflict between any written documents and the Board policy documents available online, the provisions of Board policy or the Student Code of Conduct that were most recently adopted by the Board are to be followed. In the event of specific questions about the text or meaning of any Board policy language, please contact Ms. Karen Jones, Executive Assistant to the Board of Education / Superintendent, and she will be able to ensure that any questions are routed to the appropriate District personnel.

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    OPEN HOUSE sessions for Middle School and High School academy/magnet programs are scheduled throughout the fall, October 19, 2017 - December 12, 2017. Parents and students have the opportunity to learn about the different magnet programs, the application process, and requirements. All prospective students are required to apply and complete entrance criteria.

    Out-of-County and Out-of-State students are not eligible to attend Columbus High School Liberal Arts Magnet, unless they are a resident of Muscogee County. There is an exception for Muscogee County School District employees.

    Important Deadlines

    October 19 –December 12, 2017

    Middle and high school Open House sessions.

    February 3, 2018

    Entrance criteria or exam for any prospective student must be complete.

    February 3, 2018

    Only new students to the District are allowed to apply to an academy/magnet program after this date.

    February 7, 2018

    Mail Acceptance or Non-Acceptance notification letter to parents/legal guardians.

    March 2, 2018

    Parents/legal guardians are required to return enrollment forms acknowledging acceptance. No more application forms or entrance exams will be accepted or conducted for current enrolled students.

    Parents of students who have an interest in a magnet program should contact the school coordinator for more information. In addition, parents and students can view video highlights of each of the academy/magnet programs by accessing the following link: https://www.muscogee.k12.ga.us/ForParents/Pages/ForParents.aspx.

    Muscogee County School District

    Middle & High School

    Academy/Magnet Open House Schedule


    Middle School

    Magnet Program

    Open House Date(s)




    Arnold Magnet Academy

    Math, Science and Technology



    James Brooks Coordinator


    East Columbus Magnet Academy

    Gifted and Talented



    Traveika Hunter, Coordinator


    Fort Middle School

    Service Learning Academy



    Jessica Bowling Coordinator


    Richards Middle School

    International Baccalaureate




    Kimberly Casleton, Coordinator


    High School

    Magnet Program

    Open House Date(s)


    Contact Information

    George Washington Carver High School

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)



    Victoria Neal,



    Columbus High School

    Liberal Arts Magnet





    Priscilla Boswell, Coordinator


    Early College Academy of Columbus

    Early College



    Michael Forte,



    Hardaway High School

    International Baccalaureate Programme



    Ashley Snow, Coordinator


    Jordan Vocational High School

    Muscogee County Career Academy



    Ben Braaten, Coordinator


    Kendrick High School

    Academy of Communication Arts and Design



    Orithius Hardge, Lyndsey Smith, Coordinators


    Northside High School

    Engineering and Biomedical Science



    Denise Fuller, Coordinator


    Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

    Performing and Visual Arts



    Briant Williams



    William Henry Shaw High School

    Mass Communications Academy



    Kimberly White, Coordinator


    William Henry Spencer High School

    The Academy for Computer Science and Game Design



    Sean Myers, Coordinator


  • September - 2017
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    Dr. Trikella L. Nelson

    Date:October 3, 2017
    Time:6:00-7:30 pm
    Location:Muscogee County Public Education Center (MCPEC) Board Room
    2960 Macon Road
    Columbus, Georgia 31906
    Mr. Lance Hoffman will present an overview of the application and nomination process for the Service Academies.
    Contact Person: Dr. Trikella L. Nelson, 706.748.2226

  • August - 2017
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    Muscogee County School District

    The Muscogee County Board of Education on September 5, 2017 will hold its first public hearing on the adoption of the millage rate for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 for the General Fund Budget at 12:00 p.m.

    The Muscogee County Board of Education on September 5, 2017 will hold its second public hearing on the adoption of the millage rate for FY 2018 for the General Fund Budget at 6:00 p.m.

    The Muscogee County Board of Education on September 12, 2017 will hold its third and final public hearing on the adoption of the millage rate for FY 2018 for the General Fund Budget at 9:00 a.m.

    The Muscogee County Board of Education will vote on the final adoption of the millage rate for FY 2018 General Fund Budget on September 12, 2017.

    All meetings will be held at the times referenced in the Board Room at the Muscogee County Public Education Center, 2960 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia.

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    (Columbus, GA) – A Special Called Board Meeting is scheduled for the Muscogee County Board of Education on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the special called meeting is to discuss and possibly amend the 2018 Millage Rate based on the recent receipt of the final Property Tax Digest.

    Muscogee County Public Education Center
    Board Room
    2960 Macon Road
    Columbus, GA 31906