School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) is November 13–17, 2017.
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.
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
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.
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.
| 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. |
Muscogee County School District
Middle & High School
Academy/Magnet Open House Schedule
| Middle School || Magnet Program || Open House Date(s) || Time || Contact |
| Arnold Magnet Academy || Math, Science and Technology || 10/24/17 || 6:00 || James Brooks Coordinator |
| East Columbus Magnet Academy || Gifted and Talented || 10/26/17 || 6:00 || Traveika Hunter, Coordinator |
| Fort Middle School || Service Learning Academy || 12/5/17 || 6:30 || Jessica Bowling Coordinator |
| Richards Middle School || International Baccalaureate |
| 11/8/17 || 6:00 || Kimberly Casleton, Coordinator |
| High School || Magnet Program || Open House Date(s) || Time || Contact Information |
| George Washington Carver High School || STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) || 12/12/17 || 6:30 || Victoria Neal, |
| Columbus High School || Liberal Arts Magnet || 11/14/17 |
| 7:00 || Priscilla Boswell, Coordinator |
| Early College Academy of Columbus || Early College || 12/7/17 || 6:00 || Michael Forte, |
| Hardaway High School || International Baccalaureate Programme || 10/30/17 || 6:30 || Ashley Snow, Coordinator |
| Jordan Vocational High School || Muscogee County Career Academy || 10/19/17 || 6:00 || Ben Braaten, Coordinator |
| Kendrick High School || Academy of Communication Arts and Design || 11/30/17 || 6:00 || Orithius Hardge, Lyndsey Smith, Coordinators |
| Northside High School || Engineering and Biomedical Science || 11/15/17 || 6:30 || Denise Fuller, Coordinator |
| Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts || Performing and Visual Arts || 11/16/17* || 6:30 || Briant Williams |
| William Henry Shaw High School || Mass Communications Academy || 11/28/17 || 6:30 || Kimberly White, Coordinator |
| William Henry Spencer High School || The Academy for Computer Science and Game Design || 11/02/17 || 6:15 || Sean Myers, Coordinator |
|Date:||October 3, 2017|
|Location:||Muscogee County Public Education Center (MCPEC) Board Room|
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, Georgia 31906
(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.