Marshall Success Center

Grades   District 7   0 Students

1830 Shepherd Drive, Columbus, GA 31906
Phone 706-748-2900, Fax 706-748-2909

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The Marshall Success Center is designed for students in grades 3-12 who have violated school district rules and have been temporarily removed from their home schools. The program's goal is to ensure that district students continue their education, complete their assigned days at the alternative program, and learn to make better choices by attending a structured/supported learning environment.

The philosophy of the Marshall Success Center is to assist students in realizing their academic, social, and emotional potential by implementing proven strategies that have a meaningful and life-long effect. Our motto is "Enter with a past – leave with a Future."

The faculty is equipped to meet all students' academic, social, and emotional needs, including those with special needs. Students are encouraged to internalize the strategies taught so that they do not repeat negative behaviors. Marshall Success Center teachers attempt to create relationships with our students. Our faculty and staff have been trained and utilize Restorative Practices, Restorative Circles, and PBIS strategies to support and develop our youth. Marshall Success Center faculty members also use a Cultural Responsive Pedagogy to enhance our student's critical thinking skills. Disconnected youth can better connect with life when caring and trained educators are involved in their lives.

Catapult Academy is also on the Marshall Success Center campus. Catapult Academy is owned and operated by Catapult Learning Academy, Inc., which serves students ages 16-20 who have dropped out of the district's high schools and require an alternative solution to a regular high diploma. The program provides a combination of small-group, teacher-led instruction, virtual learning, flexible scheduling, college admission guidance, and career coaching. Educators and district leaders at the Catapult Academy of Muscogee County School District (MCSD) work closely to market and enroll students.

Catapult Academy of Muscogee County School District honors 53 graduates in its class of 2020. The district-approved program has graduated 427 students since its implementation in the fall of 2014. More than 1000 friends, family, and community members attended the 2019 graduation ceremony. The 2020 Virtual Graduation was streamed live for the world to see via WTVM. Catapult Academy at the Marshall Success Center also has numerous articulation agreements with colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Registration for Catapult Academy is ongoing, meaning student applications are accepted throughout the school year. Registration does not mean a student is enrolled in the Academy. Eligible students will be between the ages of 16-20 and a part of the MCSD. Students and parents are interviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis. Student transcripts, individual graduation plans, recommendations, interviews, attendance, behavior, ability to function in our non-traditional setting, and all will be considered. We want to make decisions that are best for the student, district, and program.

Students who move into the district from another district or state must register in Student Services with the District. Based on the student's verification of residence and zoning, the district assigns the student to a school. We will notify the schools' Guidance Director, Graduation Coaches, and Principal within 48 hours of individual student admission. Once all seats are full and the final roster is complete, personnel will receive confirmation and be provided a list of all students enrolled at Catapult Academy from their school. Students working at their own pace will have the opportunity to earn up to 11 credits during a calendar year. Withdrawal forms must be provided for students that were withdrawn from the school/district. For any additional questions, please see the Catapult link above.

Contact Catapult Academy's Director, Mr. King, at 229-815-0074. You also can visit the website for additional information.

School Accolades

The Marshall Success Center models the usage of computer-based and teacher-led instruction via Apex Learning. The Apex Learning program has helped students recover credits and has increased the graduation rate in multiple high schools in the Muscogee County School District. Currently, Marshall Success Center uses Apex Learning to support overage/under-achieving learners in middle school to remain on track to graduate via Sankofa Academy. Apex Learning was spearheaded at Marshall Success Center and is now being used at all district high schools. Several middles schools use our Sankofa Academy as a model to support overaged middle school students at the school level.

Catapult Academy at the Marshall Success Center has the highest graduation rate versus all other Catapult Academy Sites in both Georgia and Florida.

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Board Representatives
Cathy Williams [District 7]
Kia Chambers [At Large]

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