Rothschild Leadership Academy

Grades 6th - 8th   District 1   517 Students

1136 Hunt Avenue Columbus, GA 31907
Phone 706-569-3709 , Fax 706-569-3717

School Website: http://sites.muscogee.k12.ga.us/rothschild/

SCHOOL HISTORY

Rothschild Leadership Academy was named after Maurice Rothschild, who served on the Muscogee County School Board for 21 years. Rothschild Leadership Academy, then named Rothschild Middle school was first opened October 6, 1968. The David Rothschild Co. is our Partner in Education, and the family continues its interest in the school. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Rothschild Family and the staff at David Rothschild Co. for their continuous assistance in fostering youth leaders.

WHY LEADERSHIP?

Leadership is about attitude. This framework has the potential to unlock that inner leader within our children by helping them to inspire and motivate others and themselves to be better than what they think they can be. It will be impactful as it relates to accountability, responsibility, student performance, and student behavior.

VISION

Each student is given multiple opportunities to excel in his/her academic, social, emotional, and physical development in a safe, nurturing environment.

Well-prepared, responsible, and caring employees are committed to excellence in education.

Parents, community members, staff and students, are full partners in the education of children.

DEFINING LEADERSHIP

A leader is a person, any person using their influence to help others accomplish a goal or task. Leadership is a talent that everyone can develop. Leadership happens all the time, in every place – at home, work, school, church, and in social settings. Leadership is essentially about purpose; it is about getting a task accomplished. By adding Leadership Academy to our name, Rothschild Leadership Academy is purposeful and directional. What leadership does is more important than what leadership is. Think about the great leaders of history – Lincoln, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Teresa. They didn’t theorize. They did leadership.

ELEMENTARY FEEDER SCHOOLS

Lonnie Jackson Academy, Wesley Heights Elementary, Brewer Elementary, Dimon Magnet Academy,

Dawson Elementary, and St. Mary’s Road Magnet Academy

School Accolades

ROCK SUCCESS ...What is truly happening at Rothschild Leadership Academy!

School Offerings, Accolades, and Activities

School Offerings

*Pre- Advance Placement Algebra (GSE Algebra I) - Students can earn a high school credit

* Pre AP Physical Science - Students can earn a high school credit

* Pre-AP Spanish I - Students can earn a high school credit

*Tutorial programs with transportation offered on Saturday for Saturday Success Academy, and Evening School.

* Advanced classes in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, ELA, and Visual Arts in all grade levels

Accolades

*2013- 1st middle schooler in MCSD to be ever be elected officer in TSA at the State Office, Alexander King

*2013- Fourteen TSA students competed nationally (only middle school in MCSD)

*2013- TSA student from RLA TSA selected to represent the State of Georgia at national competition, Arik Faniel

*2013- Football City Champions

*2014- Chartered Beta Club MCSD (attended Leadership Conference in Jekyll Island)

*2014- 8.5% gain on CCRPI highest in district of all MCSD middle and high schools

*2014 - Removed from Focus list; scored greater than 40% growth in 11 out of 15 areas

*2014 - Experienced highest gain in 8th grade Social Studies in MCSD

*2014- Boys’ Track City Champions

*2014 - 1 of 3 middle schools to have positive gains on writing test

*2014 - Gains in content in 9 out 15 areas

*2014/2015 - Project of the Year/Partners in Education

*2014- Mrs. Mybona Myers, National Program of Excellence TSA

*2015- Made history to become the only middle school in the district to have a Junior Leadership

Corp (ROTC)

*2015- TSA student is state champion, Elijah Wilson; Inaysha Davis TSA student state runner-up

*2015- Boys’ Soccer team in Final-Four

*2015 - Georgia Science Olympiad Middle School Competition Fifth Place

*2015/2016- All Sports Trophy

*2016- RLA TSA, attended, and won 1st Place in TSA Middle School Membership Recruitment Challenge at the Georgia State Fair in Perry, GA.

*2016- Brianna Owens recipient of a $10,000 Georgia REACH Scholarship

*2016- Janessa Thompson won the Muscogee County Sheriff's Rising Star Program for Middle Schools.

*2016- Ja'Nya Imani won 1st Place in Steeplechase at Callaway Art Competition in the 3D Division for Middle Schools and Anthony Cobb received Honorable Mention.

*2016- Girls’ track team placed 3rd

*2016- RLA Academic Bowl Team placed 2nd in division, and 3rd overall at MCSD Middle School PAGE Competition.

*2016- Holiday donation drive donated 1,100 can goods, 21 bags of clothing, shoes, and toys to Open Door Community House and House of Mercy

*2016/2017- PSAT 2.0 gain

*2016- Georgia Milestones Assessment- 3.4 point gain

*2016- Climate Star Rating-10.3 gain on school climate rating from 70.8 to 81.1, and star rating of two stars to a final star rating of three stars

*2016- Football City Champions

*2017- Boys and Girls Basketball Teams consecutive playoff appearances since 2009

*2017-Boys and Girls Basketball Teams consecutive Final-Four appearances since 2014

*2017- Marquise White 3rd Place Winner Optimist International Oratorical Contest

*2017-Boys Basketball City Champions

*2017- 1st place in Outstanding Student TSA State of Georgia Competition Janessa Thompson

*2017- 2nd place in Medical Technology Issues TSA State of Georgia Competition, Janessa Thompson, Anniya Holmes, Eonichelle Davidson, and Kelani Burkley

*2017- 2nd place in Prepared Speech,TSA State of Georgia Competition, Marquise White

*2017-Top 10: TSA State of Georgia Competition

Tech Bowl, Construction Challenge, Chapter Team, Essays on Technology, Electrical Applications,Leadership Strategies, Problem Solving,Video Game Design,Environmental Engineering, Forensic Technology, and Career Prep

Activities

*Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

*Male mentoring group, Men Act This Way

*Fellow Christian Athletes (FCA)

*Science Team

*Debate Team

*Prayer group

*Dance team

*Orchestra

*Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team

* JLC Color Guard

* JLC Drill Team

*Technology Student Association

* Art Club

* Academic Bowl Team

* Rock Council (Student Council)

* Support Teen Youth, Inc., Mentoring Group

* Local School Council (School Personnel, Business Leaders, and Parents)

* Summer Reading Program (free backpack with books to read over summer)





Partners In Education

  • David Rothschild Company
  • The Columbus Exchange Club

Principal Dr. Michael Forte

Dr. Michael Forte
Forte.Michael.R@muscogee.k12.ga.us
Brenda Merritt
Assistant Principal
Brenda Merritt

Merritt.Brenda.M@muscogee.k12.ga.us


Board Representatives
Patricia Hugley Green [District 1]
Kia Chambers [at large]