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 Marshall Success Center was designed for students in grades 3-12 who have violated school district rules and have been temporarily removed from their home school. The goal of the program is to ensure the students continue their education, complete their assigned days at the alternative school and learn how to make better choices by attending a structured/supported learning environment. This is accomplished by working closely with the students, parents, counselors, teachers, administrators, and community agencies. The center is dedicated to creating individualized strategies to assist the students in achieving their goals. All parties are expected to do their part in enforcing and re- enforcing the individualized plan established so that the student can return to his or her school as expeditiously as possible. The faculty is equipped to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students – including those with special needs. Students are encouraged to internalize the strategies taught so that they do not repeat past negative behaviors. The staff consistently emphasizes the roles of the student and the parent in ensuring all students succeed both here at the center and in the future. AIM teachers attempt to create relationships with students based on research that has proven that disconnected youth can become better connected to life when caring, trained people are involved in their day-to-day lives. Finally, AIM models the usage of computer based and teacher-led instruction via Apex Learning. The Apex Learning program has recovered credits and increased the graduation rate in multiple high schools in the Muscogee County School District. In the future, AIM will use Apex Learning to support over aged/under-achieving learners in middle school to remain on track to graduate in a timely manner.
Transportation is not provided unless it was written in to the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP)prior to their assignment to the alternative center.