Middle School Magnet Programs
Arnold Magnet Academy Middle School
Math, Science and Technology
Arnold Magnet Academy, a math, science, and technology magnet, is continuing the Arnold tradition of excellence.
East Columbus Magnet Academy Middle School
Gifted and Talented
The East Columbus Magnet Academy for Gifted/Talented is a rigorous program to extend the middle school curriculum. The goal of the magnet is to advance the learning across the curriculum as well as to extend the curriculum beyond the program of the regular student. The SPIRIT of East Columbus stands for Students Progressing In Rigorous Individual Talents. Students can excel in a program that is especially designed to enhance individual talents in developing leaders of tomorrow. Students are provided with extensive use of technology to allow for research, video conferencing, and telecommunication to prepare them for the future.
Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy Middle School
Fort Middle School has received designation as a Service-Learning Academy. Service-learning is a form of academia that combines meaningful hands-on community service with the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom in order to give your child an enriched, interactive, well-rounded learning experience. By engaging in service-learning projects throughout the course of their time at Fort Middle School, it is our goal to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of students in a safe, yet challenging environment. Such experiences provide the student with the opportunity to connect the dots between academic standard and life skills, in addition to exposing them to the realm of social action and community-based service, all in an effort to assist them in becoming confident, disciplined and productive members of society.
Richards Middle School Middle School
International Baccalaureate Programme
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a program of advanced study in all core academic areas designed to meet the educational needs of high-ability and high-achieving students. IB includes foreign language instruction during each year of the program. Along with enrichment area studies such as music, art, and technology, IB emphasizes the connectivity of all areas. As the name suggests, the IB program is used in countries around the globe. In the Muscogee County School District, three schools are IB schools: Clubview Elementary, Richards Middle, and Hardaway High. These schools enable a student to enjoy a total IB educational experience while attending elementary and middle schools on the same campus with the high school a few blocks away. However, students from any elementary school may apply for entry into the Richards IB program. Our goal is to prepare students for any high school’s advanced instruction.
Elementary School Magnet Programs
Britt David Magnet Academy Elementary School
Advanced College Preparatory with CTAE Integration
Britt David Magnet Academy Advanced College Preparatory with CTAE Integration will apply all of Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters to prepare elementary students for a secondary/post secondary experience. This task will be accomplished by providing introductory academic instruction so that students acquire skills and advanced training leading to a successful transition into secondary/post secondary education. This preparation will be incorporated into an academic year in the many ways throughout the year from field trips, CTAE Clubs, and on-site presentations.
Clubview Elementary School Elementary School
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
Located in the heart of MidTown, Clubview is proud to be the only MCSD elementary school authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the Primary Years Programme. With a focus on the total growth of the developing child, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) encourages students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged world citizens. Clubview educators collaborate to promote high academic growth through lessons encompassing state standards that lead the students to explore the world through six globally significant themes of inquiry. Clubview offers art, music, Spanish, and PE every week to all K-5 students. In addition to the many classroom teachers who hold gifted certification, Clubview is home for two full-time gifted teachers who serve the state identified population on site 3-5 days a week. All teachers plan around themes of inquiry to ensure that all students are involved in a transdisciplinary approach to learning. The annual, school-wide IB exhibition is a celebratory display of evidence of student action which centered around a single area of global concern identified by students and the actions they took to impact change in the community. We maintain high expectations for all students and depend on well-established parent/teacher/student relationships and responsibility for the betterment of each child. Outside the classroom, Clubview students have the opportunity to be involved in many extra-curricular clubs and activities to include the school play, archery, broadcasting, tennis, manners club, book club and many more. Students have opportunities to represent Clubview in various academic competitions throughout the year. As a school rich in tradition and history, Clubview proudly holds many honors and continues to shine as a leader in MCSD and the world of IB! Come explore the world at Clubview!
Dimon Magnet Academy Elementary School
State-Certified STEM Magnet Academy
Dimon is proud to be Muscogee County's only school-wide STEM certified school through the state of Georgia. We believe in PBL (Project-Based Learning) where students develop solutions to problems through hands-on activities. This school year, our focus is on food scarcity, as students develop solutions to help people that do not easily have access to healthy foods. We are using our greenhouse, school campus gardens, compost bins, and more as students identify solutions to help with food scarcity. We are also blessed to partner with local community gardens like Mercy Med and high schools such as Hardaway and Carver to help our students succeed in their goals. Please visit our school website at www.dimonmagnetacademy.com or our FaceBook page @DimonMagnetAcademy to see what we are up to! Our intro video is also here: https://youtu.be/y3_SjmATgAY
Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy Elementary School
Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy is located in one of the most appealing school sites in the Muscogee County School District. The school continues to make commendable academic gains and is known for the climate and culture that fosters positive family and student relationships. The following real-world collaborative practices are developed on all grade levels: problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Educators at Downtown Magnet are dedicated and committed to “bringing out the very best in every student”. Downtown Elementary Magnet School is the school of choice. Students work collaboratively and diversity is a welcomed asset to the learning environment. We are honored to have strong community Partners in Education (PIE partners). These partners are Total Systems (TSYS), Kiwanis Club, and the River Center. Our Engineering Advisory Board includes: * TSYS/Global Payments * Kiwanis Club of Greater Columbus * Pratt & Whitney * YMCA of Columbus Georgia * Let's Grow STEAMx * Coca Cola Science Center * Starrett Bytewise Development, Inc. * Columbus State University * Fort Moore * STEAMInventors
Hannan Elementary Magnet Academy Elementary School
Program for Gifted and High Achieving Students
Hannan Magnet Academy is committed to providing educational experiences that will inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. Hannan is a HOME where all of our students grow and learn. The Hannan Magnet Program is a full time program within our school which seeks to serve gifted students as well as those identified as high academic achievers. In addition, we are STEM program certified and offer Spanish two days a week for our Magnet students.
Reese Road Leadership Academy Elementary School
Leadership: The Leader in Me (7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
The curriculum for Reese Road Leadership Academy will incorporate the Georgia Standards of Excellence and a leadership component. The leadership component will follow the Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me curriculum. The Leader in Me teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.
Wynnton Arts Academy Elementary School
Fine Arts / STEAM Integration
Get Creative @ Wynnton Arts Academy! Wynnton Arts Academy is a Fine Arts Magnet School featuring an innovative program in which content and standards from the fine arts are integrated with core subject curriculum standards. All students K-5 participate in drama, dance, music, and visual arts instruction each week with additional specialty class, extended day, and performance opportunities. Wynnton Arts Academy has started the journey to become a Georgia STEAM Certified School. Students will be immersed in cross-curricular lessons with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Arts integration raises student achievement and increases engagement and motivation while cultivating multiple intelligences. The arts promote self-discipline, creativity, and the confidence to succeed.
High School Magnet Programs
Columbus High School High School
Liberal Arts Magnet
Take the next step to becoming part of the #1 school in the district, #2 school in the state of Georgia, and #75 school in the nation (US News and World Report 2023-2024 High School Rankings)! Columbus High School Liberal Arts College Preparatory Magnet provides the opportunity to pursue rigorous Advanced Placement curriculum to fulfill the academic goals of our students and have a well-rounded experience relevant to each individual’s learning profile.
George Washington Carver High School High School
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
The G.W. Carver High School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet Program is a rigorous college preparatory program for students with an interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics. The goal of this program is to provide a strong, hands-on, individualized curriculum. Students are able to choose a STEM track of Technology, Medical Science, or Advanced Mathematics to guide their high school curriculum. The chosen STEM track curriculum prepares students to be successful in their future careers. The students are provided with state-of-the-art technology, which enhances their academic achievement. G.W. Carver STEM Magnet students are extremely successful in their post-secondary endeavors, including university, military, and professional careers.
Hardaway High Magnet High School
International Baccalaureate Programme
The Hardaway International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a rigorous pre-university course of study that meets the needs of highly motivated high school students. It currently exists in more than 100 countries around the globe, and is in over 1,000 schools worldwide. It may be offered only at IB-approved schools. The IB curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, an exposure to a variety of viewpoints, and inter-cultural understanding among young people. The program offers courses such as: IB World Literature, IB 20th Century World History, IB Biology, IB Mathematics - Application & Interpretation, Theory of Knowledge , and Personal & Professional Skills - all offered ONLY in IB Schools. Hardaway is also currently a Candidate School* for the IB Middle Years Program. IB schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education —something that Hardaway believes is important for our students.
Jordan Vocational High School College and Career Academy High School
College and Career Academy
The College and Career Academy extends the concept to all students at the JVHS CCA. Students become a member of a small learning community upon entering the Freshman Academy as a ninth grader. The freshman students will expand their learning capacities while exploring 19 different career paths. The students continue their career pathway as a sophomore by entering either the "School of Industrial and Engineering Systems" or the "School of Technology and Human Services". The completion of the career pathway can result with an industry credential recognized nationally. The students can apply and experience Dual Enrollment (Columbus Technical College and Columbus State University) or Internships and Apprenticeships as a junior and senior. The students graduate with real world experience and opportunities for post-secondary participation depending on the student's interest.
Kendrick High School High School
Academy of Communication Arts and Design
In the Academy of Communication Arts and Design, students will gain fundamental workplace skills, technical application skills, and interpersonal skills necessary to enter and succeed in diverse careers associated with graphic design and print communications industry. ACAD students will learn about artistic expression, graphic design, machinery operation, desktop publishing, photography, camera equipment, digital printing, image assembly, offset processes, print journalism, screen printing, laser engraving, teamwork, problem solving, and communications skills necessary in today’s modern graphic design and printing communications facilities. Students will gain valuable experience while using Adobe Creative Cloud, a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications. They will have the opportunity to master those skills and become Adobe Certified in Photoshop and Illustrator. While Graphics is our main focus, Marketing, Art, Journalism, and Audio Video Film Technology are the pillars of our program. Students will be given the opportunity to choose a focus area while also taking the other classes as a supplement. Students in the academy will also investigate career options through internships and work-based learning. Students will gain experiences in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development through participation in SkillsUSA and DECA amongst other clubs and activities at Kendrick High School.
Northside High School High School
Engineering and Biotechnology
The Northside Biotechnology and Engineering Magnet programs are hands-on, project based courses that engage students on multiple levels, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. The curriculum is founded in the fundamental problem-solving and critical thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education, but at the same time integrates national academic standards to create a model for 21st century learning.
William Henry Shaw High School High School
Mass Communication Academy
The mission of the Shaw High School Mass Communications Academy is to develop in young people the critical skills necessary to succeed in the world of mass communications and mass media through extensive coursework in journalism, video production, digital design, and print media with an emphasis on students continuing to post-secondary education/training. Expanded course offerings will include video production, writing for media, announcing, graphics production, news reporting, media law, business advertising, speech/forensics, and internships with media related businesses. The MCA curricular vision includes attractive opportunities for students in every subject area designed to enhance student skills in written, verbal, and broadcast communications.
William Henry Spencer High School High School
The Academy for Computer Science and Game Design
The Academy of Computer Science and Electronic Game Design is a combination of Advanced Placement and computer science courses dedicated to attracting and retaining diverse learners who seek to gain college and real world experiences while completing their high school requirements. Students and parents will agree to devote their high school career to pursuing rigorous academic classes and a computer science pathway that will result in students graduating with options to continue to postsecondary education and/or begin a career within the technology industry.
Virtual School Magnet Programs
Lighthouse Virtual Academy Virtual School
Virtual School Program
Lighthouse Virtual Academy is Muscogee County School District’s completely virtual option for your education. There will be times during the year when students will come to a “brick and mortar” building, but all learning will be virtual. Virtual learning helps build skills in order to succeed in life. It is important to be able to effectively communicate with others, solve problems and manage your work. Let Lighthouse Virtual Academy help you build these skills to be successful in your school work, as well as, being successful in your future. For the 2023-2024 school year, we will serve students in grades 8-11. Students and parents agree to make a yearlong commitment to learn virtually at Lighthouse Virtual Academy. Space is limited.
This program does not provide transportation!
Secondary School Magnet Programs
Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts Secondary School
Nestled in Midtown Columbus, Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts (RMSOTA) is Muscogee County School District’s visual and performing arts magnet serving students in grades 6-12 from across the region. RMSOTA provides a college preparatory program featuring rigorous advanced honors courses and intensive arts instruction. Our magnet programs include: Band, Choir, Orchestra, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, Classical Piano, Classical Guitar, Creative Writing, Music Business & Production (NEW pilot program), and Artists in Medicine (NEW pilot program).