Each year the Georgia Department of Education recognizes schools for going above and beyond to provide a supportive environment for military students and families. All of Georgia’s K-12 public schools were invited to apply for the Military Flagship School Award, and applications were evaluated by a panel of judges with experience in the education of military-connected students.
“We are honored to be recognized as a Military Flagship School,” said Dr. Holly Barnes, Principal of Columbia Middle School. “We value the relationships we have with our military students and their families, and appreciate the opportunity to be able to help provide a positive educational experience for our military-connected children and their families.”
The school held a special ceremony on Friday, April 14, 2023, with special guest Richard Woods, State School Superintendent, to present the school with the Military Flagship School Award.