Intentional Excellence, Centered in Community
A Rich 10-Year History
The Main Street Academy opened its school doors to 563 students on August 23, 2010, the first day of school for the 2010 – 2011 academic school year. We anticipate serving over 870 students (K-8) for the 2020 – 2021 academic school year. This will also mark the 10-year anniversary of TMSA opening its school doors to the community.
In previous years, TMSA’s parents contributed more than 12,000 volunteer hours through events like PTO meetings, field trips, family nights, career days, and classroom activities. TMSA encourages parental involvement and partnership.
Leader in Me
TMSA is a proud Leader in Me school. Instead of focusing on academic measures along, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measures success.
Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM)
At the core of The Main Street Academy's (TMSA) curriculum is the adoption of the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). The SEM model seeks daily enrichment in the core curriculum by bringing students into contact with experts and community leaders who explain how education connects to real life experiences. The 2020 – 2021 academic school year will mark the sixth year of TMSA students participating SEM. SEM, currently implemented at over 4,000 schools across the United States and only at TMSA within the Fulton County School System, is an enrichment program for students to enjoy challenging learning experiences constructed around their interests and passions.
We Heart the Arts
An education at TMSA involves attention to the arts as well as the core subjects of reading, language arts and math. All TMSA students receive instruction in art and music. TMSA students showcase their work at the school's annual Art Show, established by art teacher, Allison Hanlin.
TMSA’s Annual TriCities 5K/10K Run Walk (sponsored by the cities of College Park, East Point, and Hapeville, as well as Marriott Hotels) raised over $16,000.