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Points of Pride

Intentional Excellence, Centered in Community

A Rich 13-Year History
The Main Street Academy (TMSA) opened its school doors to 563 students on August 23, 2010, the first day of school for the 2010 – 2011 academic school year. Currently, TMSA serves approximately 844 students (K - 8) who reside throughout Fulton County.  

Parental Involvement
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 alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. Leader in Me support TMSA’s school improvement progression. Leader in Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive school improvement model developed in partnership with educators that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Leader in Me incorporates world-renowned Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. TMSA scholars (K-8) incorporate the 7-Habits into their daily routines.  
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize:
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: 

Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM)
At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, TMSA adopted the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). SEM is an added enrichment and acceleration program designed for students to enjoy accelerated and challenging learning experiences constructed around their interests, passions, and Project Based Learning (PBL.) Historically, the Joseph S. Renzulli SEM model has been geared toward students who are identified as Gifted & Talented. At TMSA, we believe that all students benefit from participating in the SEM program, thus supporting our overall school improvement continuum. As a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Agriculture, and Math-focused school, students are engaged in learning that fosters real-world connected learning outcomes. The SEM model seeks daily enrichment in the core curriculum by connecting students with internal & external experts and community leaders who guide learning experiences that are further connected to real-life problems and experiences. Students gain hands-on knowledge and skills while working for an extended period to investigate and respond to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems, or challenges. Students also collaborate with individuals who work in industries such as engineering, medical technology, agriculture design, health & wellness, e-commerce sales & marketing, social media design, mechanical engineering, cosmetology, sports production & management, podcasting and finance, culture, arts, history, and more! Furthermore, the industry experts’ partner with TMSA teachers and staff to sponsor student-driven projects that further explore interest, academic, and real-world interconnected relationships. In school year 2021-2022, TMSA formally embarked on its Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) journey and is in the process of seeking Cognia STEM Certification. TMSA SEM program is an important innovation that supports the STEM/STEAM program.  


TMSA believes that STEAM/STEAM programs fill important gaps in learning. The acronym, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, combines subjects known to increase critical thinking and problem-solving skills through unique hands-on learning opportunities. TMSA has invested over $2 million in a 21st century Innovation Center to support STEAM Education and curriculum. TMSA supports teachers in getting STEAM, Math, Science, and TAG endorsements.


Project Based Learning (PBL)
The Main Street Academy has invested in training and coaching relative to Project Based Learning instructional methods in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems, or challenges. PBL is connected to each core curriculum area in addition to SEM. 

Community Partnerships
TMSA is pleased to have established relationships with community partners and sponsors. Click here to view the listing of school partners and sponsors. 

Fast Facts
  • TMSA is the largest K - 8 Fulton County Schools charter school
  • TMSA is a longstanding Fulton County Schools charter school and of the first FCS charter schools
  • TMSA is nestled on a 38-acre campus located in College Park, GA
  • Promethean boards are provided in every classroom and educational space
  • 1-to-1 devices are provided to TMSA scholars (K - 8) to further explore and assist with teaching and learning
  • Cognia Accredited
  • Seeking STEAM Certification (2024)
  • Seeking Leader In Me – Light House School Status
4th Grade Leaders