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Rushmore Academy

Marion City School District

About the district

Our Philosophy

Students learn coding at GrantMarion City Schools' mission statement is to inspire a community of achievement. While that means different things, we ultimately define that achievement for students as being prepared for success after they graduate. We came up wiht our Four Pillars to help them achieve that success.

Our Four Pillars follow four distinct themes including student leadership, research-based reading instruction and personalized learning. Our fourth pillar is Diploma Plus Acceptance. That means we want our students to leave high school with not only their diploma but also acceptance into a two- or four-year college, an adult training program, the military, or a high-paying, in-demand job.

That's just part of what makes Marion City Schools unique in the area. We offer innovative experiences, educational options and learning programs not available in surrounding school districts. We search for ways to prepare students for not only academic success but success in college and careers as well.

Our Four Pillars

The Leader in Me

We empower students to be leaders by adopting FranklinCovey's The Leader in Me program in our elementary schools and LEAD at Grant Middle School.

Literacy Collaborative

Literacy Collaborative is a nationally recognized comprehensive literacy model. We have developed school leadership teams led by literacy coaches to help meet the needs of all learners.

Next Generational Learning Environments

NGLE classrooms personalize learning and introduce studnets to technology. We teach math classes in a station rotation model that uses adaptive curriculum, project-based learning and small group direct instruction methods.

Diploma Plus Acceptance

We have specifically designed our career pathways and clusters around the high-demand jobs and opportunities that exist in Marion County and within a 30-mile radius.

Robotics in the STEM Lab