We regularly talk to local business and industry representatives about what skills they need future workers to have. Their input helps us shape our programs as they sit on advisory committees. Our partnerships enable us to achieve successes like simulated workplace experiences, one-on-one mentoring, and other educational opportunities that make us unique in the area.
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Harding High School's career pathways includes Army Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, the first JROTC program in Marion County. Completing the program lets students enter the military or a college's senior ROTC program at a higher rank. The program benefits them by teaching them employability skills like leadership and citizenship that help them succeed in careers and in life.
For many students, the thought of sending children to college seems impossible. The federally funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) at Marion City Schools is designed to show them that possibilities do exist. Marion City Schools' GEAR UP program is one of only four in the state.
We believe every student can be a leader. That's why we start stressing student leadership as early as kindergarten.
Each one of our elementary schools is a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is a program that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills. It creates a culture that empowers students to be leaders.