Marion Harding High School senior Karington Reed is October's GEAR UP Success Story. Read about how Harding is helping her achieve her goals.
Welcome to Marion City Schools!
Harding High School students and school administrators recently joined together in making a pitch to area investors that Marion's the place to be.
The Greater Marion Community Area New Development Organization, better known as Marion CAN DO!, held its May 4 Investors Meeting at the high school. Supporters at the meeting had the opportunity to hear Harding's logistics students present their own observations about why industries should locate in Marion.
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.
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.