Rushmore Academy

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  • Rushmore Academy is a community school (sponsored by Marion City Schools) designed to impact the lives of our students in a positive, direct, and productive manner by emphasizing the core values of hard work, team building, personal accountability, and service to others. 
    The ultimate goal of Rushmore Academy is to empower our students to reach their maximum potential academically, socially, and emotionally while assisting them in becoming solid and productive citizens.
  • Simulated Workplace coming to Rushmore Academy

    Rushmore Academy is proud to be the first Simulated Workplace school in Ohio.
    With funding from Ohio’s Straight A Fund Program, Rushmore Academy is the first school in Ohio to offer students the opportunity to participate in Simulated Workplace. Partnering with Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology, Rushmore Academy’s staff will be trained in digital workplace simulations with the goal of replicating this program throughout the state.
    Simulated Workplace is a unique and innovative program that introduces students to various business processes traditionally found in real-world business environments. This new educational initiative has been designed to enhance the career technical education programs by giving students exposure to authentic workplace experiences such as the interview process, workplace behavior, drug testing, safety procedures, work ethic, attendance and professionalism.
    Students learn modern workplace requirements and industry best practices through immersion in student-led companies presented in a project based learning environment. The Simulated Workplace model transforms the traditional classroom into a student-led company that mimics an actual workplace allowing students to enhance their skills in a risk- free environment.
    The Simulated Workplace program is tightly integrated with local businesses to help identify and duplicate the business practices and protocols students will encounter when they enter the workforce. Rushmore students will now have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is similar to how many businesses and work forces operate - preparing them for the expectations that employers have, including work skills, social skills and business culture.