• Innovative Programs



    Our school distrtict have partnered with Florence-Darlington Technical College to offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn high school and college credit. We believe students who participate in these programs will be well prepared for college and career readiness.


    Students who are in kindergaten through sixth grade will have fress access to virtual keyboarding course. Staff members from each school will participate in ongoing professional development to utilize the program offered by SC Department of Education. The Elementary Keyboarding Program supports personalized and customized education for every student through an online choice option for keyboarding instruction. The primary objectives of the Elementary Keyboarding Projects are: 

    • To provide instruction in alphabetic keyboarding to students in grades K-6. 
    • To provide instruction and practice in navigation through online open educational resources and activities. 
    • To provide opportunity for students to compose paragraphs, short answers, or essay responses at the keyboard in a timely manner from writing prompts provided in the course.




    The following description of the identification process reflects the South Carolina definition of gifted and talented and is in keeping with the National Excellence Report (1995) which states:

     “Children and youth with outstanding talent perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. [They] exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative and/or artistic areas, possess an unusual leadership capacity, or excel in specific academic fields. They require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the schools. Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.”

    Gifted and talented students are those who are identified in grades one through twelve as demonstrating high performance ability or potential in academic and/or artistic areas and therefore require educational programming beyond that normally provided by the general school programming in order to achieve their potential. Gifted and Talented abilities include( To read more click here.):



      Marion County School District is pleased to announce one of our up and coming innovative programs...MONTESSORI. The Montessori "PROGRAM" at Mullins Early Childhood Center (MECC) is serving students 4K/5K.

     The Montessori method views children as they really are and creates environments which foster the fulfillment of their highest potential - emotional, physical, and intellectual - as members of a family and the world community.

     The high level of academic achievement so common in Montessori schools is a natural outcome of experience in such a supportive environment. The Montessori Method of education is a model which serves the needs of children of all levels of mental and physical ability as they live and learn in a natural, mixed-age group which is very much like the society they will live in as adults.

     We are currently accepting applications for our MONTESSORI Program. Please contact Mrs. Stacey Wilbanks in the Office of Curriculum and Instruction for more information.


     Students in grades K-8th will be able to participate in Palmetto Digital Literacy program sponsored by the South Carolina Deparment of Education. Teachers and students will use Learning.com to gain access to the program.


     Marion County School District, in partnership with Coastal Carolina University, is pleased to participate in a grant that infuses robotics intoScience and Math Lessons. Our middle school teachers will integrate robotics within their science and math lessons. The grant will begin2016- 17 school year and last for 18 months. Our math and science teachers will participate in their first workshop July 18-22, 2016 at CoastalCarolina University. Teachers will receive a $1,500 stipend. In addition, participating teachers will receive Lego Mindstorm products for classrooms, access to a ‘best practices’ portal, a Dell Venue, and optional graduate credit in Instructional Technology.

    We are excited about the partnership with Coastal Carolina and we look forward to the great time of integrating robotics, and making our lessons in science and math more engaging and rigorous.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Melonie Gordon in the Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

Last Modified on June 23, 2017