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    The Montessori Program of Marion County School District is located at the Academy of Early Learning in Mullins, SC.  This program currently serves students by application only in 4K-3rd grade. The Montessori method views children as they really are and creates an environment which fosters the fulfillment of their highest potential - emotional, physical, and intellectual. The high level of academic achievement so common in Montessori schools is a natural outcome of of the supportive environment. The Montessori Method of education is a model which serves the mental and physical needs of children of all levels as they learn in a natural, mixed-age group.  Please contact the Academy of Early Learning 843-464-3725 for more information. 


    Early College opportunities are available to qualifying students in grades 9-12 from the entire school district.  Students who are selected for this program will receive credit both for high school and college.  This program is housed at the Academy for Careers and Technology.  Contact the ACT at 843-423-1941 for more information.


    The Academy for Careers and Technology serves high school students in the district to help them develop world class skills and life and career characteristics as defined in the Profile of the SC Graduate.  By providing a safe, caring, and academically challenging learning environment, every student who successfully completes a program of study should be able to be gainfully employed, enroll in a post-secondary educational program, or join the military. We challenge our students using the best teaching practices to reach their full potential and by continuous professional development of our teachers in the following technical programs: Auto Collision Repair, Auto Technology, Computer Assisted Drafting and Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Entertainment Technology, Mechatronics, Practical Nursing, and Sports Medicine. For more information, contact the ACT at 843-423-1941. 

    Creek Bridge STEM Academy

    The Creek Bridge STEM Academy houses the district STEM program and serves students in grades K-8.  The STEAM lab uses the curriculum from SmartLab.  Teachers incorporate STEM activities into the South Carolina College and Career Readiness Standards. For more information, contact CBSA at 843-362-3500.  

    Flexible Learning Academy

    The Marion County School District Virtual Academy serves students in grades K-12.  For more information, please contact the Success Academy at 843-464-3740.


    Students who are in kindergarten through sixth grade will have free access to a 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 online keyboarding instruction. The primary objectives of the Elementary Keyboarding Projects are to:  provide instruction in alphabetic keyboarding, provide instruction and practice in navigating an online resource, and provide opportunities for students to compose paragraphs, short answers, or essay responses using the keyboard.


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


Last Modified on June 27, 2023