MCSD students earn dual credits towards college!

MCSD students earn dual credits towards college!

We recently asked the Marshalltown Community School District about college credits. We keep hearing about college credits and how a lot of high school students are taking advantage of “free college” while they attend MHS. We wanted to know how many college credits were taken in the 2018-2019 school year.

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Work-Based Learning Prepares Students for Future

How do students learn what to expect when they move into post secondary education and the workplace? In Marshalltown Schools we are preparing students for these adventures by making partnerships with businesses for work-based learning experiences to get them ready for their further educational experiences and their careers.

Work-based learning is personalized learning in which the student works for an outside employer. A training agreement between the student, the business and the school district learning coordinator helps structure a training plan to measure success. We want our students to be successful in their workplace, so it is important that we all agree on the measures of that success.

One of the main goals of work-based learning experiences is to develop positive work habits and behaviors that are essential for a student’s future success. Soft skills such as customer service, collaboration and problem solving will be coupled with industry skills and certifications in specific areas of expertise.

Students get the benefits of exploring different interests and career pathways, have real world applications to their learning, and develop an awareness of tasks, skills and competencies for different careers. They will reflect on and evaluate their own abilities and increase understanding about post secondary education needed for careers in the industry.

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Plenty of Ways to Get Involved in Marshalltown Schools

Plenty of Ways to Get Involved in Marshalltown Schools

At Marshalltown Schools we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of activities to get our students involved. In fact, if we tried to list all or our extracurricular activities it would take up this whole page and more.

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Meet the Marshalltown Community School District Board Members

Meet the Marshalltown Community School District Board Members

If you follow our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages, you may have seen the leader spotlights on the Marshalltown Community School District School Board.

The mission of the Marshalltown Community School District is to “develop learners who have the knowledge, skills, and positive mindset to successfully pursue a meaningful future through personalized learning experiences.” To bring more awareness about the individuals driving these decisions, we asked why they wanted to be a board member and what projects they are most excited about.

These seven are responsible for ensuring the District Administration succeeds in the mission and vision of the MCSD by “preparing ALL learners, through an unparalleled culture of excellence, to be productive and engaged citizens in a diverse world.”

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