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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community School of the Arts (CSA) will be holding an informational meeting on the CSA Arts Academy, a partnership with Marion Community Schools, at 5:30 p.m. June 24 at CSA, 305 S. Adams St., Marion. This meeting is for anyone who would like more information on the program; it is not required of those already enrolled in the programming.

The CSA Arts Academy was formed in 2016 as an exclusive cooperative agreement between Marion Community Schools and Marion CSA to provide a unique opportunity for students who are pursuing intensive, pre-professional arts training: an educational program that can be tailored to their needs, combining online and on-site academics with support from MCS staff, along with extra-curricular opportunities.

CSA Arts Academy students are enrolled as Marion Community Schools students, and they are connected with a teacher of record for their self-guided online courses. This means that they have resources not normally available through most online learning options, which most often put the burden on the student to keep up with lessons, and to find additional external help if they struggle with coursework. From one-on-one discussions with the teacher, to tutoring options, to help with scheduling and more, CSA Arts Academy students have help that other online programs just can’t offer.

In addition, though, CSA Arts Academy students have the option to take honors and Advanced Placement and dual credit classes on-site at Marion High School, and to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. MHS offers dozens of early college credit opportunities, all of which are open to CSA Arts Academy students. And MHS has dozens of athletic teams and student organizations that are also all open to participation by CSA Arts Academy students.

The CSA Arts Academy, in cooperation with Marion Community Schools, truly offers the best of both worlds to its students: high quality pre-professional arts training and a high quality academic program, along with the traditional high school experiences — things like being inducted into honor societies, cheering with fellow students at the big game, going to prom, and even participating in graduation ceremonies — that pre-professional arts students often have to sacrifice to make their intensive arts training possible.

The program is a fast-paced, intensive program best suited for high performing, serious pre-professional arts students. It provides flexibility to students participating in pre-professional arts education including, but not limited to, the CSA Theatre compANY and CSA’s Dancers Edge Company, providing high quality academics while still allowing them to dedicate the time to the training, traveling and auditioning required at this advanced level of study.

Anyone who would like more information about this outstanding opportunity for young artists should plan to attend this informational meeting, 5:30 p.m. June 24 at CSA, 305 S. Adams St., Marion.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News More #GiantPride for our JROTC Drill National Champion! 

DJ Smith, MHS Class of 2019, is the city of Marion's Champion of the Month

>> Learn more about DJ's national title here
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
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We'll miss you, seniors! Best wishes as you move to the next chapter of your lives. #OnceAGiantAlwaysAGiant

Check out the video shown at the Class of 2019 Commencement! 


>> To view / download photos, click here

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Registration for the 2019-20 school year at Marion Community Schools is now open.

Families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year can register their students online now, through the PowerSchool Unified Classroom.

The online registration process can be completed at any internet-connected computer (including the public stations available at Marion Public Library).

MCS encourages parents to complete this process as soon as possible; if login assistance is needed or other questions arise, please email Steve Turner with the MCS Technology Department,

Here are instructions on how to complete online registration for your students:
  1. Visit
  2. Log in to your Unified Classroom account. (Use the same email from last year; click on “Forgot Password” if you don’t remember it, and a reset email will be sent to you.)
  3. Click on “Quick Links” in the left menu
  4. Click on 2019-20 “MCS Registration”
  5. Complete the registration pages and submit a registration for each MCS student you are registering.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Interested in running? Curious about cross country? The 2019 Giants Cross Country Camp will introduce students to distance running, training techniques, and competition. Incoming kindergartners through 8th-graders are invited to this camp next week.

>> Click here for details from