Marysville Exempted Village School District Continuing to Innovate With New TRI Academy

Marysville Exempted Village School District is not new to innovation. When the district received a Straight A grant from the state of Ohio in 2014, the dollars were leveraged to kick-start the district’s strategic plan, which included the renovation of an unused school building into Marysville Early College High School and an Innovation Design Center for the county. With a heavy focus on STEM practices, problem-based learning and habits of mind, the early college high school school provides students and families a school choice at the high school level.

Building on their mission and core belief to meet the needs of each learner, the Marysville school district has thoughtfully explored policies, structures and strategies. To that end, Superintendent Diane Mankins has committed to personalized learning as the  district’s next lift, giving students the opportunity to own their learning, progress at their own pace and graduate from high school ready to succeed in both college and career.

The district’s current strategy, designed to put learners at the center, has inspired the launch of TRI Academy. This new school will be led by the district’s current Personalized Learning Coordinator, Ashley Thompson. With this new school, both the Marysville school district and Thompson are furthering their commitment to tailored, relevant instruction for students who are struggling to earn credits toward graduation and who might need more individualized attention.

Read more about the Tri Academy in Marysville in this article from ThisWeek Community News.

Learn more about Ashley Thompson and watch this video of her sharing some of her experiences with a district transformation to personalized learning:

Robin Kanaan

Written by: Robin Kanaan

Robin Kanaan is a Director of Teaching and Learning at KnowledgeWorks.

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