Venture Academics, an innovative project-based learning model launches this fall. Led by the Linn-Mar Community School District, this community-based program is a partnership with Marion Economic Development and Community Promise. Venture Academics allows students to earn high school credit by meeting Iowa Core standards and applying knowledge to real-world projects. The Venture experience will focus on extending classroom learning to real world applications, problems, and solutions.
Venture gives students the opportunity to develop valuable 21st century skills such as productivity and accountability, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, flexibility/adaptivity, and complex communication. We are looking for businesses and professionals to partner with Venture to build relationships with students and support them in their learning. Students will experience exposure to the local business community and beyond, providing them with opportunities to grow and expand their awareness of various careers and professions that they may be interested in pursuing in the future.
Venture offers learning in the 10 subject areas listed below. Students select the subject area that interests them.
|Advanced Business||Environmental Science|
|Behavioral Science||Government and Law|
|Digital Design and Communication||Life Science|
There are various levels of engagement for businesses and professionals within the Venture program. Click here to see the levels of engagement.