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Welcome


The Dome is the center for youth-focused innovation in the Greater Springfield Region.  We pursue connected learning by linking mentors and students in a space rich with new media, maker spaces and educational technology.  We are a hub for the creation of our future workforce and a symbol of the revitalization of our community.  We engage local businesses and community organizations to build meaningful connections with students.  By providing students the freedom to choose from a range of personalized, mentor-supported and interest-driven learning experiences, these connections strengthen and grow.

We give students the opportunity to develop skills through hands-on real-world experience with experts in a variety of fields.  Here, students are surrounded by like-mined peers, opportunities to connect, and a trustworthy support system.  We provide them the tools and confidence they need to grow in a space where they can be themselves.  

Check out the links above for YOUMEDIA SPRINGFIELD (a space that caters to students in grades 9 - 12) and MAKE:SPRINGFIELD (a space that caters to students in grades 4 - 8).

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Welcome


The Dome is the center for youth-focused innovation in the Greater Springfield Region.  We pursue connected learning by linking mentors and students in a space rich with new media, maker spaces and educational technology.  We are a hub for the creation of our future workforce and a symbol of the revitalization of our community.  We engage local businesses and community organizations to build meaningful connections with students.  By providing students the freedom to choose from a range of personalized, mentor-supported and interest-driven learning experiences, these connections strengthen and grow.

We give students the opportunity to develop skills through hands-on real-world experience with experts in a variety of fields.  Here, students are surrounded by like-mined peers, opportunities to connect, and a trustworthy support system.  We provide them the tools and confidence they need to grow in a space where they can be themselves.  

Check out the links above for YOUMEDIA SPRINGFIELD (a space that caters to students in grades 9 - 12) and MAKE:SPRINGFIELD (a space that caters to students in grades 4 - 8).

While The Dome, Springfield's Center of Innovation, is owned and operated by the Springfield City School District, we aim to serve all curious learners, educators, and community partners in the Greater Springfield region.   We do this in many ways: we open our informal learning spaces to all, we host focused programs and events for groups with particular interests, and we rent or lease space to other educational organizations.  

We thrive on collaboration, and we're proud to be

  • Hang out in YOUmedia, our after-school space just for high school students.

  • Tinker and dabble in our middle school makerspace, make: springfield.

  • Bring your class, team or group of any age on a field trip to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Create art in our welding or woodworking shops.

  • Host or attend a workshop in our professional learning suite. 

  • Reserve a conference room for 10 or 100 people.

  • Play a role - on stage or behind the scenes - in our 689 seat John Legend Theater.

Curiousity, Collaboration, and Community are our motivating values.  We're open to conversation about how we can support your goals. 

 for more information, contact us at 937-505-2800.  Ask for Amy OR Karri OR Email us at  StacyAD@scsdoh.org, or KissKL@scsdoh.org

This program is supported by NASA's Universe of Learning, in partnership with Smithsonian Affiliations.

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In the News


In the News


 

 

 

QUESTIONS about NEWS or events?

Contact Grant Thurman at thurmanbg@scsdoh.org

 

In the News

Second phase of renovation complete, The Dome hosts community open house in August, 2017. 

Legend to perform at Springfield theater dedication named for him, Friday, September 30, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

Springfield students recognized for summer learning experiences, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

Springfield co-op recycles bicycles, teaches students bike repairs, Thursday, June 16, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

Springfield students creating video for SCAT bus system, Friday, June 03, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

Local students create project for Springfield art museum, Friday, May 6, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

Architectural gems uncovered during South High auditorium work, Monday, April 25, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

Springfield wins nationwide digital learning contest and grant, Monday, March 21, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

Clark County students compete for internships, February 19, 2016, Springfield News-Sun

How One School District in Ohio Transformed an Empty High School into a Digital Space for Teens, Educator Innovator, January 25, 2016,

‘Hour of Code’ to give students taste of computer programming, December 5, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Legend, Speedway give to Springfield school auditorium project, December 1, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Springfield city schools after-school program a hit with students, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

The Dome a beacon of hope for Springfield, August 13, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Community gets first look inside The Dome, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

South High reopens as The Dome, Monday, August 2, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Three area schools receive mentoring grants, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Historic Springfield city school gets new name, Friday, July 10, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Building a workforce for tomorrow, June 2015, Vol. 5 No. 3, Springfield B2B Magazine

Teacher training center named for retiring Springfield superintendent, Sunday, June 28, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Education symposium to focus on 21st century learning, June 4, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Board seeks suggestions for what to name South High, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Clark State, Springfield schools take next step at South building, April 1, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

School board to match auditorium funds, March 27, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

John Legend is still “All of Springfield,” February 18, 2015, The Wittenberg Torch

John Legend raising funds for South High School, February 4, 2015, Dayton Daily News

Digital learning center scheduled to open at CareerConnectED, February 2, 2015, Springfield News-Sun

Hundreds revisit former Springfield, South High, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, Springfield News-Sun