(541) 267-1480

Address: 755 S. 7th Street

Coos Bay, OR 97420

Phone: (541) 267-1485
Fax: (541) 266-7314
Grades: Alternative
School Hours: 7:40am – 3:22pm
Office Hours: 7:00am – 3:30pm

School Links

Community Experience for Career Education (CE2)
Destinations Academy
Destinations – Math
Staff Information
Child Development Center and Teen Parent Program

Resource Link

Welcome to Harding Learning Center

HLC Supply List Start – Stop Times
Registration Dates and Times Student Calendar
Operation Backpack Student Calendar – Spanish

Harding Learning CenterWe house several different learning environments for those students seeking a model different than the traditional public school setting. The following programs are based in the Harding Learning Center:

  • Destinations Academy – allowing students to work at their own pace
  • CE2 - incorporating hands on learning in on-the-job settings

Child Development Center & Teen Parent Program – allows students who are also parenting to continue their education as students and parents.

Resource Link – A charter school offering diverse learning experiences and a focus on individualized learning experiences.

GED – An experienced classroom teacher helps students elevate academic skills to pass the series of exams.

Looking Ahead to 2014-15 – Calendar Options

Superintendent Dawn Granger is seeking your input on the 2014-15 school calendar. Attached at the link below are six options for the licensed staff calendar from which the classified and student calendars will be built. There is a short explanation for each calendar. – Looking Ahead to 2014-15 Calendar Options
Email your input/questions to Dawn at 

She will be making a recommendation to the School Board at the April School Board meeting.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration begins at Coos Bay Schools May 15th

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Coos Bay Public Schools kicks off with a Kindergarten Round-Up Night on Thursday, May 15 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at Blossom Gulch and Madison Elementary Schools. Flyer – English   Flyer – Spanish

Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to pre-register their student for the 2014-15 school year. Goodie bags will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students.

This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2014. Parents are required to bring legal proof of birthdate and an updated immunization record to the pre-registration. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc.

If a parent is unsure of the school their child will be attending, they are encouraged to review the Attendance Areas map at the following link:

Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after May 15th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.

For more information, go to – Kindergarten Pre-Registration or contact the schools between the hours of 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM.

Blossom Gulch Elementary School – 541-267-1340. Located at 333 S 10th St. in downtown Coos Bay
Madison Elementary School – 541-888-1218. Located at 400 Madison St. in Empire

Curriculum Review

Coos Bay Public Schools is beginning the review process of Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education courses and invites interested parents, teachers, school administrators, community representatives and persons from the medical community to review the current curriculum content. You can review the policy at the following link:

The curriculum will be available for review April 14th – 28th at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave. during regular business hours. A committee will be created to review the curriculum content in accordance with new scientific information and effective education strategies.

There are two ways you can be involved – stop by to review the curriculum and list your suggestions and/or volunteer to be on the committee that takes those suggestions and evaluates the content of the curriculum.

For more information, please contact Denese Hale at or 541-267-1318.

Destinations Academy

In an effort to improve system practices, Destinations Academy is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: Parent Survey  Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Shelly McKnight

Principal Harding Learning Center

Superintendent Advisory Team Members Needed

Superintendent Dawn Granger is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Dawn and is comprised of parents representing each school in the Coos Bay district. If you are interested in being on the committee or have questions how you can represent your child’s school, please contact your school’s administrator. For more information about the SAT, go to the Superintendent’s Advisory Team webpage @ under the Parents & Community Link or call 541-267-1310. Meetings take place at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave in Coos Bay on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 noon.

Vaccine Exemptions: Information for Parents and Families

Vaccine Exemptions Document

Harding Building Access

Please access the Harding Building through the front doors only.  Please check in at the office upon entering the building.

Otis-Lennon School Ability Testing in April

During the month of April all Coos Bay students in the third and sixth grade will be given the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT), a group assessment used to measure higher order thinking skills. The OLSAT is used to identify students in need of special services, such as talented and gifted, within the school system.

Please contact Peggy Thornton at 541-267-1393 for more information.

Fine & Performing Arts Survey

Coos Bay School District is engaged in a visioning process for Fine and Performing Arts. A meeting was held on Friday February 7th to gather input and ideas. Based upon that meeting, this survey has been created to gather public comment. Please take a moment to complete the survey at the following link: Survey
Results of this survey will be included in a report to the Budget Committee and will be taken in to account by district administration in designing the proposed budget for 2014-2015. The survey will be open until March 21st.
Thank you for your participation.

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