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About Destinations

Mission:

To ready our students for college and career by teaching academic, social and transitional skills.
 

Vision:

The vision of Destinations Alternative Learning Center is to partner with students, parents and the community to assist a diverse student body in taking ownership of their future and learning by:
  • Creating a safe environment
  • Having focused goals for each student
  • Frequent monitoring of student learning
  • Providing additional support for those that struggle
  • Having high expectations for every student
  • Creating healthy, effective parent partnerships
  • Offering diverse programs
  • Building a culture of collaboration.

Purpose:

Destinations is focused on giving all students an opportunity for excellence and equity in their education. To accomplish this goal, our staff commits to involving school personnel, community members, students, and their families as partners in an ongoing process of educational improvement. The main focus is to ready our students for college or a career by teaching academic, social and transitional skills.
 
Staff utilizes partnerships with families, Marshfield High School and local community employers to allow the best opportunities for students to take ownership of their future and learning. Staff ensures all students the following: a safe learning environment, individualized goals, frequent progress monitoring, high expectations, diverse programs, and a culture of collaboration.
 

Academic Programs:

As an alternative education hub, Destinations Alternative Learning Center offers three (3) program options to assist students and families;

 

Destinations Pathways:

Through the use of individualized academic plans focused on core knowledge, skill development and work experience, students will become positive contributing community members. With guidance from the education team, students will find success by selecting one of three pathways for graduation:

  • Regular Diploma [RD]
  • Modified Diploma [MD]
  • High School Equivalency Certificate (GED).

Delivery Methods:

The main delivery of curriculum for Destinations Academy will be through the use of online programs; Odysseyware (standards-based curriculum &/or credit recovery) and Naviance (college & career readiness). However, students are also expected to earn credits through traditional classes by cross-enrolling with Marshfield along with participating in individual work experiences in the local business community.
Students have three (3) options for attending Destinations Academy:
 
1. Morning HLC with afternoons at home &/or Work Experience
2. Afternoons at HLC with mornings at home &/or Work Experience
3. Home only with weekly check-ins.

General Education Development Certification [GED]:

 
The GED course is a High School Equivalency Certification program housed at within Destinations Academy. To receive the GED certificate, students must achieve passing scores in each of four subject areas; Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
GED students attend the Harding Learning Center and follow the Destination Academy’s school calendar. Students can get to school via the MHS bus and are eligible for breakfast and lunch. All GED students must be 16 years of age or older and attend classes regularly where they complete independent course work and pre-assessments.
 
Certification tests are taken one at a time on a computer in the testing center on the SOCC campus. The cost of the tests ($38 each) is covered by Coos Bay Public Schools. Test retakes cost the student $10 each.