Harding High School

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Bus routes for the 2015-16 school year are now available. Click here for Harding High School's bus routes.

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Harding High School has an enrollment of over 1,000 students, and has consistently shown gains in our performance ratings the past two years. Check the Harding Herald online at www.presidentialpress.com

At Harding, our highly trained faculty and staff work to improve in the areas of Next Generation Learning, Literacy, Leader In Me values, and Diploma+, where acceptance for all of our graduates is our goal. Harding is proud to offer Gear Up, a premier counseling and scholarship program for all of our students.
In addition to core offerings in Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math, Harding hosts four career technical programs: Early Childhood Education, Health Technologies, Exercise Science, as well as the only Global Logistics program in Ohio.
Harding offers both 5 and 30 hour programs of college credit opportunities for our learners with our partners at Marion Technical College and Ohio State University at Marion, including unique in-house courses in Sociology, Psychology, and Criminology. Harding students can complete coursework in Project Lead The Way, and compete in a nationally recognized robotics program. 
Additionally, Harding students can participate in over 55 activities, including fine arts programs in Music, Choir, and Orchestra that are regionally recognized, as well as competitive MOAC Conference teams that have produced college athletes consistently. 

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District News

  • Benjamin Harrison Elementary earns Lighthouse status

    Franklin Covey Co. has named Benjamin Harrison Elementary as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, making it one of the first two in the state to achieve this honor. The honor means the school has achieved outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing The Leader in Me process. Franklin Covey states it also recognizes the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.

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  • Harding Marching band named Outback Bowl Festival champs

    Marion Harding High School's marching band continued its successful season, earning several first place honors at the Outback Bowl Music Festival.

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  • Marion City Schools featured in Getting Smart

    Nationally known blog focuses on Next Generation Learning Environment and district's partnership with META Solutions

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  • Nominations open for Harding Distinguished Alumni Award

    The high school awards committee will select no more than two inductees per year. The inductees will be inducted into the Harding High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in May at the high school's academic awards program.

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  • Harding assistant principal receives state honors

    Marion Harding High School Assistant Principal John Carder has been named Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators’ Assistant Principal of the Year. Carder will be the state’s nominee to the National Association of Secondary School Administrators’ Assistant Principal of the Year competition. He will be recognized by OASSA at an upcoming conference. “I’m happy that I will be able to talk about our story, things that are happening in our district,” Carder said.

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  • Marion City Schools seeks renewal levy

    The district will place the 5.41-mill, five-year emergency levy on the March 15 primary election ballot. The levy raises $2,001,000 a year. It means no additional taxes to voters because it is a renewal of an existing levy that will continue to raise the same amount of money each year.

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