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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The Harding Music Department is preparing for "Hairspray, the Musical" Get your presale tickets now on the music website!!
The Harding Herald is now online.. Check out www.presidentialpress.com!!!


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. 

District News

  • Superintendent explains importance of college/career readiness focus

    Yesterday's skills no longer hold weight in today's labor market. The misalignment between the skills held by existing workers or job seekers and those most in demand by employers is one reason for the skill gap. That's why it's critical that policy makers and education be responsive to these changes and demands.

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  • New community program aims to strengthen families

    Local agencies are joining together in a new initiative dedicated to serving and educating area families. The Marion County Family and Children First Council is launching Family Mattters, a two-week program that focuses on topics that strengthen family bonds, open lines of communication and increase knowledge of local resources.

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  • Truancy blitz focuses on education

    The Marion City Police Department partnered with the Marion County Juvenile Court and Marion City Schools Tuesday to conduct a blitz on truancy in the city. The blitz focused on visiting the homes of frequently absent students and educating them and parents or guardians about the need – and legal requirement – for them to be in school.

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  • Nominate Harding alumni for academic hall of fame

    Program designed to recognize outstanding graduates. The current Harding High School awards committee will select no more than two inductees per year. The inductees into the “Harding High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame” will be honored in May at the Academic Awards Program.

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  • GEARing up students for their greatest accomplishments

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s usually where the conversation begins when a student first meets his or her GEAR UP advisor, and the answers are what open the door to the student’s future. Knowing what a student hopes to become helps the GEAR UP advisor to draw up several roadmaps that the student can then use to explore how he or she wants to proceed.

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  • Harding alumnus paints OSU Championship for coach

    When Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer thinks back to the 2015 National Championship, he’ll have artwork by a Marion Harding High School alumnus to remind him of the victory. Artist Danny Day, a 1982 Harding graduate, presented Meyer with an oil painting portraying Ohio State’s journey to the championship game.

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