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The Astoria School District (ASD) serves over 1,900 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and is very proud of its rich educational tradition. The ASD provides strong programs in all academic areas and specifically has a fine reputation throughout the Northwest in the areas of Art and Drama. Graduates of 2010-2011 earned more than $1.6 million in scholarships. Not only do students who graduate from the ASD attend state universities but a number of students attend private universities throughout the Northwest and the U.S.The ASD strives to meet the needs of all students. The district opened up the first full-day Kindergarten program in Clatsop County striving to meet the student’s needs at the beginning stages of school. The ASD has a very dedicated staff that works hard with students during the school day and in extracurricular programs throughout the whole district.

The Warrenton-Hammond School District (WHSD) serves approximately 900 students Kindergarten through 12th grade, and has enjoyed a strong or satisfactory state rating since 2000. The Warrenton High School Band has won the state band championship four years in a row, and the school operates a nationally recognized fisheries program. Graduates of WHSD attend a variety of colleges and universities, including Clatsop Community College, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Harvard, the U.S. Air Force Academy and other prestigious institutions. All schools provide additional assistance for students in after school programs and the district has a strong commitment to student and staff health through its Wellness program. The WHSD added pre-school this year: Warrenton Prep offers all-day and half-day options for children ages three to five throughout Clatsop County.

The Knappa School District, which serves the region east of Astoria, continues its long-standing tradition of educational excellence. Knappa graduates during the last 100 years have made significant contributions to the region, state and nation in a variety of careers and professions. Knappa Schools maintain an emphasis on preparing all students for success in college and career; provide all high school students with a laptop computer or I-Pad 2; continue small class sizes in all grades; insure that all students read at grade level by grade 3; provide twice a week music classes for 4th and 5th graders; provide full-day, no-cost Kindergarten; and provide Advanced Placement and career technical classes at the high school. Its dedicated and talented staff, combined with tremendous community support from the Knappa Schools Foundation, insures the district’s continued excellence even in tough times. The school board and community are justifiably proud of Knappa Schools and its plans for the future.

Astoria School District
Superintendent: Craig Hoppes
785 Alameda Ave., Astoria
(503) 325-6441
www.astoria.k12.or.us

Warrenton-Hammond School District
Superintendent: Mark Jeffery
820 SW Cedar, Warrenton
(503) 861-2281
www.gowarrenton.com

Knappa School District
Superintendent: Jeff Leo
41535 Old Hwy 30, Astoria
(503) 458-6166
www.knappa.k12.or.us

Clatsop Community College (CCC) is a two-year post-secondary institution serving northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. CCC delivers instruction and training in liberal arts and sciences, professional technical fields, community education, developmental education and general education. Specialized programs include certificate and degree opportunities for Maritime Science, Nursing, Historic Preservation and Restoration and Sustainable Energy. CCC operates from three Clatsop County facilities: the newly renovated historic main campus in Astoria, the Marine and Environmental Research and Training Station (MERTS) and the South County campus in Seaside that houses small business and economic development services (SBDC/CEDR). In addition, events at the CCC Performing Arts Center (PAC) and Art Center Gallery contribute significantly to the region’s vibrant cultural environment. CCC strives to meet the needs of its ever-changing and diverse community and foster civic, cultural, social and economic vitality.

Clatsop Community College is the only community college in the state of Oregon to offer a degree in Historic Preservation & Restoration. The Historic Preservation program prepares individuals for work in the building trades with an emphasis on the preservation and restoration of historic and vintage residential and commercial buildings. The program offers both practical hands-on construction techniques and historic preservation theory. Students gain the necessary knowledge, skills and work habits to successfully plan, then renovate and/or restore structures in historically accurate ways utilizing both traditional and modern materials and techniques. Graduates will be able to work as subcontractors and general contractors specializing in renovation and historic preservation.

The Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation and Restoration Program offers a one-year certificate and a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree. In addition, individuals in the building trades and owners of historic structures can participate in hands-on weekend restoration workshops.

Clatsop Community College
President: Larry Galizo
1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria
(503) 325-0910
www.clatsopcc.edu

North Coast Christian School (NCCS) serves more than 100 students in academic preschool classes through 12th grade. NCCS is an open enrolment school accepting students from any religious persuasion or none. For working parents, NCCS has before and after school care. Since its founding in 1993, NCCS has scored approximately one year ahead of U.S. students on Stanford and Iowa Achievement tests. The NCCS High School is nationally accredited and its students can compete in virtually every sport played in our region. Each year 7th through 12 grade students are taken on an extensive leadership retreat to develop crucial social and business skills. Over the years NCCS has been able to help struggling and advanced students achieve their full potential. NCCS is a great preparatory school for college-bound kids.

North Coast Christian School
Principal: Chris Schauermann
796 Pacific Drive, Hammond
(503) 861-3333
www.nccs.us

Tongue Point Job Corps Center is located on Astoria’s east side. TPJCC provides vocational training and academics for economically disadvantaged youth, aged 16-to-24 years old, in a residential setting. Job Corps is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and the center is a major economic force in the community, providing approximately 200 jobs and housing 525 students. It is also ranked as one of the “top 10” job corps centers in the country.

Tongue Point Job Corps Center
Center Director: Kim Schillinger
37573 Old Hwy 30, Astoria
(503) 325-2131
www.tonguepoint.jobcorps.gov

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