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Education

students at graduation
All youth who have not yet completed a GED or high school diploma are required to attend school. Camp Florence has a school on site to help students earn high school and college credits. 

Ocean Dunes High School has a similar structure to other public schools, including:
  • A principal, certified teachers, and other support staff.
  • A fully digital campus with computers and laptops for all students.
  • A five-period school day.
  • Educational goals that require them to work toward earning a high school diploma or GED.
If they have already earned their high school diploma, students can take college courses online or in person at Ocean Dunes. These courses are also available as dual high school/college credit courses through a partnership with Lane Community College.

If a youth is meeting behavioral and educational goals, they may have the chance to participate in supervised and unsupervised work crews in the community and earn money for this work. 

Work crews are an important step in helping youth develop their judgment and problem-solving skills, which are vital to successfully transitioning into the community.

student on college campus

  • High school courses
  • GED
  • High school diploma
  • College
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) special education services

student using machine

  • Barber Technician Program
  • Financial Beginnings
  • Flagger Training Program
  • Food Service Worker
  • Fork Lift Operator Training Program
  • Job Shadow Training Programs (radio station, Coastal Fitness, City of Florence Wastewater, etc.)
  • Laundry Worker
  • Maintenance Crew Worker
  • Mentoring Training Program
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training
  • Practical Money Skills Training Program
  • Recording Studio Training Program
  • Work Ethic – Soft Skills

​​barber cutting hair

  • Barbering License
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • Flagger Certificate
  • Food Handlers Card
  • Forklift Operator Certificate
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Certificate
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Vignettes Certificates
  • Work Ethic Certificate

youth doing yard work

  • Assistance for community businesses and homeowners
  • Landscaping
  • Newspaper internships
  • Restaurant work
  • Vet technician
  • Yard maintenance​

Ocean Dunes High School


Principal: Joy Koenig

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