Thanks to OCDE’s Media Services team, we have a visual update on the new Harbor Learning Center North campus that will serve students enrolled in the department’s alternative education program.
As the drone footage above shows, foundations have been poured and some buildings are taking shape on the 3.84-acre site in Anaheim just east of Harbor Boulevard near the 91 Freeway onramp. The long-planned campus is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.
Designed by HMC Architects, the project reflects OCDE’s shift toward larger, regionalized facilities that maximize efficiencies and offer enhanced educational opportunities. It will accommodate about 350 high school students from Anaheim, Garden Grove and surrounding areas.
Once completed, the school will span more than 26,000 square feet with 13 classrooms, administration offices, a library, a multipurpose room, and a cafeteria with a lunch shelter. Construction costs are projected at about $12 million.
OCDE’s Alternative, Community and Correctional Education Schools and Services — commonly known as ACCESS — serves more than 10,000 students a year, including those who thrive in non-traditional settings and young people who have encountered significant academic and social obstacles.