Education

 

Fully accredited, the public school system offers a broad curriculum that includes gifted/talented programs, pre-advanced and advanced placement courses, music, and sports. Media centers, guidance and counseling, special education and gifted education programs operate at quality levels. The award-winning Harrison School District enjoys tremendous support of the community and new growth is evidenced by a new middle school which opened in 2005.

Boone County is especially fortunate to have the two-year comprehensive public North Arkansas College (Northark). Northark offers transfer and technical degree programs, one-year technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, customized business and industry training, adult basic education (GED) classes, and non-credit community education classes.

The college is a leader in the use of educational technology, community outreach and partnerships and health education. In addition, bachelor's degree programs are available at Northark from John Brown University and Arkansas Tech University.

The college works closely with the Chamber of Commerce, the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau and area employers to provide training for employees and job seekers, thus ensuring a qualified workforce.

Both Northark and North Arkansas Regional Medical Center are dedicated to professional and community health education and have partnered to create the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education, NAPHE.

Beginning as a local entity, NAPHE now operates its programs as AHEC-NW at Harrison and has expanded to a regional coalition with more than 60 participants.

Harrison Overview

Harrison Overview is a short promotional video introducing the Ozark Mountain town of Harrison, Arkansas.

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