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  Mission Statement  

The Onslow County Learning Center will prepare students to become responsible leaders and globally competitive in the 21st Century.

  About The School  


"Excellence in Education"


The Onslow County Learning Center (OCLC) will provide students with the opportunity to make positive changes so that they can become successful at their home-school and within their lives.  OCLC will produce successful community members that have a bigger outlook in life.

Guidelines for Student Success

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Respect yourself so you can respect others.

Monitor your actions, thoughts, and words.

Trust yourself to make the right choice.

Share yourself by helping others.

Conquer your weaknesses.

Celebrate your strength.

Referral and Exit Goals

The Onslow County Learning Center (OCLC) enrolls 6th - 12th grade students from the Onslow County School system. To attend the Onslow County Learning Center, a student must be referred by their traditional school campus.

Some of the reasons that students are referred to OCLC:

  1. Academic
  2. Truancy 
  3. School Board Violation
  4. Transition Issues

How does a student return to their home school?

When a student is enrolled at OCLC, an individualized goal plan is established with input from the student, the parent, the referring school, and a member of the OCLC Administrative Team.  In order for the student to return back to their referring school, the student will need to meet their exit goals.

Exit Goals


Exit Goals focus on the following areas: Academic Goals, Behavior Goals, and Attendance Goals. Goals may be identified in other areas as agreed upon by participants. Exit Criteria refers to the minimum length of stay. The minimum length of stay is dependent upon referral factors and is generally dictated by the referring principal. It should be noted that once a student is enrolled in the alternative program, considerations are given to parents who request that their child be allowed to remain because of improved behavior or academic success once goals are achieved. However, the mandate to return a student to a traditional educational setting should always be the overshadowing and foundational goal.

Feeder Schools


Dixon Middle

200 Dixon School Road

Holly Ridge, NC  28445 


Dixon High School

160 Dixon School Road

Holly Ridge, NC  28445


Hunters Creek Middle

4040 Hunters Trail

Jacksonville, NC  28546


Jacksonville High

1021 Henderson Drive

Jacksonville, NC  28540


Jacksonville Commons Middle

315 Commons Drive South

Jacksonville, NC  28546


Northside High

365 Commons Drive South

Jacksonville, NC  28546


New Bridge Middle

401 New Bridge Street

Jacksonville, NC  28540


Richlands High

P.O. Box 218, 401 Woodson St.

Richlands, NC  28574


Northwoods Park Middle

904 Sioux  Drive

Jacksonville, NC  28540


Southwest High

1420 Burgaw Highway

Jacksonville, NC  28540


Southwest Middle

3000 Furia Drive

Jacksonville, NC  28540


Swansboro High

P. O. Box 827

161 Queens Creek Road

Swansboro, NC  28584


Swansboro Middle

1240 West Corbett Avenue

Swansboro, NC  28584


White Oak High

1001 Piney Green Road

Jacksonville, NC  28546


Trexler Middle

P. O. Box 188, 112 E. Foy St.

Richlands, NC  28574