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Principal's Message


Welcome to the Merlin Alternative Center.

   If you have ever driven through Merlin, Oregon you may have noticed a historical school just off the main thoroughfare. Once the home of Merlin Elementary school, this building continues its function as a school, in a fresh new capacity. No longer elementary, it is now a secondary education alternative school.


   Students from both the North Valley and Hidden Valley attendance areas find their home at the Merlin Alternative Center (MAC).  With a broad range of student needs, situations and schedules, the staff at the MAC strives to offer students an educational experience that is more individualized and diverse. From lower class sizes providing more one on one direct instruction, to online course offerings, our students have a vast menu of experiences and opportunities available for them.  


   If you think that you, or your student, would benefit from this kind of educational experience please contact the school you are currently registered with. Placements at the MAC are made through the student’s “home school” and decisions to enter the MAC are at the discretion of the administration. More information on this learning facility is available through your school’s administration or by contacting the MAC directly.


Thank you,

Mike Herzog

Principal MAC