A magnet school is a public school offering special instruction and programs not available elsewhere, designed to attract a more diverse student body from throughout the state. Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula, with a “hands on – minds on” philosophy. They typically use an approach to learning that is inquiry or proficiency/project based. They use state, district, and/or national standards in all subject areas, however, the standards are taught within the overall theme of the school.
Maine Ocean School opened its doors on September 4, 2018 with an inaugural class of 12 students from across Maine.
The location of Maine Ocean School is in Searsport, Maine on the campus of the Penobscot Marine Museum. This mid-coast location offers proximity to many assets including, but not limited to: coastal communities, working waterfronts, institutions such as Penobscot Marine Museum, University of Maine, Maine Maritime Academy, and many others.
Maine Ocean School is not affiliated with Maine Maritime Academy.
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Maine Ocean School
P.O. Box 10, Searsport, Maine 04974
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