What is a magnet school?
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.
Residence will eventually be required for all Maine Ocean School students. However, the Board of Trustees has made an exception for the initial "start-up" years of the school. As a public magnet school, students from Maine will attend the school free of tuition charges. The Board of Trustees are dedicated to making the cost of room & board affordable for all students.
Maine Ocean School is not affiliated with Maine Maritime Academy.
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Maine Ocean School
P.O. Box 10, Searsport, Maine 04974