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 will open its doors on September 4, 2018.
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 be required for all Maine Ocean School students. However, the Board of Trustees is making an exception to this rule for the initial "start-up" years of the school. We will enroll up to 10 residents and 20 commuters during the 2018-2019 school year. 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.
The goal of Maine Ocean School is to serve high school students in grades 9-12. However, like many new schools, we plan to start with a small number of students in fewer grades and build over time. Maine Ocean School plans to serve 30 students in grades 9-11 during the 2018-2019 year.
Maine Ocean School is not affiliated with Maine Maritime Academy.
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Maine Ocean School
P.O. Box 10, Searsport, Maine 04974