Student Services

The Student Services Department’s mission is to support and challenge students to embrace a commitment to their learning, personal and social growth and career development. The program addresses specific needs of its students. Our developmental approach to student services encourages working with teachers, guidance counselors, parents, the school nurse, and relevant community agencies and resources to carry out its goals. Student Services’ goals are linked to the Maine Learning Results and its Guiding Principles.

The Student Services curriculum provides students with information and skill development through class instruction, group interaction and individual guidance and counseling. Students’ progress is monitored with attention to advising them on course selection, meeting graduation requirements and working toward meeting career goals. In addition to the regularly scheduled appointments, students are encouraged to see their counselor as the need arises throughout the year during their free time. Student Services helps students understand themselves so they learn to make better decisions about life.

 

Graduation Requirements

Students prior to the Class of 2016 must earn twenty (20) credits allocated as follows:

  • ENGLISH: Four (4) credits (grades 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • FINE ARTS: One (1) credit
  • HEALTH: One half (1/2) credit
  • MATHEMATICS: Three (3) credits – one must be Algebra 1
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION: One (1) credit
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Two (2) credits – one must be U.S. History
  • SCIENCE: Two (2) credits – one must be Biology
  • ELECTIVES: Minimum of six and one-half (6.5) credits
  • Computer proficiency
  • TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS:  20

Students graduating with the Class of 2016 must earn twenty and a half (20.5) credits allocated as follows:

  • ENGLISH: Four (4) credits (grades 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • FINE ARTS: One (1) credit
  • HEALTH: One half (1/2) credit
  • INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY: One half (1/2) credit
  • MATHEMATICS: Three (3) credits – one must be Algebra 1
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION: One (1) credit
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Two (2) credits – one must be U.S. History
  • SCIENCE: Two (2) credits – one must be Biology
  • ELECTIVES: Minimum of six and one-half (6.5) credits
  • TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS:  20.5

Beginning with the Class of 2017, students must earn twenty four (24) credits allocated as follows:

  • ENGLISH: Four (4) credits (grades 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • FINE ARTS: One (1) credit
  • HEALTH: One half (1/2) credit
  • INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY: One half (1/2) credit
  • MATHEMATICS: Four (4) credits – one must be Algebra 1
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION: One (1) credit
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Three (3) credits – one must be U.S. History
  • SCIENCE: Three (3) credits – one must include a lab component
  • ELECTIVES: Minimum of seven (7) credits
  • Students may earn up to two external credits. These credits may not be used to satisfy core subjects (English, mathematics, science or social studies) for graduation unless approved by the principal.
  • TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS:  24

 

 

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