Carleton Project

     Tel: (207)694-5705
Grades: 9 - 12 | 50 students
A state-approved private alternative school, partnering with local partners to create educational pathways for students in Maine.
With a home-base at the Houlton Higer Education Center and school locations at the University of Maine at Presque Isle as well as Bangor at the Shaw House.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Alternative School Network
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 50 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Carleton Project Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

Students need to be prepared to perform complex tasks in a modern world. The school is committed to providing an educational experience that offers a chance to learn the skills that go beyond content areas and focus on human development. The methods by which subjects are taught focus on processes that are central to problem-solving, group dynamics and inquiry within academic disciplines. These include a focus on both planning and goal setting. The results are unique to each student.The school curriculum and philosophy uphold the Guiding Principles of the Common Core State Standards, where each student will leave school as:

I. A clear and effective communicator
II. A self-directed and life-long learner
III. A creative and practical problem solver
IV. A responsible and involved citizen
V. A collaborative and quality worker
VI. An integrative and informed thinker

Teachers and staff members determine academic goals for each class.   In addition to content area, these goals include:
Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
21st Century Technology skills
Time Management  
Live and Digital Presentations
Working Cooperatively
 Relevant and Meaningful Experiences
Community Engagement
Research Methods
Career Preparation
Senior Capstone Project


Profile last updated: 07/13/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Greater Houlton Christian Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greater Houlton Christian Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Greater Houlton Christian Academy (0.2 miles away)
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