Carleton Project

  • 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 TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Alternative School Network
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeCarleton Project Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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
  • Problem-Solving
  • Working Cooperatively
  • Relevant and Meaningful Experiences
  • Community Engagement
  • Research Methods
  • Career Preparation
  • Senior Capstone Project

Profile last updated: 02/14/2016

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