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A C T I V I T I E S

both academic and experiential

 
 

Here is a list of activities that we are currently engaged in. This page is updated frequently, so do check back often! Feel free to contact us for any inquiries about our programming.

Science

  • Chemistry-analyzing periodic table, understanding subatomic particles, exploring stoichiometry

  • Making solar ovens-

  • Growing slime mold

  • Design and built speakers that amplified sound the loudest-compared and predicted what model would be most effective. Tested models by using a sound meter to measure the amplification of a constant tone

  • Erosion models-competition to most effectively prevent erosion of sand by water using various materials

  • Built and launched rockets in teams, predicted and created which rockets would fly the best/longest and why

  • Explored Biofuels- Built an apparatus to measure the production of CO2 gas

  • Forensic Science

  • Individualized projects in Science for credit recovery

Social Studies

  • Civics, World, and US History

  • Current Events

  • Place-based history

  • Big History Project

  • Maine Native American History

  • Studies are anchored with universal themes; each selected from the National Council for the Social Studies list of 10 Universal Themes

  • Individualized projects for credit recovery in Social Studies

English

  • Individualized reading

  • Descriptive writing

  • Novel excerpts and reactions

  • Tone, characterization, setting, theme

  • Personal narratives and poetry

  • ReadTheory.org-all students take periodic leveled lexile reading comprehension tests

  • Proposed book making project in partnership with the Telling Room (Fall/Winter 2019/2020).

Math

  • Customized math plans for each student that builds upon each individuals level and prior math attainment.

  • Our math curriculum integrates conceptual principals with real world application and project-based learning.

Community Collaborators and Projects

  • Tall Ships Portland

  • Yearbook

  • MAMM

  • Cooking Matters

  • Screen Printing

  • Katahdin Day Planning Committee

  • Chess Club

  • Veterans History Project

  • STEM/Robotics Explorers

  • Website development and computer creation

  • Portland Community Squash

  • Fishing

  • Basketball

  • Community service

  • Photography

  • Drone Club

  • Windham Community Garden

...and much more to come!