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.
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
Individualized projects in Science for credit recovery
Civics, World, and US 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
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).
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
Katahdin Day Planning Committee
Veterans History Project
Website development and computer creation
Portland Community Squash
Windham Community Garden
...and much more to come!