|Casco Bay High School
||Deering High School
||Portland High School
||Get Smart to Do Good.
||Learning without Borders
|The City is Our Campus.
involves students in long-term studies of a single topic. The learning
expeditions explore compelling social-justice questions, incorporate
vital standards, involve ﬁeldwork and culminate in an authentic project,
product or performance.
||International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) adds
a global focus to all subject areas. Throughout the curriculum,
students investigate the world through interdisciplinary projects,
recognize perspectives, communicate their ideas and take action.
||Johns Hopkins University’s Talent Development Secondary
includes a freshman academy that supports ninth graders with dedicated
counselors and interdisciplinary teams of teachers. The teams focus on
creating a welcoming atmosphere with high expectations and rigorous
curriculum, intensive academic and social support and opportunities for
students to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Career-themed
academies in grades 10-12 provide curricula and engaging learning
activities that promote active learning, career exploration and
acquisition of 21st century skills.
|What makes this school special?
CBHS’s small size allows the staff to get to know each student deeply and to tailor instruction to students’ needs.
Each CBHS student belongs to a “crew” headed by a staff member.
The Deering Coaching program connects each student with a teacher to work towards a successful high school career.
A respectful student body
High’s staff forges personal relationships with students to further
their learning, as noted in the 2012 Great Maine Schools Comprehensive
Portland High’s collaboration with numerous community partners makes the city its campus.
In 2012, CBHS was named one of Maine’s top high schools by US News and World Report and selected as a “Mentor School” in Expeditionary Learning’s national network.
CBHS routinely has 100 percent of its graduates accepted to college.
Deering High School’s graduation rate of 84.44 percent exceeds the state average.
Seventy-one percent of Deering students scored 3 or above on the Advanced Placement tests, compared to 61% globally.
Portland High students have been recognized as AP scholars, National
Merit scholars and national language award winners in French, Greek,
Latin and Spanish.
The Portland Mentoring Alliance has matched more than 90 students with mentors annually.
CBHS co-curricular activities include drama, robotics, ultimate frisbee and much more. They are listed on page 32 of the school handbook. CBHS students may participate in athletic teams at Deering or Portland High.
Deering offers more than 50 activities include sports, music debating, Environmental Club, Outdoor Club, Gardening & Cooking Club and much more.
Dozens of long-existing clubs and
a tradition of establishing new student-initiated clubs each year,
including Photography, Sailing, ASL, International, Film Consideration
Club and the Gay-Straight-Transgender Alliance.
begin the year with a kayaking expedition. This year's juniors will
spend a week in New York City helping to rebuild homes damaged by
Hurricane Sandy and interviewing people affected by the storm.
Twice a year, CBHS pauses core classes and offers week-long electives in topics ranging from songwriting to winter camping.
Deering is the first ISSN school in New England and one of about 30 across the country.
Deering has as many students participating in fine arts as athletics.
High is the second oldest continuously operating public high school in
the United States. The building was added to the National Register of
Historic Places in 1984.
Students come from 45 countries, making PHS the most diverse high school north of Boston.