A Publicly-Funded High School in Unity, Maine
Imagine a high school in which students take an active role in every aspect of their education.
Imagine a high school where students spend more time in the community than in a classroom,
researching natural & human resources of their region and solving real-world problems in their neighborhoods.
Imagine this school publicly funded so children of all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to this education.
Welcome to our public charter school, opening in Unity, Maine September 2020.
Ready to enroll?
Go to Enroll to begin the enrollment process.
The Ecology Learning Center is the 10th and final public charter school in Maine. We were authorized on September 10, 2019 by the Maine Charter School Commission, a group of 7 members appointed by the Board of Education.
The charter school is accessible to any high school aged child who is a resident of Maine, in or beyond Waldo County, free of tuition. The Board of Directors consists of parents, educators, and professionals from diverse sectors representing 10 towns.
Classes begin Tuesday, September 1, 2020. New student enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is now open for students entering grades 9 and 10. Space is limited; go to Enroll to begin the enrollment application process.
Information tables will take place at the following events:
Thursday, March 5, 3:30-9 pm at United Farmer's Market, Belfast Living the Web of Life: Connecting with the Future of Penobscot Bay & Beyond 3:30-4:30 Live performance of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax by local students, 5:00 refreshments & live music, 6:00 Keynote speakers Sherri Mitchell & Dawn Neptune Adams of the Penobscot Nation followed by panel discussions
Friday March 6, 9-4:30 at Hutchinson Center, Belfast Maine Environmental Education Association's annual conference: Community Based Environmental Learning: From Inspiration to Impact
Monday March 9, 6:30-7:30 at Liberty Library Carrying Water as a Way of Life with author Linda Tatelbaum and her husband Kal Winer who built an off-grid home in Appleton. Students from the Ecology Bridge homeschooling group will co-present and facilitate a discussion about the environmental impacts of shelter designs.