An Ecology-based Charter 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 an ecology-based charter high school in Unity, Maine.
There are currently 9 publicly-funded charter schools in Maine, all authorized by the Maine Charter School Commission, a group of 7 members appointed by the Board of Education. Under state law, only 10 schools can be authorized in the first 10 years (2011-2021). Our proposed ecology-based charter high school in Unity would take the final spot.
The charter school will be 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 who meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 4:30-6:00 pm at the Liberty Town Office to counsel the project.
We aim to open the school for grades 9 and 10 by September 2020. Our anticipated timeline is: