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Enrollment Process 

Open Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year closed on March 20, 2024.
To be added to the waitlist, please complete the Intent to Enroll below.


Please complete our online Intent to Enroll form for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you are unable to complete the online form, print and complete this paper copy and mail to:

Ecology Learning Center

230 Main Street

Unity, Maine 04988

Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is closed.
Please fill out this Fall 2023 Intent to Enroll form to be added to the waitlist.

Visit Us! We strongly encourage all prospective students and families to spend time on our campus, with our faculty and staff before committing to enroll. Our Winter & Spring Open Houses are the perfect chance to explore our public charter school and discover whether or not the Ecology Learning Center is the right fit for your student. Please RSVP for an Open House here or give us a call at 207-948-3520.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the Ecology Learning Center located?
    The school is located at 230 Main Street in downtown Unity, Maine, within walking distance of the Field of Dreams Park, Hills to Sea Trail, Lake Winnecook, Unity Barn Raisers Community Center, and Unity College.
  • Is tuition free?
    Yes! The Ecology Learning Center is a publically funded charter high school, which means that tuition is FREE for ANY Maine resident. We welcome and celebrate students of all ethnic, socio-economic, and learning backgrounds.
  • What if I don't live in Unity?
    Your student can still attend! We provide transportation in a 20 mile radius, and can organize carpools for students living farther away. Please contact Lēza Packard, Head of School, at (207) 230-9275 or for more information.
  • Does the school offer a high school diploma?
    Yes! The Ecology Learning Center is fully accredited and authorized high school in the State of Maine. Our Dean of Students will support students in developing post-graduation plans, including college and entreprenurial endeavors. Check out our Academics page for more information.
  • When will my student graduate?
    The first class from the Ecology Learning Center will graduate in June of 2023! Students enrolling in 9th grade should graduate after 4 academic years at the Ecology Learning Center.
  • Can my student play sports?
    Yes! We are partnering with RSU 3 to provide after school sports and activites. Check out the RSU 3 athletics page for more information.
  • Do you serve lunch?
    Yes! The Ecology Learning Center provides school lunch, prepared by students using local and organic ingredients.
  • I have a different question.
    Okay! Please send us a message through our Contact page, or contact Lēza Packard, Head of School, at (207) 230-9275 or

Complete the Commitment to Enroll Form. We will notify you by email about your enrollment status. If an opening exists in the grade level for which you are applying, you will receive our Commitment to Enroll form, which must be signed and returned per the form instructions within two weeks of receiving your enrollment offer.

Once enrolled, please continue to check your email/mail for additional information, including our Enrollment Packet.


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