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Mt. Blue High School

Location: Farmington, ME

Population: 4,531

Closest City: Bangor

Distance to Closest City: 1 hr 30 min

Airport Code: BGR

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 1
Students per High School: 700
Student to Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Approximate Start Date: Early September
Approximate End Date: Mid June
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: Yes
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation: Yes
Enrollment Restrictions: Minimum ELTiS 212, cannot be over 18
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Community Information

The Mt. Blue community welcomes diversity. The area attracts manyartists, writers, and musicians. Maine is considered one of the safest states to live in and the Mt. Blue region is home to the University of Maine at Farmington. There are threemajor ski resorts within an hour drive. and the school has a slope just 5 minutes away. Many of the students nordic and alpine ski daily after class and the school’s ski teams win championships every year. Mt. Blue offers many art classes and the annual art show is always a big event. The Atlantic ocean is within a two hour drive.Boston is three and a half hours south and the City of Quebec, Canada is four hoursnorth. The community is a four season area with numerousoutdoor activities. Maine is known for its hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowmobiling, bicycling and swimming.

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School Profile

Mt. Blue is a four-year, comprehensive high school serving approximately 700 students, and offers a variety of courses, programs, and levels of challenges. Students may choose courses ranging from a traditional college preparatory program to concentrations in business, art and/or technology. Students may also access comprehensive technology programs through the Foster Career & Technical Education Center which is integrated within the same campus as Mt. Blue HS. Since 1995, classes have been offered on an alternating eighty minute block schedule which allows for an eight period schedule over two days.




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