What is CORE?
Each student at CORE has a personal learning plan — a plan we design with the student and their parents/guardians. These plans outline academic coursework, post-secondary plans, employment opportunities, and areas for personal improvement. Through these personal learning plan meetings, students choose what they wish to learn and how they want to learn — be it teacher designed courses, online or self-designed classes, internships, job shadows, and college courses.
CORE emphasizes preparing students for life and learning beyond high school. Every student at CORE applies to a post-secondary program. Previous CORE students have found success at University of Maine, Northeast Technical Institute, Husson University, Eastern Maine Community College, Beal College, and Empire Beauty School.
The prospective CORE student
- may struggle engaging in a “traditional” school setting.
- may have difficulty socially, emotionally and/or academically.
- must have parental approval.
- does not have significant behavioral issues.
CORE Admission Process
1. Guidance and/or teacher referral
2. CORE staff meets with student
3. Student completes application
4. CORE staff sets up shadow day
5. CORE Team meets to discuss student,
and make admission decision
6. Upon admittance to CORE, a
Personal Learning Plan (PLP)
meeting is scheduled with CORE
Team, student and parents