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    Washington Academy ::: East Machias, Maine ::: Northeast U.S.

    Washington Academy, East Machias, Maine

     

    •  The Academy's 65 acre (26 hectare) campus is on the eastern coast of Maine with 4 acres of waterfront.
    •  430 students; 22% international; average class size 16 students; student/faculty ratio 13:1
    • Comprehensive advanced placement and honors courses
    • 93% university placement including Penn State University, Boston University, University of Texas - Austin among others
    • ESL program

    Founded

    1792

    Climate

    4 seasons; snow in winter

    Student Body

    430 students (grades 9-12), 22% international

    Average Class Size

    16 students

    Faculty

    60 faculty; 40% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    13:1

    College Placement

    93% university placement including Penn State University, University of Texas - Austin, Boston University, Smith College among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement courses: English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus AB & BC, European History, US History, Latin, Spanish, Studio Art

    Honors courses: English grades 9 - 12, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, World History, US History, Art

    Marking System

    Students meet with their faculty advisors once a week.  Grades are reported to parents every four weeks and student progress reports may be monitored on-line.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follow:

    English - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 4 credits
    Social Studies/History - 3 credits
      (US History)
    Science - 3 credits
      (Biology, Chemistry) 
    Fine Arts - 1 credit
    Physical Education - 1 credit
    Health - 0.5 credits
    Electives - 6.5 credits

    World Language offered: Chinese, Latin, Spanish

    SAT Scores: Average SAT score = 1804

    Accreditation

    Washington Academy is accredited by the  New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Athletics

    Fall Sports: 
      Boys: Soccer
      Girls: Soccer, Volleyball
      Co-ed: Football, Cross Country, Football Cheerleading, Golf

    Winter Sports:
      Boys: Basketball, Wrestling
      Girls: Basketball
      Co-ed: Cheering, Swimming Wrestling

    Spring Sports:
      Boys: Baseball
      Girls: Softball
      Co-ed: Tennis, Track & Field 

    Arts:

    Studio Art, Cultural Dance, Theater, Music, Steel Drum Ensemble, Guitar, Music Theory, Band, Chorus

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Drama, Science Club, Envirothon, National Honor Society, Creative Arts Club, Sustainability Club, Chess Club, Students Teaching About Respect (STARs), Student Council, Homecoming Committee, A Capella, Jazz Band, Junior Prom Committee, Gay/Straight Alliance, Math Team, Ski Club

    Campus Features:

    Seven campus buildings contain academic facilities, music classrooms and practice rooms, art studios, dormitories, library, gymnasium, industrial technology building and extensive computing facilities.

    ESL

    Comprehensive program that includes Conversational English, Academic English, Reading & Writing, Language & Literature, TOEFL preparation and Transiton to College preparation.