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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.
    • 420 students; 20% international; average class size 13 students; student/faculty ratio 14:1
    • Comprehensive advanced placement and honors courses
    • University placements include Penn State University, Boston University,  among others
    • ESL program

    Founded

    1792

    Climate

    4 seasons; snow in winter

    Student Body

    420 students (grades 9-12), 20% international

    Average Class Size

    13 students

    Faculty

    60 faculty; 66% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    14:1

    College Placement

    92% overall university placements with 99% university placements for international students including Boston University, Pennsylvania State University, Smith College, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University among others

    Honors & AP

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

    Honors: Algebra I & II, Art, Biology, Chemistry, English 9, 10, 11, 12, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, US History, World History 

    Dual Enrollment at Husson University: Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, English I, History of Western Civilization, Probability & Statistics

    Dual Enrollment at Thomas College: General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Public Speaking

    Special Programs

    Career Technology offers the following courses: Advanced Computer Programming for Entrepreneurs and Engineers, Applied Media Production, Culinary Arts, International Business, Introduction to Computer Programming, Introduction to Personal Finance, Law: Law & Order, Marketing/Entrepreneurship. 

    Innovative courses: Marine Technology, Coastal Ecology, Engineering, Robotics, Outdoor Leadership I & II, Holocaust and Genocide Studies,

    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, 0.5 credits in Civics and 0.5 credits in  JMG/New Student Seminar)
    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 = 601 (based on 2-part test)

    Accreditation

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

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross-country, Football, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling 

    Arts:

    Applied Media Arts, Chorus, Concert Band, Cultural Dance, Digital Animation, Guitar, Music Theory & Composition, Steel Drums, Studio Art, Theater, Video Production, Yearbook

    Extracurricular Activities

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