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Inquiry leads learning at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a public charter high school free to Maine students. Our project-based STEM curriculum emphasizes real-world problem solving and is paired with a humanities program that connects ideas across disciplines and cultivates strong communication skills. Students design innovative projects through Flex Friday, a unique program requiring initiative, perseverance, and collaboration, as well as reflection on the work and its impact in the community.


Our students choose work that inspires their imaginations. They persevere through setbacks and innovate with curiosity, conscience, and creativity. They solve real-world problems. Our students matter not only to their school but also to a strong future for Maine.


Baxter Academy is a rigorous, college-preparatory high school promoting student ownership of learning through curriculum focused specifically on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Baxter Academy students study complex, real-world problems, using and building technological tools in a collaborative environment with scientists, engineers and other professionals.

Baxter Academy sets high expectations for all students, develops social responsibility, promotes innovation and creativity, and produces graduates with a 21st century global perspective.  Students at Baxter Academy follow a standards-based curriculum for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.  Upon graduation, students will have 21st century skills and will be able to continue their education, and be successful, at America’s best universities.

Baxter Academy serves students with a strong interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We offer a challenging college-preparatory curriculum featuring outstanding and innovative teachers.  Our teachers help guide students to be passionate, self-directed learners by engaging their intellect and encouraging their imaginations by embracing technology-rich project-based learning.

Baxter Academy also offers a strong humanities and foreign language curriculum to prepare students to be ethical leaders in the 21st century global economy.