College and University Programs for High School Students

The State of Maine and many local colleges and universities offer programs that enable high school students to take college classes at a greatly reduced rate.  We encourage students who feel they may be ready to look at available courses and talk to their counselor and families to determine if this is a good fit for them.  

For more information and links to college programs, click here.


The state of Maine offers free, online AP courses to high school students.  These courses are year long, start in Sept., and culumniate in an AP test in May.  Registration for next year is now open. Please contact your Counselor for more information and see the links below.

Current Course offerings

Is Online Learning Right for Me?

Outside opportunities, program, fairs, and events that come to our attention will be posted here.  Please let us know if you have something to share!


Registration is open for summer programs at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership.  Early bird discount for programs in Ecology, Biology, Leadership, and more if you sign up by March 1.

Summer Architecture Program at Wentworth Institute of Technology for current 9th through 11th graders interested in all aspects of architecture.  More information can be found here

If you are interested in Northeast Catholic College in Warner, NH, you can register for one of their April webinars here.  


Smith College Women of Distinction Program - Women of Distinction is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants.The deadline to apply for the annual Women of Distinction program at Smith College is Friday, June 15, 2018. The application will be available on Monday, May 1, 2018. Please note only current high school juniors are eligible to apply. Click this link for more information

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program - This program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. Academically outstanding high school juniors from families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four should consider applying.  The deadline has passed for this year, but it's worth looking into Questbridge's College Match Program fnow for next year. More information about Questbridge is here.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine Science Scholars Program is designed to encourage academically-talented students, who have demonstrated need of financial assistance, to enter into and succeed in a community of young scientists.  Information for this year's applicants is here.  Juniors should research this opportunity prepare for next year.