Schools in Maine, a state with vast space, more wildlife than people. Spread out and small and personal, that’s the educational approach in rural Maine schooling. Small Maine towns are cleaner, friendlier, safer, no traffic.
And when a family is raised, school educated in one of our many small Maine rural towns is not just in the class room.
The Maine schooling is not just the buzz out in the halls, or on the sporting field.
Not just up on the musical or theatre stage. Or in the arena and played out until the buzzer sounds in the Maine school gym.
Houlton Maine area schools. The Maine village helps raise the kids. Every person in the population can help shape the student of tomorrow. The support comes from out in the community, from the parents partnering at home. Mentors are your relatives, your parent’s classmate, neighbors, town leaders, little league coach, Sunday school teacher. Small towns are filled with folks who work together, build the community as a group of volunteers.
Setting examples out in the local communities to guide and shape the young minds. To teach work ethic, positive attitudes, to create a skill set. To build fierce school pride in where they come from in Maine.
To learn gratitude, to volunteer and consider we have to work together to achieve amazing results.View the local Houlton area school options. Visit the RSU 29 Houlton Maine school website.
Getting an education, preparing the students with skills needed to survive and prosper. Houlton Maine schools staff and plenty of community encouragement. That what locals give back to the school age students to give them a good start with life skills.
Everyone in the community where they live, work and play is involved. That’s what Maine healthy living is all about in rural Vacationland small towns. The Houlton Maine students are out big source of enjoyment and responsibility.
For students attending Houlton Maine area schools, where they get that education is outlined in this facility link.
Houlton Maine, the county seat for this Northern border town with Canada is part of the RSU 29 school educational system.
There was a time when Fair, Bowdoin, Longfellow, Pleasant Street schools in Houlton Maine.
Smaller local neighborhood stoves with multi stories were slowly replaced with one floor, sprawling larger beehives of education!
The state department of education folks and local property tax payers encourage consolidation, centralization of services.
And to hold down the cost of education, Northern Maine school systems continue to explore ways to be more efficient. Regional school units or RSU’s are one way to consolidate.
RSU 29 serves Houlton, Hammond, Littleton and Monticello school students. The Wellington School in Monticello was closed, the students bused in to the the Houlton Elementary and Southside Schools to the three “R”‘s.
The district lies in Northern Penobscot and Southern Aroostook Counties and is B-I-G! Roughly 460 square miles, gives it the title of one of the largest geographic school regions in Maine.
Southern Aroostook School is located on US Rt 2 in Dyer Brook, with a view of the Oakfield foot hills. Katahdin School is located on Rt 11 south of Patten surrounded by trees, more sheltered from the winds. Aroostook County has lots of Houlton Maine area schools that all compete in sports.
RSU 50 serves the twelve communities of Crystal, Dyer Brook, Hersey, Island Falls, Merrill, Moro Plantation, Mt. Chase, Oakfield, Patten, Sherman, Smyrna, and Stacyville Maine.
The whole community is involved!
Hodgdon Schools, SAD 70 serves the towns of Hodgdon, Haynesville, Ludlow, Cary, Amity. Orient Maine can tuition to SAD 14 or SAD 70. Hodgdon Maine elementary students attend Mill Pond School. The 7-12 classes attend Hodgdon High School. More on the community of Hodgdon Maine.
Houlton and Hodgdon have a common school ice hockey team called the Blackhawks. More collaboration needs to happen to squeeze the most out of the school administration budgets from all area schools. Shared resources help the tax payer, assist economic growth opportunities that need lower property tax burden on its citizens.
There are home schoolers in Maine, about 5000 of them. The child may get an education at home but can be very involved in local fine arts, in sports for the Southern Aroostook County. There is a wide support group for parents who are involved in home schooling. One more local home schooling link. The Greater Houlton Christian School is another education option for area students in Northern Maine / Southern Aroostook County.
Picking potatoes, working on harvesters never hurt Maine kids!
To learn the value of a dollar and how to make wise spending decision with impulse control.
Having the Houlton Higher Education Center in our area helps round out the school education options too.
High schoolers get a few Maine college credit course under their belts. Shortening up their college semesters, reducing the educational expense.
The continuing education credits are a super way to save major money and time. Challenges the young high school mind to for keeping it occupied. Busy not idle and never time for boredom. That works best to guide the Maine school students to keep their interest keen.
For Bridgewater Maine, north to Mars Hill, MSAD 42 is served by the Central Aroostook School.
SAD 1 serves the Presque Isle Area. Caribou Maine schools are administered by RSU 39.
Fresh air, Maine teachers that don’t just show up for the pay check but that were born to instruct.
We are lucky in the Greater Houlton Maine area to have lots of education options and talented instructors blended with the support from home of parents, extended family.
Northern Maine is a great spot to learn about life, to enjoy it raising families.
Spending more time out of doors, all four seasons. Questions about schools, local education? Had four kids educated in our local Houlton Maine schools. Educational options in Northern Maine, this school education blog post hits a few for Aroostook County.
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