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Mt Blue High School

About Mt. Blue High School

Mt. Blue is a four-year, comprehensive high school serving approximately 700 students, and offers a variety of courses, programs, and levels of challenges. Students may choose courses ranging from a traditional college preparatory program to concentrations in business, art and/or technology. Students may also access comprehensive technology programs through the Foster Career & Technical Education Center, which is integrated within the same campus as Mt. Blue HS. Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Literature, English Language, Calculus AB, Physics B, Statistics, US History, European History, and French. Since 1995, classes have been offered on an alternating eighty-minute block schedule, which allows for an eight-period schedule over two days.

The Community

Farmington is located in the foothills of rural, west-central Maine. The school district, Mt Blue Regional School District, is comprised of ten towns including Farmington, Wilton, Industry, New Sharon, Chesterville, Starks, Temple, Weld, Vienna, and New Vineyard, a geographic area of over four hundred square miles. Farmington is the county seat of Franklin County and is the home of the University of Maine at Farmington. Major employers in the area include the university, Franklin Memorial Hospital, ICT Group, Inc., Verso Paper, Poland Spring Water and the school district. Forestry and agricultural related industries are also an important part of the local economy.

Co-Curricular Activities

Athletic teams include Football, Cross Country, Golf, Field Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Cheering, Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Tennis, and Lacrosse. Additional activities include Mt. Blue Flipsides, Franklin County Fiddlers, Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Civil Rights Team, Robotics, Theatre, Dirigo Boys and Girls State, National Honor Society, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Skills USA, Future Business Leaders of America, Writer’s Club, International Club, and Curtain Raisers (improvisational comedy).

Graduation Requirements

24.0 Carnegie units are required and include core course requirements of 4 English credits, 3.5 social studies credits, 3 math credits, 3 science credits including biology, chemistry and physics, 1 credit of fine arts, .5 credit of health, 1.5 credits of PE, and .5 credit of a career prep component. A cumulative GPA of 70 is also required.

Course Difficulty

Core academic courses are designated by the ability levels of Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory (CP – designed for four-year college or university preparation), College Preparatory Intermediate (CPI – designed for four-year college or university preparation as well as two- year community and/or technical college preparation), and Applied (basic level courses covering essential material in a specific discipline). MBHS students are not limited in what level of challenge courses they choose and may be enrolled in a variety of levels of classes at any one time.