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Mt Blue High School

School Profile
2019 - 2020

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The 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, Art, French and Spanish. 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, 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 Franklin County Fiddlers, Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, GSTA Club, Interact Club, Civil Rights Team, Robotics, Theatre, Dirigo Boys and Girls State, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Student Council, Skill’s USA, Tri-M Music Honor Society, 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.

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.

Rank in Class/GPA
The grade point average is ​unweighted​, and is determined by averaging grades in all subjects with the exception of pass/fail courses. Class rank, however, is a ​weighted​ calculation, with AP courses weighted at 1.08%, and Honors courses weighted at 1.05%.

Grade Scale: ​100 – 90 = A 89 – 80 = B 79 – 70 = C 69 – 60 = D 59 – 0 = F

Credit and GPA Recovery
Students who have failed a course may attend our Extended Year Program (EYP) through the summer in order to recover credit.

Reporting of disciplinary violations and/or criminal history
Due to the wide variance and significance of disciplinary issues, and the inconsistent knowledge of student criminal history we do not report this information out on college applications​.

Mt Blue graduates for the past two years have been accepted to the following four-year colleges and universities:

Appalachian State University Auburn University
Aveda Institutes
Babson College
Barnard College
Barry University
Bates College
Becker College
Belmont University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University Provo Bryant University
Capella Online University
Capital University
Case Western Reserve University Champlain College
Clark University
Clarkson University
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colorado State University Connecticut College
Curry College
D'Youville College
Dalhousie University
Dickinson College
Earlham College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Empire Beauty School
Endicott College
Florida Institute of Technology Franklin Pierce University
Full Sail
Green Mountain College
Hofstra University
Howard University
Husson University
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
La Salle University
Landing School
Lasell College
Lone Star College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University
Lubbock Christian University

Maine College of Art
Maine Maritime Academy
Merrimack College
Miami University
Montserrat College of Art
Mount Holyoke College
New England College
New Hampshire Institute of Art Northern Vermont University - Lyndon Norwich University
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio Valley University
Penn State University
Pine Manor College
Plymouth State University
Purdue University
Queen's University
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rivier University
Rochester Institute of Technology Roger Williams University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
San Diego State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Spelman College
St. Lawrence University
St. Michael's College
Suffolk University
SUNY - Buffalo
SUNY - Stony Brook
Technical College of the LowCountry Temple University
The American University of Paris Thomas College
Trinity College
Unity College
Universal Technical Institute University of Bridgeport

University of California - San Diego
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado - Boulder University of Connecticut University of Denver
University of Findlay
University of Hartford
University of Illinois - Chicago University of King's College
University of Maine - Augusta University of Maine - Bangor University of Maine - Farmington
University of Maine - Fort Kent
University of Maine - Machias
University of Maine - Orono
University of Maine - Presque Isle
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of New England
University of New Hampshire University of New Haven University of Ottawa
University of Puget Sound University of Rhode Island University of San Francisco University of Southern Florida University of Southern Maine University of Tampa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Waterloo
University Northwestern Ohio
Wentworth Institute of Technology
West Virginia University
Western New England University Westminster College
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Wilson College

Notice of Non-Discrimination: MBHS/FTC does not discriminate in its education & employment programs on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; marital or parental status or disability and complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (34 CFR Part 100), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (34 CFR Part 106), Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 CFR Part 104), Americans’ with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries regarding Title VI, Title IX, 504 and ADA may be made to Keith Acedo, Affirmative Action Officer, at Mt. Blue High School.