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Academ-e Students on Campus for Orientation

More than 130 Maine high school students will be on campus Jan. 9 for the spring orientation of Academ-e, the University of Maine’s for-credit distance education program for high school juniors and seniors administered by the Division of Lifelong Learning.

High school principals, guidance counselors and teachers nominate students to participate in Academ-e. The students take online courses in mathematics, natural sciences, arts and humanities, and social sciences.

Academ-e was launched in fall 2006. Since then, almost 1,500 high school students have taken Academ-e courses online, establishing a UMaine transcript that enables them to apply their credit hours to a degree program at the University of Maine or elsewhere.

This semester’s Academ-e cohort is nearly 36 percent larger than last spring’s.  Students are enrolled from 59 high schools throughout Maine, including those as far away as Calais, Caribou, Jackman and Biddeford.

Beginning at 8:45 a.m., the students will have a full morning of orientation activities, including an introduction to the Academ-e faculty and sessions on UMaine’s intranet and electronic library.

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745

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