Harpswell Coastal Academy students and alumni, along with parents and other supporters, made their case for renewing the school’s state charter during a public hearing before the Maine Charter School Commission on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Brunswick’s Region 10 Technical High School will begin the school year under the leadership of a new director and superintendent, Shawn Chabot. Chabot joins Region 10 with more than 25 years of experience in Maine schools.
Students at Brunswick’s Region 10 Technical High School fabricated new channel markers for Will’s Gut and a mooring hauler for Harpswell’s harbor master this year, in “live work” projects that allow students to gain real-world experience and serve their community.
Brunswick’s Region 10 Technical High School serves a complementary role to four area high schools — students go to their “sending school” to learn subjects like English and math, then come to Region 10 to study auto repair or train as a nursing assistant. But an upcoming study will investigate whether Region 10 has what it takes to become a “comprehensive” high school, where students could enroll full time and learn both “academic” and technical subjects.