Wayfinder Schools

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Wayfinder Schools is an alternative high school serving 80 young men and women throughout Maine who are at risk of high school non-completion.

We offer two core programs: A nine-month Residential Program for teens who have struggled in traditional school settings, and a home-based Passages Program for teen parents.

Wayfinder Schools offer students the experience necessary to discover their strengths and skills, connect with their families, practice personal responsibility, contribute to their communities, and earn a high school diploma.

To be a leading educational model for keeping kids in school, encouraging life-long learning and nurturing the skills to move them into adulthood.

In 2011, Maine’s first alternative high school, The Community School, merged with century-old organization Opportunity Farm to form Wayfinder Schools. The two organizations united with a goal of encouraging life-long learning and providing students with the skills and experiences necessary to connect with their families, practice personal responsibility, and contribute to their communities.

Over the years, Wayfinder Schools have become a state and nationally recognized model of alternative education and have helped hundreds of Maine adolescents realize their goal of graduating with a high school diploma.

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