Advisory

Each student receives an advisor who helps assist with academic support, college/transitional planning, course/project selection, etc.

All-School Meeting

Each week, we meet as a school community to share announcements, accomplishments, celebrations, etc.

Community Partnerships & Internships

We encourage students to connect with local communities as a means of increasing educational learning opportunities, enhancing student engagement, and building collaborative partnerships. Blue Hill Harbor School students interface with a variety of local organizations including the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, local farms, historical societies, Weekly Packet, local schools, Blue Hill Chamber of Commerce, Blue Hill Yoga, Castine Kayak, local artists, Blue Hill Northern Light Hospital, Fairwinds, Blue Hill Garage, etc.

Hancock County Technical Center

BHHS students may apply to HCTC programs such as carpentry, law enforcement, marine trades, early childhood education, etc. While enrolled at HCTC, they will attend half-days at Blue Hill Harbor School. Transportation is not provided by BHHS.

Projects

Designing projects are a creative and meaningful way for students to obtain graduation requirements. The process requires approval from school staff after the necessary steps are taken for preparation: selecting a project advisor; completing the necessary paperwork; tracking timesheets; etc.  

Special Education & Guidance Services

We do not offer specialized instruction at our school from a licensed special education teacher. Although our Head of School is certified as such, she does not act within this capacity. However, students do seek BHHS programming for its differentiated approach to learning. Similarly, we do not have guidance support outside of advisory; students may access private counseling or tutoring support.

Student committees

Each week, students meet in their selected student committees with a committee advisor (social media/marketing, facilities, hospitality, food) as a catalyst for continued growth for our school. Most recently, a greenhouse grant was awarded, social media/school merchandise presence blossomed, and food donations were awarded as a result of the committees’ work.

UMaine Courses/AP Classes & Online opportunities

Many of our students opt to take online courses and/or Advanced Placement (AP) classes available through the University of Maine system. Alternatively, students may seek other online programming opportunities such as Coursera, Duolingo, etc., in order to complete necessary requirements.