Authorized Schools

The Maine Charter School Commission is one of two types of entities permitted to authorize public charter schools in Maine. The Commission can authorize up to 10 public charter schools throughout the state during the first 10 years of Maine's charter school law.

The Maine Charter School Commission is one of two types of entities permitted to authorize public charter schools in Maine. The Commission can authorize up to 10 public charter schools throughout the state during the first 10 years of Maine's charter school law.

Charter school authorized for opening in the fall of 2015

 

Charter school authorized for opening in the fall of 2014

 

 

Charter schools authorized for opening in the fall of 2013

Charter schools authorized for opening in the fall of 2012

 

Current enrollment opportunities

 

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a public charter school, located at 54 York St., Portland, Maine 04101, is now taking applications for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Enrollment is open to any student in the state and tuition is publicly funded.  The deadline for filling out the application and filing a Letter of Intent to Enroll is 4 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015.  Baxter will hold its lottery on Wednesday, February 11 at 6 p.m. at the Maine Irish Heritage center, 34 Gray St., Portland.  Please visit http://baxter-academy.org/admissions for more information.

 

Cornville Regional Charter School (CRCS) has openings for student enrollment for the 2015-2016 academic year.  For each K through 8th grade student wishing to enroll, a written declaration of intent to enroll is required.  Intent to Enroll Forms can be found online and sent to 1192 West Ridge Road, Cornville, ME 04976, but in any event must be received before the end of the enrollment period: 5pm, March 1, 2015.  Any letters of intent or applications received after March 1, 2015 will not be entered in the lottery but will be placed on our wait list.  For more information, write to CRCS, call 207-474-8506 or vist us at: http://cornvilleregionalcharterschool.org.

 

Fiddlehead School of Arts and Sciences is now accepting Intent to Enroll forms for the 2015-2016 school year.  The deadline for this form is March 30, 2015, and the lottery will be held on March 31, 2015 at Fiddlehead School in Gray.  For more information please visit www.fiddleheadschool.org.

 

Harpswell Coastal Academy, a free public charter school, located at 9 Ash Point Road, Harpswelle, ME 04079, is not taking applications for 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Enrollment is open to any student in the state. The deadline for filling out the information form application and filing a Letter of Intent to Enroll is 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015. If applications exceed available slots, a lottery will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  Please visit http://harpswellcoastalacademy.org/enrollment/ for more information.

 

Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, a public charter high school located in Hinckley, Maine, on the Good Will-Hinckley campus, is accepting applications for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Enrollment is open student in the state and tuition is publically funded.  The deadline for completing the Intent to Enroll is 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.  If applications exceed available slots, a lottery will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Please visit http://means.gwh.org/ for more information.

 

Maine Connections Academy will accept enrollment applications for students in grades 7-12 for the 2015-2016 school year from February 2, 2015 – March 4, 2015.  Intent to Enroll forms are available at: http://www.connectionsacademy.com/maine-virtual-school/enrollment/home.aspx . Hard copies are available at the following address:  Maine Connections Academy, 75 John Roberts Road, Suite 11B, South Portland, ME 04106, 207-805-3254.

 

Maine Virtual Academy is an online public charter schoolthat will serve students statewide in grades 7-12 beginning with the 2015-16 school year.  There is an Open Enrollment window for any student in the state in grades 7-12 interested in enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year.  Enrollment is open from February 4, 2015 through 5:00 PM ET on March 10, 2015.  If during the Open Enrollment window more Declaration of Student Intent to Enroll forms are received than space available, a lottery will be held to determine initial seat offers.  Full details will be available online.  Interested families may access the Declaration of Student Intent to Enroll form via the school's website at http://www.mainevirtual.org or by calling 855-665-2248.