FAQ

What is the targeted age range of potential students?

MEAA serves grades 9-12.

Will sports be made available as MEAA?

We will work with athletic directors and a students schedule so they can play sports at the students sending school.

What are the hours of operation?

Students will be committed to a full day of academic and arts activity. Fridays are half days. There will be time allotted for physical activity, additional assistance with studies, and lunch.

The hours of attendance are Monday thru Thursday: 8:15 am to 2:45 pm and Friday 8:15 am-12:30 pm.

Office hours are 7:45- 3:30 pm and Fridays 7:45- 1:00 pm.

How will academic subjects be provided?

All students have a full rigorous academic schedule as well as daily participation in performing arts and or visual arts courses.

Our trained staff encourages juniors and seniors to pursue a college education. To help them get a head start on their goals, we provide accredited college preparation programs. Juniors and seniors can take up to 12 credits of college courses at no charge. This not only shapes their college experience, but it also puts them ahead of the curve.

Will MEAA be able to provide services for my child who qualifies for special services?

Yes, as a public charter school MEAA is under the same obligation to provide access to special services as a regular public school. MEAA has a special education teacher on staff, along with a special education director and special education educational technician. MEAA may also contract with other providers, if necessary, to provide a free, appropriate education for all students.

Where will funding for MEAA come from?

Charter schools in Maine are publicly funded schools through the state, but do not recieve local tax support. We rely on state money, grants, and donations.

Any Maine student may attend MEAA free of charge.

What type of school calendar do we follow?

We follow the typical public school calendar in regard to holidays and vacations.