Casco Bay High School (CBHS) is a small and rigorous public high school that reflects the increasing diversity of Portland, Maine (population: 64,000). Founded in 2005, CBHS is a school of choice for nearly 400 students (9-12). At Casco Bay, we challenge and support our students to become college ready through our 3R’s: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. The Class of 2009 was our first graduating class, and nearly 100%
of our graduates have been accepted to college. On the annual Maine High School Assessment, Casco Bay students routinely exceed state and district averages – as well as demographic expectations – in reading, writing, science and math.
Casco Bay High School is proud to be a credentialed “Mentor School” in the EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) national network of schools (www.eleducation.org). In their spring 2011 “Comprehensive Program Review,” the Great Schools Partnership concluded, “the school has demonstrated consistently high levels of accomplishment in every dimension with exemplary performance… in many areas.” In 2012, CBHS was
named one of Maine’s top high schools by US News and World Report. In 2014, CBHS was selected as one of twenty “Deeper Learning” schools in the country and was awarded the Larry O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Foundation for “advancing student-centered learning” in New England.