Freeport High School is an innovative and academically rigorous institution, which consistently receives academic, performing arts, and athletic honors/recognition. Taking advantage of its small enrollment, the Freeport High staff has developed a reputation for student-centered instruction. It maintains a strong identity and serves as the traditional community center with large numbers of townspeople attending and participating in sports events, plays, concerts, and community education activities.
Freeport is a diverse and growing community of approximately 8773. Founded in 1683, it is located on the southern coast of Maine, and has had a heritage of quality shipbuilding and shoe manufacturing. Centered around the world famous L.L. Bean store, the town presently has more than 150 retail outlets, as well as tourist services for the 4,000,000 visitors who travel to Freeport each year.
Freeport High School Mission Statement
As a community we promote high levels of academic, civic, and social development. We celebrate and respect individual talents and the diversity of our perspectives. We come together with the belief that as effective communicators we create a safe environment and opportunities for all. We value self-reliance, personal integrity, and social responsibility. We take pride in our achievements, knowledge, and our ability to adapt to change. We are passionate about learning and understand that it is a lifetime process that goes beyond the walls of our school.
Expectations for Student Learning
As a community we promote these expectations for student learning:
• Communicate effectively
• Think critically and creatively
• Use technology
• Reflect on learning
• Live responsibly
• Create and maintain a safe environment
• Value community participation
• Exercise leadership
Definitions of Expectations for Student Learning
• Write clearly using topic development, focus, details, variety in language, and standard English conventions;
• Read to experience, comprehend, and appreciate literature, as well as cultural and informational texts;
• Understand and demonstrate number sense, computation skills, and mathematical reasoning;
• Understand and demonstrate the use of one or more of the visual, performing, and applied arts;
• Speak and present effectively to inform or persuade different audiences in a variety of formats.
Think Critically and Creatively
• Use strategies to identify and define problems and generate a variety of solutions;
• Apply knowledge and skills across curricular areas;
• Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information from multiple perspectives.
• Apply research skills using a variety of resources and technologies;
• Demonstrate competency in using technology to present and expand learning.
Reflect on Learning
• Give and receive feedback on the learning process, including informal and formal assessments, conferences, and self-evaluation;
• Use a process of goal setting, reflection, and initiation of new goals as a way to move forward.
• Be able to make informed and responsible decisions about personal wellness;
• Value and practice physical fitness and emotional wellbeing;
• Accept responsibility for one’s behavior;
• Learn time management, organizational skills, and effective study habits;
• Respect people and property.
• Cooperate /collaborate in groups;
• Utilize/ initiate opportunities in school and community.
Create and maintain a safe environment
• Share responsibility for creating and maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment.
Value community participation
• Understand the value of community service and have opportunities to
engage in such service both in school and within the wider community;
• Have opportunities to connect with individuals and organizations from the community in classes and activities.
• Understand the various aspects of citizenship and have opportunities to participate as a citizen;
• Have opportunities to practice leadership in school and in the wider community.