Casco Bay High School

9 reviews
196 Allen Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8160

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Casco Bay High School
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I'm so glad my daughter went there (and she is, too). The humanities were really outstanding, STEM, at the time, not so much. She learned great study skills and great life skills which served her well at a very demanding college. The things CBHS was weak on she could easily get access to elsewhere: kids can enroll in a USM college course (free) when they're juniors and seniors, they can be on Portland HS or Deering HS sports teams, they can take AP classes at these bigger schools too.
Posted by a parent on 11/26/2018
Ignore the negative trolling about this school. My daughter went here and was accepted to both Smith and Mt. Holyoke with major scholarship money. The school is brilliantly quirky, stops bullying immediately, and changes lives. Founding Principal Derek Pierce is an educational genius, and I'm not exaggerating. Teachers like Leslie Applebaum are among the best you'll ever find. Portland schools overall are like a private school education, and Casco Bay High is the gem of them all.
Posted by a parent on 5/20/2018
Casco Bay changed my life. Absolutely amazing, diverse community of students who accept & welcome everybody. Teachers genuinely care about your success as a person as well as a student. Expeditionary learning style of academics help engage you in the real world and make you feel like what you're learning matters. The friends I made here (adults & kids) still have my back, to this day. If you don't believe me, go visit it yourself - I guarantee that within the first ten minutes of stepping into the school you will feel the unparalleled amount of love & support that emanates from every member of the community.
Posted by a student on 1/12/2017
This school has no rules, regulations, or college prep. They don't know where there kids are, they don't grade like a high school should,and they're allowed to have late papers. What's the point? The set up is terrible DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN TO GO HERE IF YOU WANT THEM TO HAVE AN EDUCATION AND GO TO COLLEGE!!!!
Posted by a parent on 6/21/2015
I was a student at CBHS, and I laughed at how relaxed and inefficient the school system was. Most of the kids I knew skipped class regularly, and rarely got reprimanded. Students would disrespect teachers left and right, and never got punished. In most of my classes, many kids wouldn't turn in homework, or turn it in many weeks late, but ended up getting the same grade as a hard working student who turned in the assignment on time. CBHS is a school for fun, and nothing more. It supposedly builds leadership and integrity, but all I saw was a bunch of teenage slackers getting away with it. Casco Bay High School did not prepare me for college, wherein the rules are much more strict, academically wise. I am sorry to say I regret going there completely.
Posted by a student on 10/30/2012

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Portland schools - Casco Bay High School is located at 196 Allen Avenue, Portland ME 04103. Casco Bay High School is in the Portland Public Schools. Casco Bay High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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