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Orono High School

Public School District – Orono , Maine

Orono High School is a public high school in the town of Orono, Maine. The school offers a very challenging academic program with a wide range of Advanced Placement Courses and interesting electives. Through a varied and comprehensive activity program, life at the school is sure to be busy for all students learning and performing. Technology is a central part of the rich curriculum. International students are warmly welcomed and well taken care of at Orono. In cooperation with University of Maine, students can earn some college credits while going to public school.

Program Overview
This is a one-year program available for Grade 11 or 12 enrollments. Students attend Orono Public High School enrolled as international students with an F-1 visa. Students enrolling in Grade 12 will receive good preparation and support in order to apply for an easy transfer into the University of Maine. This program allows qualified students to receive their high school diploma while earning college credit courses through the University of Maine.

Dormitories and Student Residences
Students stay in dormitories on the University of Maine campus and will have one floor to themselves separated from the university students. Boys and girls are separated but are using common areas, like the TV and study area. The Director of Residence and two assistants live in the dorm and supervise the students. On a school day, the students will have breakfast and lunch at school and dinner at one of the University dining halls. On weekends, students will get all meals on campus.

The town of Orono is located 15 minutes northeast of Bangor in the beautiful nature of Maine. All four seasons bring about great outdoor opportunities and adventures. International high school students will be able to enjoy skiing, hiking, and more.

Area population: 10,300
Town website: Town of Orono

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Early June

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population


Number of Students




Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

70 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Commercial Art
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Chorus
  • Concert Choir
  • Band
  • Drama
  • Orchestra
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Multimedia

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language
  • Human Geography
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Art
  • Chess
  • Drama
  • Environmental
  • French Language
  • Jazz Band
  • Key
  • Knitting
  • Leadership
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math
  • Model United Nations
  • Musical Production
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Leadership
  • Prom Committee
  • Spanish Language
  • Speech & Debate
  • Student Council
  • Student Newspaper
  • Play
  • Student Ambassadors

Partial List of College and Univeristy Acceptances

Cambridge University, Harvard University, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Bates College, University of Maine, Boston College, University of New England, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Vermont, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, New York University, University of Virginia, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, McGill University, University of British Colombia, Purdue University, University of Connecticut

University Acceptance Rate:
100% of International High School Students

Closest International and Local Airports: Bangor International Airport (BGR)
For Details Visit Website:   Orono High School

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