The Academ-e is an early college distance education program designed to offer qualified high school seniors University of Maine courses, using state-of-the-art teaching and learning technologies combined with on-campus experiences.
The first early college distance education program in Maine, the University of Maine’s Academ-e offers fourteen courses for university credit to Maine high school seniors through online, video-conferencing and on-campus elements.
Responding to the changing nature of Maine’s public schools through their increasing use of technology in teaching and learning, the Academ-e early college program serves qualified Maine high school seniors, as well as those who are home-schooled, in an adult education diploma or GED program, or attending one of Maine’s independent high schools.
The Academ-e consists of courses representing five broad areas: mathematics, sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Through nominations by high school principals, guidance counselors and teachers, all Maine high schools will have students enrolled in the Academ-e’s 560 student body. Each school will have an allocated number of nominees and scholarships will be awarded to all who are nominated.
How it works?
Academ-e courses will carry University of Maine credit and students will establish a UMaine transcript enabling them to apply their credit hours to a UMaine degree program or to other colleges and universities into which they will eventually matriculate. It is expected that students will receive dual credits (i.e., both high school and university credit).
Courses are primarily offered in an asynchronous online environment and consequently are not dictated by pre-set University or high school schedules. Students study and learn in a location and time of their choosing (e.g., school, home, library, UMS campus, etc.) that allows access to the internet based courses any time during the day, evenings or weekends. Courses are also designed to ensure adequate student and faculty interaction while accommodating students’ schedules and personal circumstances. Some on-campus (or regional site) experiences built into each course are dictated by the specific discipline.
Email - Academfirstname.lastname@example.org
Early College, Distance Education Program
5713 Chadbourne Hall, University of Maine Orono, Maine 04469-5713
Phone- 207-581-3143 • http://www.umaine.edu/academ-e/