The Academ-e is an early college distance education program designed to offer qualified high school juniors and seniors University of Maine courses, using state-of-the-art teaching and learning technologies combined with one on-campus experience. The first early college online education program in Maine, the University of Maine’s Academ-e offers courses for university credit to Maine high school juniors and 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 juniors and seniors, as well as those who are home-schooled, in an adult education diploma or GED program, or attending one of Maine’s approved 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 approved high schools will have the opportunity to nominate students for the program.
Academ-e courses carry University of Maine credit and students establish a transcript from UMaine enabling them to apply their credit hours to a degree program at UMaine or to other colleges and universities into which they will eventually matriculate. It is expected that students 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 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.
For more information: Email - Academfirstname.lastname@example.org or Phone- 207-581-3452 • or see the Academ-e website.