Whether you are new to the area or a local student who is looking at attending Washington Academy, our faculty and staff are here to help. Making the transition to high school is often overwhelming and a little scary for most students. WA goes above and beyond to make the transition as smooth as possible.
- School Tours
- Student Shadowing
- School Visitations
- Explore WA Day & Open House
- Step Up Day
- Freshmen & New Student Orientation
- Open House
One of the best ways to experience WA is to shadow a current student for all or part of a regular class day. Whether with a relative, friend, or one of our student ambassadors, prospective students accompany their host through their day of classes and lunch. Our guidance staff welcome the opportunity to complete the day talking with students and parents about their experience, answering questions and drafting schedule options.
Coordinated with over twenty elementary/middle schools that regularly enroll many WA ninth graders, our guidance staff and student representatives make personal visitations to eighth grade classes and teachers, offering topical presentations, personal insights, and discussion concerning curriculum, activities, and program opportunities.
Early in April, we excuse the upperclassmen and set aside a day just for area eighth graders to learn about WA’s academic, extra-curricular, and athletic programs and activities. Hosted by WA student ambassadors, eighth graders receive a glimpse into their future, visiting all major departments on campus to meet and hear brief presentations by teachers and staff. Interspersed throughout the day are the all-important nourishment creations by our chefs in the kitchen and traditional entertainment featuring sound, light, and acrobatic performances by visiting artists.
The day concludes with a return to school with parents for an Open House. Enjoy dinner, brief introductions, and departmental meetings with teachers and guidance staff.
With the seniors given the day off, all underclassmen, including area eighth graders, are invited to “step up” into the next grade life of a WA student. Using schedules that approximate their actual fall classes, students are guided throughout the day by WA student ambassadors to their rooms and events. The day concludes with lunch and outdoor fair activities including competitive individual and group events.
If you live in the following towns you have the choice of where to attend high school:
Alexander, Charlotte, Cherryfield, Cooper, Cutler, Dennysville, East Machias, Edmunds Twp., Indian Township, Jonesboro, Lubec, Machiasport, Marion Twp., Marshfield, Northfield, Pembroke, Perry, Pleasant Point, Princeton, Robbinston, Roque Bluffs, Township 14, Trescott Twp., Wesley, Whiting, Whitneyville.
Don’t live in one of these towns but still want to come to WA?
Scholarships for local students whose towns do not have a choice of high school are available.