- When will my student receive their schedule for the school year?
- What school supplies will my child need for their courses?
- Does someone track my child's courses to make sure they are meeting all graduation requirements?
- Does WA have an attendance policy?
On the first day of school, teachers will hand out a course syllabus that will contain all required school supplies for that specific course. Students enrolled in a math class during the fall semester can find information regarding the required calculator for the course in the Program of Studies under the Mathematics section.
WA does have an attendance policy, which is outlined in our student handbook on our Student Life page. Students are allowed to miss ten (10) school days in each semester. Anything beyond the ten (10) days results in the student attendance record being reviewed at the end of each semester by an attendance committee. Parental notes are required to prevent any impact to quarter grades.
- Do we pick up and drop off students from Portland or Boston?
- Can I cook in my room?
- Can I have a fan, heater or mini fridge in my dorm room?
- Do I need to get my own blankets, sheets, and pillows?
- How many students share a dorm room?
- Will there be an opportunity to go shopping?
Yes. Res Life runs a bus every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month that takes students into Machias. In town there is a Hannaford (groceries), Rite Aid (pharmacy), various other stores and a few restaurants. On Saturdays, there are field trips that usually include a stop at Walmart or the Bangor Mall.