Thank you for your interest in the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS), Maine’s first public charter high school established in 2012.

MeANS uses an individualized, project-based, hands-on approach with a curricular focus on agriculture, forestry and the environment. The high school diploma and our curriculum are based on state standards. Class sizes are small and students develop strong relationships with their teachers. 

As a public charter school, students attend MeANS free of charge. However, there is an application process: 

  • complete the online INTEREST FORM
  • schedule an interview by calling (207) 419-6500
  • complete enrollment paperwork after a spot is awarded 

Students will be accepted into either the Campus or Threshold educational programs (depending on their situation and personal preference) as long as an opening exists in the appropriate grade level.  

Student Lottery

Please note that a lottery will be held at the end of each year’s enrollment period if there are more applicants than classroom slots in any particular grade.

Enrollment Open for 2023-2024

For more information:
Campus Educational Program
Threshold Educational Program