Mission: Promotes academic achievement through real-world projects.
Curriculum revolves around 'Learning Expeditions': long-term, in-depth studies of a single topic that explore vital guiding questions, incorporate standards, involve fieldwork, and culminate in a project, product or performance.
Expeditionary Learning is built on ten design principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of Outward Bound: The Primacy of Self-Discovery; The Having of Wonderful Ideas; The Responsibility for Learning; Empathy and Caring; Success and Failure; Collaboration and Competition; Diversity and Inclusion; The Natural World; Solitude and Reflection; Service and Compassion.
Supporters and partners include:
Portland Arts and Technology High School University of Southern Maine Southern Maine CC Junior Achievement Maine Development Foundation Maine Arts Commission Maine Arts in Education Mitchell Institute YMCA Mercy Hospital Maine Historical Society Grow Smart Maine Frannie Peabody Center Red Cross of Maine Preble Street Resource Center Portland Stage Company Bread for the Journey SALT Maine Community of Churches Day One PRYSM