Early College Options Expanded at Hutchinson Center
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center has several programs designed to allow academically capable high school students to pursue and earn credit for college-level coursework.
INT 188 – Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration A variable-credit course designed for high school students, comprised of lecture and laboratory instruction in data collection and analysis, measuring and graphing techniques, scientific writing, evidence-based thinking, and participation in group work. A research project, a career-planning assignment focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, including job-shadowing experiences, and a final research symposium conclude the course. Add this valuable STEM experience to your college application and high school transcript.
Academ-e An early college, distance education (fully online) program through the University of Maine. Through the Academ-e program, UMaine offers online courses for university credit to Maine high school juniors and seniors. The cost of tuition is paid for by the University of Maine Academ-e scholarship program to high school students admitted to the program.
High School Aspirations Program Full-time high school juniors or seniors may be eligible to take college-level courses at the Hutchinson Center to earn college credit. If you have earned a B or better grade point average in high school and meet the college prerequisites, you may be eligible for a college course at no cost or 50 percent cost, depending on Aspirations funding.
INV 180 – CREATE: INNOVATION ENGINEERING I The Innovation Engineering Undergraduate Certificate for high school students is a premier program of four sequenced courses for juniors and seniors. Students completing the program will earn 12 college-level credits. Students can add this valuable certificate credential to their resumes and college applications.
For additional information on degree completion at the Hutchinson Center, contact an academic advisor at 338.8000; firstname.lastname@example.org.