Orono High SchoolÂ + =Â OHS-International
Applications are being accepted for the 2013-14 school year.
Orono High School is located in central Maine in the town of Orono. Maine is known for its glorious coastline and its vast wilderness. Orono is one hour from Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. A university town, it is home to many eateries, theaters, athletic venues and shopping centers. It's the ideal place to study.
Orono High School is globally connected through the 1:1 MLTI Laptop Program. All students receive a laptop computer and wireless internet connection while at OHS. Technology is part of our rich curriculum. Orono is a college preparatory high school.
Recent College Acceptances: Boston University, Cambridge University, Dartmouth College, University of Maine, Michigan State University, Univeristy of Minnesota, NYU, Purdue University, Simmons College, St. Lawrence University, Texas A&M, Tufts University, Quinnipiac University, UCLA
Orono High School International Class of 2011 (Below)ÂÂÂ
Orono High School International Class of 2010 (Below)
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OHS-International and UMaine Campus Guide
About: Orono High School International Students live at The University of Maine but attend classes at Orono High School. OHS-I students get the best of both worlds--the opportunities of a college campus with the support of a high school.ÂÂÂ
Campus Dining: The primary dining area for OHS-International students is the York Dining Commons. Students do have access to all campus dining halls. (http://www.umaine.edu/dining)
Campus Events: Students have access to all campus activities. They can attend athletic events, enjoy performing arts, visit UMaine museums, join a weekly International Coffee Hour, enjoy the new state-of-the-art recreation center, and participate in many other campus events. For information about concerts and events, visit the Collins CenterÂÂÂ webpage.
Campus Police are accessible 24 hours per day and patrol campus at all times.
College Credit: Students who qualify may sign-up for a University of Maine course. This is a unique opportunity to experience challenging college-level courses with the support of Orono High School. College courses are an additional expense to the student. Click here for a list of UMaine courses.
College Visits: Students wishing to travel within the United States to visit colleges must follow a formal process that includes parental permission. Students will have the opportunity to visit some New England colleges and universities as part of the program. In the recent school years, OHS-I students have visited Harvard University, Wellesley College, MIT, Boston College, St. Lawrence University, Bowdoin College, and Boston University.ÂÂÂ
Community Families: Two international students will be paired with a community family. The community family will serve as a local contact for the student. Throughout the school year they will arrange for family dinners, local outings and various day trips. Families will attend some of the students' high school events such as athletics and clubs. Students will meet their community family during the August orientation. The community family will have permission to transport the student throughout the community. Students may have the opportunity to spend some holidays with their community family.
Community Options: The town of Orono offers various churches, eateries, stores and entertainment. The city of Bangor is only a few miles away where you will find a large shopping mall and other city opportunities. Orono is only one hour from Acadia National Park.
Curfew: Students will have curfew hours during the regular school week. These hours will be extended for weekends and holidays. Students who visit other students in the community will be required to use a leave request form. The Residential Director and Assistants will oversee the curfew and requests.
Diploma: Senior students will receive an Orono High School diploma providing their sending school credits are accepted and they complete their senior year at Orono High School.
Early Acceptance: As part of OHS-International, students can apply for early acceptance to the University of Maine.
Laptop Initiative: As an OHS-International student, you will receive a MacBook to use during the academic year. Orono High School has state-of-the-art technology.
Residential Life: The OHS-International dormitory is a chemical-free facility. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco products are not allowed. Students who use prescription drugs will work through the school nurse and the dormitory parent. Students live in York Hall.
Males and females live in separate rooms of the dormitory. There are common meeting areas where male and female students can study or socialize together. Students will be paired with a roommate based on requests and interest surveys. Two or three students will live in each room. Each student will have their own bed, desk, and dresser.
Day-Time Expectations: International students will be held to the same standards as regular day students while attending Orono High School. These expectations are highlighted in our Orono High Student Handbooks (http://www.riversidersu.org/ohs). Students are expected to follow the rules set forth in the OHS and UMaine student handbooks.
University International Program: Students will have access the University of Maine's International program. This program has many academic and social benefits for the OHS-International student. (http://umaine.edu/international)
Medical: Students have access to the Cutler Health Center, where they can receive immediate medical attention. Cutler Health Center is associated with Eastern Maine Medical Center. Orono High School will help international students enroll in proper medical insurance coverage. Additionally, OHS-I students will have access to the school nurse and the school doctor.
Home Contact: Students can use personal cell phones or the internet to contact home. Students can use laptop computers for Skype and QQ software.
International Coordinator: Students in the program have a dedicated international coordinator. This person is in charge of the students' academic and social programs. They will assist students in the college application process, high school course selection, ESL services and co-curricula enrollment. They will be connected to the adult supervision found on the university campus.
International Parent: Dorm Parents are the adult supervisors for international students while they are on campus. Students can access the dorm parent at anytime when on campus. Dorm parents will manage dorm procedures, daily check-ins, room checks, curfew and other dormitory expectations. (http://umaine.edu/reslife)
Internet: Students have free wireless internet access anywhere at The University of Maine and at Orono High School. (Campus Information Technology) Students must sign and agree to follow the university's acceptable use policy. (http://www.umaine.edu/it/policies/acceptable_use.php)
Laundry: Students have access to laundry rooms on the bottom floor of their campus home. Students are given $25 per semester for laundry funds.
Orientation: Students are required to attend orientationÂÂÂ during the week prior to the start of the school year. For the 2013-14 school year, orientation will be held from August 23-27. The first day of school is August 28. During orientation, students will begin participating in their chosen sport, meet local students and community families, receive their course schedule, shop for necessary items, review school and campus policies, and experience the beautiful state of Maine! Regular international meetings will be part of their school year.
Residential Life: Students will be required to have regular check-in times while on campus. Students can expect regular study hours and bed time hours. OHS-International students will attend occasional dinner meetings as part of their program. Guest will also be required to check-in with the international parent.ÂÂÂ The dormitory is equipped with a security system. All entryway doors and student doors are controlled by a card-swipe system. Students have access to campus facilities, tutoring, recreation services and more. (Residential Life)
The Maine Card operates as a prepaid debit card for campus stores and a meal card for campus dining. It is also the access key for the international dormitory and the student's room.
Break Housing:ÂÂÂ Students will be provided housing and limited meal service during school breaks. Students are encouraged to visit family, either in America or back at home. For the 2013-14 school year, the longest vacation is in the winter: December 21-January 5. All travel must be approved by the International Coordinator.
Student Conduct: Students will sign an agreement to adhere to a code of conduct while living in the dormitory and attending Orono High School.
Transportation: Students will be transported daily to and from the high school on a school bus. The campus has a free shuttle service (BAT BUS)ÂÂÂ that operates a regular run every 30 minutes between campus and the town of Orono. Orono High School is a short walk or bike ride from the dormitory.
Recreation: The University of Maine Campus Recreation and Fitness Center provides students with many opportunities. The campus has miles of hiking and ski trails, a climbing wall, a full fitness center with pool, sauna and hot tub, badminton and table tennis, tennis courts, an indoor track, canoes, a game room, an animal farm and many other opportunities. (Campus Recreation)
The High School Attached to Hunan Normal UniversityÂÂÂ is located in Changsha City, Hunan Province, China and is our “Sister School”. Since the early 1990s, students from this school have won 20 gold medals and 8 silver medals in mathematics. physics, chemistry and biology.ÂÂÂ