Welcome to Messalonskee's Digital Program of Studies Website!
Learning Experiences (classes) : Simply put, a learning experience is a grouping of learning targets (standards) and content that a student will work through to receive credit. At Messalonskee, students generally have option to take two types of learning experiences: Courses & Seminars. Both courses and seminars count toward content-area credit for graduation and both provide varying degrees of rigor based on their makeup. Typical 1 credit classes run for one semester every day. (more info below)
Credit Value (Although not bound by time, courses and seminars duration & credits generally fall into the following values below)
Above are links to each content areas page. Each page includes all learning experience offerings (courses & seminars) as well as supporting resources.
Course: A course is a grouping of learning targets and learning expectations. Courses are not defined by seat time alone, but do require students to work through learning targets while covering a predetermined amount of content. A student is expected to apply prior learning to the unique context(s) of the course as well as meet the expectations within that course.
Seminar: A seminar is similar to a course in that it is built upon a predetermined set of learning expectations and is not bound by seat time alone for completion. A seminar is generally designed around fewer learning goals, is shorter in expected duration, is built on the principle of integrated learning (cross-content) and is tailored to the needs and interests of students.
Note: At Messalonskee, both courses and seminars are not bound by time and space; it is our expectation that once a student has demonstrated mastery in the standards and content of a learning experience that he or she will move on to new learning.
Complete PROGRAM OF STUDIES document.
This page should serve as a starting point to review each learning experience at MHS as well as the complete RSU18 curriculum. Further information can be found on the RSU18 district page.