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Junior Workshops

Junior College Planning Workshops

Guidance will be holding several workshops for any juniors interested in starting the college search/planning process. This is the first step in starting to navigate the whole college research, selection and admissions system. We understand that students may be in different places of the process, and welcome all. We will discuss all types of institutions and their requirements. No question too silly, come one, come all. 

  • Tuesday Feb. 25th from 2:30 -3:30 in the Library 
  • Wednesday Feb. 26th from 7:00-7:45 am in the Guidance Conference Room and 2:30-4:00 in the Library
  • Thursday Feb. 27th from 2:30-4:00 in the Library 
  • Friday Feb. 28th from 2:30 -4:00 in the Library


Please bring your laptops and any questions you might have. 

School Code

MDIHS CEEB Code: 200683

The Mount Desert Island Guidance Department is open from 7:30- 3:00 everyday. If no one is available to answer your call, please feel free to leave a message or send an email. You call will be returned as soon as possible. If you have a student emergency and are unable to reach us, please contact the Dean of Students (Ian Braun) at 288-5011 ext. 3350.






Graduation Requirements

Students must complete twenty-three (23) credits in grades 9-12. These expectations are in compliance with the  Maine State Law, Chapter 207-A, Sub Chapter III and local requirements, which exceed these standards.   Students must earn at least the stated number of credits in the  following areas:


4 English 

3 Social Studies ( plus Civics)

3 Math 

3 Science

1 Physical Education

1 Health (.5 required during 9th/10th & .5 required 11th/12th)

1 Fine Arts

1 Life Skills (Business, Family Education or Technology)

Computer Proficiency ( All students must meet the standards developed by MDIHS)


    Students must demonstrate achievement of the Learning Results by  “ meeting standards” on portfolio tasks, which are part of their course work.  The portfolio tasks consist of essential knowledge and skills that all MDIHS graduates must have.


    Students must design and produce a Senior Exhibition to demonstrate depth and knowledge about a particular subject.


Students must complete 20 hours of Community Service.





Michele Gurtler, Guidance A-K

Megan (Lane) Rowell, Guidance L-Z

Mark Carignan, Freshmen Guidance

Mary Wallace, Administrative Assistant