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Wisdom serves approximately 110 students in grades 7 to 12, employing highly qualified instructors who offer a variety of courses. Middle school students in Grade 7 and 8 receive their education primarily in self-contained classrooms, in addition to offerings in French, PE, Band, and Gifted & Talented courses. High school students require 25 credits to graduate, and, in addition to core course offerings, can choose such elective courses in multiple areas, including Forensics, AP English, Business & Personal Finance, Students and the Law, Calculus, Anatomy, and Creative Writing. Students can also access the St. John Valley Tech Center, which provides students the ability to learn a skilled trade from such offerings as welding, early childhood development, and carpentry.
Wisdom has a strong focus on student academic success. Students take part in Renaissance Learning's STAR testing in language arts and math, which frequently assesses students' current grade level in the subjects. Teachers employ the IXL software to provide students the ability to reinforce recently learned skills through practice questions geared to their ability level. Seniors are able to take part in early college classes through the University of Maine at Fort Kent that can count both as high school elective and college credit. Wisdom also takes part in the GEAR UP program, which aims to increase the number of students considering and preparing to enter and succeed in post-secondary education by providing a wealth of opportunities for students to explore post-graduation studies. Our Guidance Department also assists seniors in pursuing internships with local businesses to help students explore possible pathways for their post-secondary careers.
Wisdom students enjoy one-to-one laptop access through the MLTI program. Students use this technology in a multitude of ways, including completing and submitting online assignments, accessing the Internet for research, and creating and working on class projects. Teachers also use programs such as Google Docs to provide their students a portal to access and submit assignments. Web2School, the school's grading program, is available online to both students and parents to check on academic progress.
Extra-curricular opportunities are available to all Wisdom students. Club offerings include: Yearbook, National Honor Society, Student Leadership Team, Athletic Club, and Drama Club. Wisdom has become a leader in the arts through their involvement with Student Leaders in the Arts Movement, or S.L.A.M. Students have a chance to take art electives, and also have the opportunity to become a member of the school band. Students also have the ability to take part in middle school and varsity sports. Student-leaders also have the chance to serve on school and district committees, including filling two non-voting spots on the M.S.A.D. #33 Board of Directors.
Wisdom Middle/High School takes pride in its long tradition and culture, and strives to provide the students of M.S.A.D. #33 with a high-quality education and help shape them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Student volunteers are frequent sights within the district's communities. Wisdom teachers are employing new strategies to provide students the instruction, standards-based curricula, and proficiency-based learning to help our learners prepare for post-secondary careers in the 21st century.
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