high school


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on students of all ages. We discuss the many ways in which high schools students have been affected, academically and emotionally. Remote learning and social distancing have altered their schooling and many have missed out on the landmark events that mark the high school experience. For juniors and seniors, the path to college or other post-secondary plans may be in limbo. We discuss how they are handling the changes during this critical period of their teenage years.


Many Maine students are unprepared for post-secondary school (college) but fortunately there are programs to help them.  A 2013 news report found that 12 percent of students entering the University of Maine system – and 50 percent of all students entering Maine community colleges, needed remedial classes. TRIO is one of the oldest programs in the country to prepare low-income kids for college.  Bowdoin is a leader in this area with its Upward Bound programs. Our panel will discuss these programs and how best to help students get ready for college.

Cameron Bragg of Washburn high school passes the ball

The Maine Principals' Association has awarded MPBN the television broadcast and streaming rights to the boys' and girls' state finals basketball games in February of 2016.

MPBN will broadcast coverage of the ten final games which include AA, A, B, C and D class schools. State cheerleading finals will also be broadcast statewide.

Dick Durost of the Maine Principals' Association says he's pleased to continue the tradition and partnership first established between the MPA and MPBN in 1979.

'Go to college'… 'get a job'… 'enlist'… 'learn a trade…' These are some of the likely things graduating high school seniors have heard over the past few months. Today we learn what options are available to graduating seniors - from heading straight to college - to taking a gap year - or finding an apprenticeship.  

Our guests:  

Genevieve Morgan - author of 'Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School'

Portland high school guidance counselor Doug Drew

Getting into College

Oct 28, 2013

  College and high school counselors help to demystify the college application process.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Leigh A. Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Bates College

Beth Doane, Yarmouth High School guidance counselor 

Dee Gardner, Senior Associate Director of Admission for University of Maine 

Cathy Latvis, Education consultant and former Director of College Guidance at North Yarmouth Academy