From Principal Theriault's Desk:
Greetings from Shead High School, “The Destination High School”.
My name is Paul Theriault and I serve as the principal of Shead High School in Eastport, Maine. We are a small rural award winning public high school on the beautiful coast of Maine. If you look at a map of Maine, follow up the coastline to that point at the eastern tip. You will find us there.
I have lived in the Eastport area most of my life. I graduated from Shead High School as did my wife and two daughters. My roots and conviction for Shead run deep. I am proud of the work that we do everyday to help students learn and achieve. Being a small school helps us make this happen because of that personal connection between student and teacher.
We pride ourselves in offering a solid academic foundation based on individual needs. We do this through a proactive approach of early detection of trouble areas, parental contact and staff intervention. This approach has stood the test of time of well-grounded educational practices. But we have done this in an electronically progressive manner. Every student has access to their own laptop here at Shead. Our equally progressive staff has developed many of their classes using technology and online support. Much like you expect from online college courses we take it a step further and offer that with everyday person contact.
The other benefits of our small school are that we can offer classes that students really want and need to succeed in the future. In fact, many of our electives have been generated from the ideas of students. We have partnered with the University of Maine system and the Community College system to offer early college courses and with the Eastport Arts Center to offer art class with world-class and renowned artists.
Our teaching staff is a vibrant group of dedicated and innovated educators. Some have advanced degrees and have taught at the post-secondary level. Our teachers are currently in the process of completely overhauling our curriculum to meet the standards of the “Common Core”. We are confident that this change will increase academic rigor and even better prepare our students for life after high school.
But schools are, and should be, more than academics. Socially, this is a very caring place for students, parents and staff members. We do this in a proactive manner. Our staff and administration are in the halls and talk with students on a regular basis to get that personal feel of the school environment.
We also have a number of co- and extra-curricular groups and events. Everything from student government, to National Honor Society, to a student run FCC licensed radio station, to successful sports teams, and an award winning drama program, just to name a few.
What more could you ask for – a wonderful small community based high
school located on the pristine coast of Maine!
If you are looking for a high school that will meet your child’s needs we will make every effort to work with you. There is a lot going here at Shead. If you would like to find out more give me a call at school – 207-853-6254 or home –207- 853-4443 or better yet come for a visit. You will not be disappointed.