Thinking about moving to the area? ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Orono Schools. Deciding where to send your child(ren) to school is one of the most important decisions you make as parents. We’re honored that you are considering Orono. As you look through our website, we’re certain you, too, will find our district to be a special place.
Orono Public Schools (OPS)
OPS students perform extremely well. Regularly surpassing their counterparts. Both at State and National levels. Year in and year out, our students place among the highest-performing students in both public and private schools. Both in public and private schools. We are committed to creating individual lessons for each of our students. Regularly motivated to new levels of achievement every day.
Our uniqueness begins with a single campus setting. Nestled against 2,000 feet of lakeshore. But the connectedness we enjoy goes far beyond facilities and a serene natural setting. Our schools are a vital part of the communities we serv. With that we enjoy tremendous support from the residents of these communities.
Our district has been recognized as one of three districts to honored as a National District of Character in 2014.
Curriculum & Instruction
Orono Schools is committed to providing curriculum, programs, and instruction that supports each student having the knowledge, skills, and attributes to be successful in any post-secondary experience.
District Curriculum and Instruction is continuously reviewed by district administration and building and district content teams. Additionally, each content area goes through a thorough review cycle on a periodic basis, where more holistic curricular and resource changes are considered. The school district is committed to providing rigorous and relevant curriculum for all students and to continuously examine and improve instructional practices to meet their needs.
Kindergarten through grade eight content area course descriptions are available by clicking on the links below. To view high school course offerings click on the high school course guide link. Additional course information may be found on the building or staff sites.
Orono students will maximize their potential in life because of their experiences in Orono Schools.
Through personalized and rigorous learning, students and staff will apply high levels of interdisciplinary knowledge across all content areas.
Students and staff will understand and model core ethical values for a life of integrity.
Students and staff will engage in strong academic relationships.
Encourage students, staff and administration to reach their highest levels of personal achievement.
Build qualities of courage, perseverance and resilience.
Promote respectful and caring relationships.
Embrace diverse and unique needs, backgrounds, ideas and talents.
Inspire learners to be engaged citizens in the modern world.
Demonstrate constant accountability through responsible planning and use of resources.