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A School for Social Change, Entrepreneurship, and the Environment

Harpswell Coastal Academy is a FREE public charter school serving Maine students Grades 5-12. Our mission is to create an engaged community of creative thinkers, compassionate leaders, and effective problem solvers. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what student life is like at our Harpswell and Brunswick campuses.

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inspirational student profiles and stories!

NARWHAL DEEP DIVES

stories that define who we are

Zachary Perry – To the Rescue

Zachary Perry – To the Rescue

Junior Zachary Perry might characterize his emotional growth spurt as a slow burn. He credits the ethos and mentors at Harpswell Coastal Academy (HCA) with aiding his maturity since he enrolled as a sixth grader. He also credits the influence of professional mentors — firefighting is his siren song and he’s already active with the local department…

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Get College Credit While Studying at HCA!

Get College Credit While Studying at HCA!

At HCA, participating students are able to not only work their college courses into their regular schedules, but credits earned from these classes can be applied to both their high school diploma and a college degree. Intrigued?

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Harpswell Stories

A collaborative effort of Harpswell Coastal Academy and Holbrook Community Foundation, Harpswell Stories is a series of oral histories that capture tales of tradition, resilience, and innovation, told by the people who lived them in Midcoast Maine.

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TESTIMONIALS

happy parents and happy students

“The regular schedule has been so helpful to allow my students to keep in touch with their friends, complete their work and be social.”

Current HCA Parent

“HCA has been flexible with students and we greatly appreciate the huge undertaking of making this remote learning possible and engaging.”

Current HCA Parent

“I appreciate HCA and being proactive and getting online classes up and running quickly. It’s a difficult time for everyone and I am glad that it has been as structured as it can be.”

Current HCA Parent

“I am just very appreciative for all the efforts to keep things as normal as possible, the willingness to make work loads a little easier, and the acknowledgement that everyone needs time to unplug. Thank you!”

Current HCA Parent

“Thanks to all of you for your hard work. Many of you have families of your own who need you at this time.”

Current HCA Parent

“HCA was quick with their decision to shut down. Everyone has done a great job on keeping us informed and making the students and parents still feel like they are part of a community and family. I also love the structure of the online classes. Thanks for all HCA has done!”

Current HCA Parent