Orono offers a rigorous comprehensive curriculum, with departmental requirements that provide students with a firm foundation as they move on to college or career. Orono requires students to earn 24 credits in four years to graduate.
Orono offers 21 AP courses (including the AP Capstone Diploma Program), 13 honors/enriched/accelerated courses and 7 College in the Schools courses. In 2022, 388 students took 772 AP exams, achieving the overall pass rate of 83 percent. The total number of AP Scholars (all three levels) at the end of 2022 was 187, the largest number in OHS history.
Enriched Courses, Advanced Placement and Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
OHS has a vibrant advanced learning program for students seeking a challenge. OHS offers 13 enriched courses and more than 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, including Seminar and Research, the two courses required to earn the AP Capstone Diploma. More than 70 percent of OHS students complete an AP course and pass the exam as part of their high school journey.
Four Project Lead the Way pre-engineering courses give students the chance to explore engineering topics and hands-on projects with the potential to earn college credit.
Options within Core Courses
English, math, science and social studies are not “one size fits all” in Orono. The Course Catalog outlines a myriad of choices and rigor as students move through grades 9-12.
Blended Course Offerings
OHS is proud to offer a selection of courses that offer a blend of structured class time and flexible learning time. Students will work closely with their instructor, independently and collaboratively in small groups. Students help set the path, place and pace of their learning to build the self-discipline, resilience and independence required for college and career settings.
Students may come to the media center before, during, and after school to check out books, work on class projects, or receive assistance from Media Center staff. We invite you to learn more about the OHS Media Center Remodel that resulted in more collaborative learning spaces, flexible classroom space, and space-saving book storage.
Senior Spartan Experience
This culminating career-development project gives seniors an interactive learning experience that connects high school learning to post-secondary aspirations.