Foxcroft Academy to offer five summer school class learning opportunities

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Summer vacation doesn’t have to mean the end of learning for the school year. Foxcroft Academy is pleased to announce the following summer school offerings for credit: Local Ecology, Practical Spoken French, Introduction to Human Services, Personal Finance, and Lobster Bowl Media Relations.

“This is a great opportunity for students to earn high school credit while being engaged in real life applications in the summer classes,” said Arnold Shorey, head of school. “Students can expect a great deal of activity and very little ‘sit and get’.”

The purpose of Local Ecology​ is to enable students to have a deeper understanding of the area they live in. The primary focus area of the course will be working in, on, and around Sebec Lake. Students will learn how to identify local species of aquatic plants, as well as gain the ability to identify unwanted aquatic species of plants and animals.

Practical Spoken French will feature learning the spoken French language necessary for a different area of hospitality or tourism with an unpaid internship at the end of each week in Old Orchard Beach. The internships will be at a business within the field studied that week such as restaurants, hotels, and tourist info desks.

Intro to Human Services focuses on the professions of social work and counseling and assists prospective human service workers to gain awareness and basic understanding of expectations of the profession. Students will explore the areas of history of the profession, fields of practice, relationships and rapport building, and self-care practices.

In Personal Finance​, students will learn how to make the most of their money. Topics will include buying a car, paying for higher education, saving for emergencies, responsible use of credit, and learning to manage your finances in a healthy manner. Field trips and guest speakers will be incorporated into the course, as will real-life examples of how you can positively manage your finances.

And finally, we are offering ​Lobster Bowl Media Relations. Foxcroft Academy is the host school for the Maine Shrine
​Lobster Bowl training camps. For one week, the best, just graduated senior football players in the state converge on campus. This class will make students the sports information department for the Lobster Bowl. We will take pictures, shoot videos, run live stream programming, prepare media releases, and tell stories about these players and coaches. Our work will be posted on the Foxcroft Academy website, and all the schools’ social media pages. Much of our material is shared with different media outlets across the state.

All classes carry a Foxcroft Academy credit, meals and transportation to and from school, and it’s at no cost to the student. These classes will join the highly successful Freshman Academy from July 16 through Aug. 3. For more information, please contact Foxcroft Academy at 564-8351.

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HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION — Classes on media relations for the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl and ecology are among summer school classes Foxcroft Academy is offering for credit during school vacation. Other classes are on practical spoken French, an introduction to human services and personal finance. The classes are offered at no cost and meals and transportation to and from school are available.

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