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  • Section I: Instruction



Students are encouraged to remain in high school for a full four years and to participate in as many course offerings and activities as possible. However, other options are available as indicated below, provided that all Kennebunk High School graduation requirements are met in time for graduation. 

1. Admission to a Post-Secondary School: 

This alternative is available to high school students who enroll at a post-secondary institution. Courses taken at the post-secondary institution may be applied as graduation credits at Kennebunk High School. Students are responsible for their own college admission, expenses, and for providing Kennebunk High School with a transcript of all courses taken at the post-secondary school.

Students in this program may graduate with their class. Students wishing to enter this program must consult with the guidance office and receive written permission for the plan. 

2. Early Leaving: 

Students who have completed all graduation requirements by the end of the first semester of their senior year, may leave school at the end of the semester. Students taking this option will not be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics beginning on the first day of the second semester. (See procedure below.*)

3. Early Graduation: 

Students who have completed all graduation requirements prior to the end of their senior year are entitled to a diploma and may graduate at the end of the school year. (See procedure below.*)

* Students seeking Early Leaving or Early Graduation must do the following:


1. Meet with their Guidance Counselor 

2. Fill out the appropriate forms with the Guidance Counselor

3. Set up a conference with the Principal, Guidance Counselor, and parents.

NOTE: Parental approval is necessary for either program.


Reviewed: 12/08/97

Reviewed: 01/25/10

Amended: 12/16/13

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