Who may attend an OHTS program?
Any sopohmore, junior, or senior in the state of Maine may attend an OHTS program. If a student is home schooled or lives outside SAD 17, transportation will not be provided. Buckfield Junior/Senior High School provides transportation to OHTS for accepted students.
How much room do I need in my schedule?
Most OHTS programs are 3 periods long, but there are a few that offer 1 or 2 period options, usually for business or intro classes. If you are interested in taking a program, the best option is to speak with your guidance counselor or the program instructor to see if there is enough room in your schedule.
When should I apply for an OHTS program?
Recruitment for the following school year begins after Thanksgiving break each year and continues through January. In order to be guaranteed an interview, applications must be received by the deadline, which is normally during the third week in January. Applications may still be filled out after that date, but if programs are full, applicants will be put on a waiting list.
What do instructors look at when selecting applicants?
Instructors look at three areas when selecting students for their programs: grades, attendance, and interview scores. Students are given a numerical score which is arrived at by combining the scores in those three areas: grades (25%), attendance (25%), interview (50%).
What should I expect during the interview?
The interview is designed to determine each applicant's interests and future plans. Expect to answer questions about your strengths and weaknesses, prior experiences, future plans/goals, and your reason for wanting to take the program.