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High School

To graduate from the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf and Portland High School, a student must meet the following requirements (or requirements specifically outlined by the Pupil Evaluation Team) during grades nine through twelve. The student's transcripts will follow them to Portland High School and they will be required to pass the following for graduation:

4 years of English - 8 credits

3 years of Social Studies - 6 credits

3 years of Mathematics -6 credits

3 years of Science - 6 credits

1 semester of Health - 1 credit

1 year of Physical Education - 2 credits

1 year of Fine Arts - 2 credits

Elective Courses - 10 credits

Total for Graduation:  41 credits

Freshmen will be required to follow Portland High School’s requirements for graduation. Please refer to the Portland High School Handbook.

Portland Arts and Technology High School

Portland High School Technology (PATHS) courses are open to all students at PHS in grades eleven through twelve.  PATHS courses are designed for both career bound and college bound students who are serious about gaining new skills through applied learning.

Students are given real life experience in career directions by combining classroom instruction, extensive labs and community-based internships. PATHS classes are an extension of the high school schedule. Students earn credits toward graduation requirements for successful completion of each school year of study in a PATHS program. Some courses may offer one semester or one year experiences for college bound students.

Students enrolled at Portland High School may also take courses at P.A.T.H.S. and earn credit toward graduation. Transportation is provided. Interested students should see their guidance counselor to arrange a visit and complete an application.

Current PATHS course offerings:

Automotive Collision Technology

Automotive Technology 1 & 2


Commercial Art

Culinary Concepts


Early Childhood Occupations

Exploring Applied Technology

Fashion Marketing

Fast Foods

Graphic Arts & Printing

News Media


Plumbing & Heating

Recreational Marine Repair

Robotics & Precision Machining

Welding Technology/Blacksmithing Basics