Date of Award


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Educational Leadership


Charter schools are in their earliest days in the state of Maine. The first charter school in Maine offering elementary services opened in Cornville in 2012. Parents sending students to the school have a variety of reasons for choosing an alternate model for educating their students. First, parents felt the agricultural focus of the CRCS was a strong foundation for their students. Second, parents were very happy with the smaller classroom populations. Finally, the impression that the administrators at CRCS more quickly responded to the needs of the parents and student were noted as being especially important.


Affiliations: Philip Estabrook teaches sixth grade at Skowhegan Area Middle School in Skowhegan, Maine



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