The REAL School recognizes that all learners have important and individual strengths. Our approach leverages these personal strengths and interests as catalysts for positive change and growth across social, emotional, behavioral and academic goals. While programming to impact these goals is individualized, every individual is a precious and important part of our learning community. Students here are not merely receivers of services – they are active partners in the development and care of a school culture that supports all members. Our Core Values of Safety, Respect, Responsibility, and Kindness are directly taught and practiced, and consistently recognized and rewarded.
School Commitment:The REAL School is an Adventure Based, Alternative and Special Education School serving students with and without disabilities, whose needs have not been met in traditional school programs and whose strengths have not yet been reflected in their school performance. We promise to:
- Provide a small supportive learning community where students know that they are valued
- Explore new possibilities and promising practices to assist students in reaching their individual goals
- Honor and utilize the unique and inherent strengths that every student brings to our community
- Provide a variety of ways for students to access and demonstrate achievement of the Common Core curriculum standards
- Guide students in their development of post secondary education and career goals and action plans
New Students and Sending Districts, please call 207-781-6207 / 207-321-1706, or email Pender Makin.
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2013 Secondary Principal of the Year
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Pender Makin, Principal of the REAL School (Regional Education Alternative Learning) in RSU #14 – Windham Raymond School District – has been selected by the Maine Principals Association as the 2013 Secondary Principal of the Year.
As a school district we are very proud and pleased that Pender has received this prestigious award. Unquestionably, under Pender’s leadership, the school culture encourages all members of the school’s community to believe in themselves and to go after their life dreams. There is an entrepreneurial spirit at REAL, which Pender has modeled and instilled in both students and staff. The RSU #14 District Mission Success for All is very much the norm for students at the REAL School.
Among many impressive skills that Pender exhibits, she is incredibly gifted with integrating a broader vision into the routine structures of the school. Constantly pushing her ability to see the larger picture while managing the day-to-day complexities of a school with excellence, she superbly leads the school organization toward constant improvement and has built a team of staff who are highly regarded, both at the State and the National levels.
On behalf of the RSU #14 – Windham Raymond School District – we congratulate Pender Makin for being recognized as the 2013 Secondary Principal of the Year.
Sanford Prince, Superintendent RSU 14 Windham-Raymond Schools