Admin
Prospective Students

October 10, 2019 Update

Thanks for your interest in Casco Bay High School! The principal and guidance counselors are happy to meet or talk by phone with prospective students and families. Just give us a call (874-8160) or e-mail (piercd@portlandschools.org). The section below may answer some questions about the process for admission to Casco Bay.

For Current 9th-12th students Interested in Transferring to Casco Bay
If you are a current 9th-12th grader and are interested in a future spot at Casco Bay, please complete and return this transfer request form, whether you would like to be considered for this school year or for a spot for the fall 2020: CBHS Transfer Form 20-21

We are currently fully enrolled. As of 10/10/19, there is currently a waitlist of about 60 for a spot in the Class of 2023. Other grades have a short waitlist, and the Class of 2020 has no waitlist. Circumstances can change frequently (eg: families move), so openings may exist immediately. 

Please feel free to call CBHS at any time to get a more precise sense of your student's standing and/or chances for admissions.  A student's number on the waitlist can only improve, and a student may stay on the waitlist as long as they choose, even spanning multiple academic years. When in doubt, please inquire for more information or submit a transfer request form.  

If you are a current high school student and you would like to shadow at Casco Bay, please complete and return the CBHS Shadow Form.

For the Class of 2024 (the Current 8th Grade)
If you are an 8th grader and you would like to be a part of the CBHS Class of 2024 next fall, please submit this CBHS lottery form to CBHS or your guidance counselor any time before February 14th, 2020.

Our 8th Grade Family Night will be December 12th (6:30-8:30pm) - with a snow date of 12/17.
All 8th graders and their families are welcome! PPS 8th graders will be visiting CBHS, PHS and DHS during designated days in January 2020. Non-PPS 8th graders may submit a shadow form (above).
   
If any prospective student or parent would like to meet to learn more about CBHS, please just give us a call or e-mail.


Typically between 70% and 90% of students who turn in a commitment form by the deadline are offered a spot at CBHS before September.

All lottery forms are viewed equally as long as they are received before or on the February deadline. In the event that more than 97 students are interested in spot in CBHS's incoming 9th grade, a lottery will be held by early March. A copy of the current lottery and waitlist policy is here.