Prospective Students

November 24, 2020 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 ( 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-11th grader and are interested in a future spot at Casco Bay, please complete and return this transfer request form, for a spot for the fall 2021: CBHS Transfer Form 2021-22

We are currently fully enrolled. As of 11/24/20, there is a waitlist of 49 for a spot in the Class of 2024 and 43 for a spot in the Class of 2023. The current junior and senior classes have short waitlists. 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 admission.  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.  

Typically, if you would like to spend a day visiting Casco Bay High School, you would return the CBHS Shadow Form. During the pandemic, this is not possible. However, please contact Principal Derek Pierce ( if you would like to set up a phone call or zoom call to learn more.

For the Class of 2025 (the Current 8th Grade)

We held our 8th Grade Family Night (over zoom) on December 15th. Here's a recording of the event.

If you are a current 8th grader and are interested in a spot at CBHS for the fall of 2021, please complete and return this form by February 12th, 2021
. Please submit this CBHS form to Gloria Leberman ( Forms received after this date will be added to the end of any Class of 2025 waitlist in the order in which they are received. 

8th Grade Timeline
1) CBHS Open House for 8th Grade Families - December 15th
2) 8th Grade Visit Days for PPS Middle Schools* - January 19, 21st and 22nd (2021)
3) Lottery Commitment Form Due - February 12th (2021)
4) Lottery Held (if Necessary**) - By March 1st
5) Deadline to Commit to Casco Bay, Deering or Portland - March 5th

**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. A copy of the current lottery and waitlist policy is here.
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 8th grade students who turn in a commitment form by the deadline are offered a spot at CBHS before September.