ELO at Deering High School

ELO at Deering High School

Programs at a Glance

  • STEM ELO's:  partners with University of Southern Maine & UNE School of Health
  • Adulting-101 Workshops; preparing students for real-life & need-to-know life skills & hacks.
  • Language Buddy Program partnering with Longfellow Elementary School; language student support. 

DHS Annual Junior Career Walk (September)

DHS welcomes local businesses from a variety of career fields to our annual Career Walk event. This event takes place in the Deering High School gymnasium. Our juniors walk through the gymnasium to meet and greet representatives from each business. Students then return to their DC homerooms and rank their choices for businesses to shadow. We attempt to place students with their top choices. DHS Career Walk

DHS Annual Junior Job Shadow (October)

DHS encourages all Juniors to participate a one day job shadow day. This job shadow/business tour is typically a one-time, 3 to 4 hour opportunity for Juniors to visit and learn more about the career(s) available at local businesses or community organizations. A successful job shadow experience includes; tour of the business or organization, exposure to the work and projects being done at your business or organization & opportunities to talk with employees about their work and background


DHS encourages all students to individual internships with local organizations, businesses and medical partners in the area. Internships are all student-led and are facilitated by the ELO Coordinator and administration in order to track the progression of the students experience.  All internships are promoted and supported by ELO Coordinator. 

Senior Capstone Projects

All DHS Seniors are required to complete a Senior Capstone Project. Capstone projects can vary from volunteering to a in-school  service project, they are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours or more and to present their project via a Pecha Kucha presentation to teachers and admin of their choice. Project Proposals are due during the end of the Fall and must be completed by mid May of their graduating year. Underclassmen are encouraged to begin and/or complete their Capstone the summer of their Senior year. 

Community Service

Any student, grades 9-12, can serve community service for a number of reasons. The hours may be part of a requirement of a class, such as Global Issues, or the student may just want to serve the community. Community service is encouraged and can be the first step in learning more about job shadowing and internships. We are building community partnerships as we find new places to connect with for our students.

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