03. Is NARHS a real school?
We are a real high school issuing a real high school diploma.
Our school, North Atlantic Regional High School's official address is 9 N. River Road, Auburn, Maine 04210, but our business address is 14 S. 6th Ave. Yakima, WA 98902.
NARHS operates under the authority of Maine law. Specifically, the North Atlantic Regional Schools complies with the provisions of 20-A M.R.S.A. 5001 (a) which directs the Maine Department of Education to identify NARHS as “a private school authorized by the department as providing equivalent instruction.” (20-A MRSA §5001-A, sub-§1 (b). Please see a copy of our letter from Maine’s Department of Education, School Approval Office, located at the beginning of the handbook. Graduates from our school are afforded the same privileges as any other graduate from any other Maine high school. All NARHS graduates, regardless of their place of residence, are awarded a diploma from the state of Maine. Our students have gone to every possible type of college and university. Our graduates have gone to Harvard, Penn State, FSU, local colleges, technical colleges, the Air Force Academy, virtually everywhere. (One of our more than 2000 graduates went to Julliard! One of our 2001 graduates went to West Point.)