Portland Adult Education
    • Phone :
    • (207) 874-8155
    • Address :
    • 14 Locust Street
    • Portland, Maine 04101
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Street Academy

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As the largest and most diverse school district within the State of Maine, Portland Public Schools’ student body is representative of all socioeconomic groups including students experiencing homelessness and poverty. Given the unique and many challenges these students face, Portland we recognized the critical need for intensive support services beyond those that existed within the district. In response to this need, the Street Academy was created and administered through Portland Public Schools’ Adult Education Program in 1995, to work directly with the 16-21 year old homeless population who access and receive services for basic needs at the Preble Street Teen Center (located in downtown Portland).

Our mission

The Street Academy ensures that homeless youth in Maine have every opportunity to thrive, grow and become productive members of their community through education and workforce training.

Street Academy offers homeless youth:

  • >> Student engagement, assessment, school enrollment assistance and support services
  • >> Advocacy to reduce the barriers while pursuing their educational and employment goals
  • >> On-site HiSET pre-testing and testing
  • >> One-on-One tutoring
  • >> Credit recovery
  • >> Post-secondary preparation, planning and guidance
  • >> Employment preparation and placement
  • >> School supplies

Ongoing needs:

School supplies including backpacks, notebooks and folders.

Please call Street Academy
at Portland Adult Education
Phone: (207) 874-8155