Welcome to Dirigo High School
We are located in Dixfield, Maine, a small community located in the Western Maine foothills, forty miles northwest of Lewiston/Auburn, eighty miles northwest of Portland, and 30 miles east of Bethel. We are a small high school of approximately 340 students and 50 staff, and we are a member of the Mountain Valley Conference. Dirigo High School is one of three high schools in Western Foothills Regional School Unit #10, which serves the towns of Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner, Canton, Peru, Dixfield, Carthage, Mexico, Rumford, Byron, Roxbury, and Hanover. The students that attend Dirigo High School reside in the towns of Dixfield, Canton, Carthage, and Peru.
In the classroom, we strive to offer a diverse and rigorous curriculum that challenges all of our students. Outside of the classroom, Dirigo High School offers an array of co-curricular activities in the form of clubs and athletics, as well as music and drama, that provide for another diverse set of learning experiences. We have tremendous school spirit here at Dirigo High School, and our staff and students are always ready to showcase their “Cougar Pride”!
As principal, I welcome the input and assistance of all the stakeholders at Dirigo High School, including staff, students, parents, and citizens, to maintain and advance the excellent reputation of Dirigo High School. You are welcome to contact me here at Dirigo, and also to stop by for a visit.
Michael Poulin, Principal
Dirigo High School
2015-16 School Goals
Goal 1: Increase student postsecondary preparedness by implementing the following GEAR UP initiatives: 1.) advisory programming 2.) best practices in high stakes testing 3.) best practices in middle school/high school transition 4.) utilizing technology for career and post-secondary exploration.
Goal 2: Improve student behavior by implementing a school-wide system of student recognition for Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) program.
Goal 3: Promote student achievement by implementing a well-defined and publicized plan for a standards-based education (SBE) system of curriculum, instructional design, learning, grading and reporting.