Gorham High School -  Mission Statement

The mission of Gorham High School is to provide a variety of educational opportunities in a safe, positive environment. Our aim is that each graduate thinks critically and creatively, communicates effectively, reads and listens for understanding, solves problems, acts as a responsible citizen and aspires to and realizes individual goals.

Celebrating the GOOD!

Totally Trades


Have you ever dreamed of operating an excavator, wiring a house, building a toolbox or learning the ins and outs of firefighting and emergency medicine? For 10 Gorham High School young women, their dreams became a reality at the "Totally Trades" conference at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center. At the conference, students were given hands on opportunities to try some non-traditional careers and meet women currently employed in those fields. Through this experience our students became more familiar with vocational course offerings and the variety of careers available to them. We are looking forward to participating in this program next year!

Junior Job Shadow   Tuesday November 25


Defining a “Job Shadow” Experience: A job shadow is a structured career activity where a student follows an employee at a specific location to learn about a particular occupation or industry. The purpose of job shadowing is to help students explore a range of career options and to better understand the demands of a particular job. The employee who is hosting the student is called an adult mentor. A high school student's job shadowing experience usually lasts one school day. The student experiences a one-on-one relationship with an adult mentor observing activities and gaining valuable information about his/her chosen career.


Job shadowing helps students accomplish the following:


➢ Gain information about possible future career interests

➢ Observe the daily routine of an adult mentor

➢ Observe the system of the host professional

➢ Gain an insight of the academic, technical, and personal skills required by particular occupation

➢ Gain an understanding of the connection between school and work

➢ Gain information to assist students in goal setting and educational planning


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Partners In Education (PIE)


Partners in Education is a way for parents to be well connected with the school and to discuss and implement ways to improve the school.  Meetings include a brief update on particular issues, concerns and school programs such as curriculum, guidance, activities, athletics, and many more.  Then the team continues to work on ways to improve the school.


Stay connected and provide support and help through the Partners in Education.  We meet from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Stickney Library at GHS. All are welcome!


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