Academics

Our academic program is designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in a complex world.  From outstanding advanced courses in all subjects, to outstanding arts programs, to experiential offerings, our curriculum is diverse, dynamic and able to meet the needs of a wide range of students.
Academics
Bion R. Cram Library

Reference Sites

College Information

College Board – Includes SAT, AP & PSAT practices testes, college searching and college planning.
Peterson’s - Has college related information for American & international students. Includes practice tests for SAT, PSAT, AP, ACT, TOEFL, Military Tests, and more.
The Princeton Review – Contains information and practice tests for SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP, TOEFL, and others. Offers information on Schools & Majors, Study Abroad, etc.
Khan Academy - A highly recommended site for online learning and tutoring as well as test preparation for SAT and others.

Electronic Databases

MARVEL – Includes full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books including encyclopedias.
Classroom Video OnDemand - a compilation of Films Media Group's best high school-level video content spanning the core subject areas with over 9,000 titles and 120,000 segments.
Culturegrams - a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.

General Reference Sites

Maine InfoNet Download Library – Using your patron number from our library, you may borrow audiobooks and ebooks.
Google books –Many books can be read online for free.
Project Gutenberg – Free ebook access to older and classic books.
Infoplease - "All the knowledge you need."
Refdesk.com - Hundreds of links to national and international news sites, facts, reference resources and fun.
Homework Spot - Need help? A homework resource site.
Bartleby.com - Search this comprehensive collection of contemporary and classic reference works.
 

Almanacs

The Old Farmer's Almanac  - The classic Old Farmer's Almanac online. Weather predictions, lore, recipes, gardening tips, etc.
CIA World Factbook - A current site of countries of the world, including maps, statistics, and social, economic, religious, and political information.
Baseball Almanac - All things baseball.
 

Dictionaries

Cambridge Dictionary - Search Spanish and French dictionaries also.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - The most respected dictionary of all and includes an audio feature.
Your Dictionary - Almost 230+ language dictionaries at this site just to start. Want to see your name in Egyptian Hieroglyphics?
Biographical Dictionary - 28,000 notable men and women. Search by dates, professions, achievements, or keywords.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia Britannica For full access, use the MARVEL link.
Artcylopedia - Search artists by name, artworks by title and art museums worldwide.
Encyclopedia Mythica - An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and religion from around the world. Includes myths.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian - Links to subject matter from A to Z, Advertising to Zoology.
How Stuff Works - Ten categories of "Stuff" from computers to science.
 

Internet Tutorials

Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web – Short lesion on searching the Web.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything: Critical Evaluation of Information – Includes the 5 W’s and ABC’s of Web Site Evaluation.
 

Social Studies

AlternaTime – National and international timelines arranged by topic.
American Journeys – Digital archives of eyewitness accounts of early American exploration and settlement including documents and images.
EconoData.Net – Links to socioeconomic data sources including Census.
 

Useful Free or Low-cost Apps

Awesome Note HD – Very useful complete organizer.
Sticky Notes for iPads – Easy way to make a quick note.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD – The most respected dictionary of all and includes an audio feature.
Louvre HD – Beautiful display of the museum’s artwork.
 

Writing Guides

Purdue Online Writing Lab – Formats for writing papers – including MLA and APA styles, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
 

Fryeburg Academy

FRYEBURG ACADEMY
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Fryeburg Academy is an independent boarding and day school, serving grades 9-12 and postgraduate. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.