Island Futures provides a rounded education with a compulsory core, complemented by a wide range of student choice in subjects and courses. These choices are made after discussion and guidance with House staff and teachers, and through consultation with parents. Students are advised of the impact that any choice may have on their future at school and beyond. It is divided into four different areas: Entrance, Elements, Explorations and Escape.
At its Oct. 11 meeting, the Portland Board of Public Education voted unanimously to pass a high school alignment resolution, which commits the district to taking a closer look at ensuring consistent programming and opportunities for students across all three high schools. The Board also voted to appoint seven community members to the Superintendent Search Committee and agreed to consider at its Oct. 18 meeting the appointment of an eighth member representing Portland Adult Education.
Linnea was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in the small mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona. She first learned about QuestBridge in high school and ended up attending Princeton as a QuestBridge Scholar. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literatures, her professional journey led her to Kazakhstan to teach writing to business students, to Ukraine to recruit students for U.S. State Department scholarships, to Vietnam to advocate for public health legislation, and to New York City to work in talent development at a quantitative hedge fund. She is so grateful that her path has now led her back to QuestBridge, where she can pay it forward to a new generation of Scholars. Outside of work, Linnea is an avid traveler, language learner, and reader. She is back at home in Flagstaff these days, with her partner and their dog, Hammie. 2b1af7f3a8