Produced by Ocean Classroom Foundation in partnership with Proctor Academy
sitesALIVE! created U.S. History Live! semesters in partnership with Ocean Classroom Foundation and Proctor Academy.
Ocean Classroom is a fully accredited semester-at-sea program for high school students. The program consists of an average of twenty-five students who live, work and study aboard the schooner Harvey Gamage. Over the course of the semester, the students explore the ocean and ports along the United States’ Atlantic Seaboard and the Caribbean Sea. Their curriculum combines academic studies with personal challenges, seafaring adventure and international travel. Specific areas of study include the ecology of the sea, marine mathematics, maritime history, literature of the sea and seamanship/navigation. Ocean Classroom is produced in partnership by the following two organizations:
Ocean Classroom Foundation
Ocean Classroom Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization which produces structured sea adventure expeditions integrated with academic studies in marine science, mathematics, history, literature, arts and humanities. These programs are operated in partnership with schools, colleges, research organizations, museums and other educational institutions. Ocean Classroom Foundation also runs a variety of custom programs throughout the year, including specialized curriculum for at-risk youth; teacher recertification courses in maritime studies and marine science; and continuing education voyages for adults. Within each of these programs, courses are taught by both Ocean Classroom faculty and faculty from partner institutions. The expeditions vary in length from one week to one semester and are available throughout the year.
Proctor Academy is a co-educational, residential, college-preparatory school located in Andover, New Hampshire. The school was founded in 1848 as Andover Academy. In 1881, it changed its name to Proctor Academy, in honor of its most generous benefactor and trustee, John Proctor. Today, Proctor has an average of 325 students each year, four-fifths of whom are boarders. The school’s student population comes from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Proctor Academy is dedicated to a rigorous academic schedule, while making a policy of promoting active and experiential learning. Proctor offers its students the chance to live and study in environments as varied as a Navaho reservation in the Southwest; a schooner at sea; or a cultural immersion program in France, Spain, or Morocco.