Academics at Thornton Academy

Teachers: Here to Serve 

I have had the privilege of teaching at Thornton Academy for many years and, in that time, we have experienced many changes in facilities, programs, and staff.  What has remained constant is our desire to provide the best education we can to all of our students. Thornton Academy values tradition; our commitment to high quality is first among them.

As you view the hundreds of courses offered, remember that you have a support system of teachers, advisors, coaches and counselors ready to assist you in making the best possible choices for your courses. Trust the advice you may have received from your current teachers, especially any course recommendations. They understand which classes will be most appropriate to your individual abilities. 

When you need a broader perspective on your full schedule, a visit or call to the Guidance Department will be invaluable. Our talented and caring guidance counselors are happy to help you navigate a process that can sometimes be overwhelming.  In short, if you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask. -Marsha Snyder, Director of Academics 

Program of Studies 2017-18


The Program of Studies can also be accessed at

Videos - Frequently Asked Questions about Academics

Why Pay Attention to Prerequisites?

 Why Should I Take an AP (Advanced Placement) Course?


Why take an Honors Course?


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438 Main Street Saco 04072 
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