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Welcome to AOS 98

AOS 98, the Rocky Channels School System, is located in mid-coast Maine and serves the Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor Community School District, the Edgecomb Eddy

School, Georgetown Central School and Southport Central School.  Formerly School Union 49, AOS 98 originated in 2010 as a result of Maine’s consolidation law and the Georgetown Central School joined AOS 98 on July 1, 2011.  There are five boards that govern the individual schools comprised of 3 to 6 members, and the AOS 98 board comprised of 15 members who oversee the employment of central office staff and establish the Central Office operating budget.

AOS 98 serves just under 900 students and supports strong academic, interscholastic, international and extra-curricular programs.  The communities of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Egdecomb, Georgetown and Southport demonstrate strong support for their community schools as seen in our cutting edge academic programs that prepare our students for 21st century skills.

The scenic Mid-coast region has spectacular natural assets as it is tucked in along the southern coast of Maine. By the mid 1800’s the attraction of the region as a summer resort was recognized.  The tourist and summer resident industry has continued to grow, as other industries such as fishing and lumbering have shrunk.  The only traditional fishing business left of any size is lobster fishing.  The venerable shipbuilding heritage continues to this day as the Boothbay Region is one of the largest boating harbors north of Boston.  The region is known for its strong community support and involvement in the local schools. The population of the Boothbay region is about 7,500 residents during the winter months but swells to about 25,000 residents during the summer months. 

Along with its natural beauty, the region is blessed with a state of the art YMCA, the world reknowned Opera House, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens rated among the top ten gardens in the US, the Boothbay Region Land Trust, active regional Historical Societies and busy public libraries.

The name Rocky Channels comes from the Abenaki definition of Sheepscott, “a place where many rocky channels come together.”  The Sheepscott River is the body of water that ties our communities together.

We invite you to get to know our schools, our community and our students.  If you are interested in further information regarding AOS 98 please contact the staff at the Central Office at 207-633-2874