Baxter Academy > Baxter Academy is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Charter High School, the first of its kind in Portland. The college-preparatory school maintains a rigorous curriculum and a focus on students managing their learning experience. RR|A worked closely with Baxter Academy and Rufus Deering (the building owner) to meet the school's opening day of September 4, 2013. For this first phase, there are 135 enrolled students. The work included interior and exterior renovations of a 14, 000 sf brick building at 54 York Street in Portland. The new space includes a student center, classrooms, a computer lab, science rooms, an art classroom, a teacher’s room and a tutoring room. RR|A continues to work with the school in preparation for future expansion phases II and III.