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Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
6
Music
including: Orchestra
11
AP Classes
including: European History
3
Languages
including: Italian
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Media arts Computer animation
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Textiles
World languages taught French
Italian
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) College Preparatory
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Honors track
Independent study
Internships
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Block scheduling
AP classes offered Statistics
English Language and Composition
European History
Human Geography
U.S. History
Environmental Science
Physics B
Chemistry
Biology
Calculus BC
Calculus AB
Early childhood program offered No

Support

20
Facilities
including: Industrial shop
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training Agriculture
Business management
Computer programming
Culinary
Industrial / Graphic Design
Engineering
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 68% 48%
Black 17% 31%
Hispanic 11% 15%
Asian 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Native American n/a 0%
Hawaiian n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

13
Girls Sports
including: Track
13
Boys Sports
including: Baseball
22
Clubs
including: Chess club
Clubs (misc.) LEO Club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Clubs Chess club
Community service
Dance club
DECA
Drill team
Drum line
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Flag girls
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
JROTC
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Marching band
Math club
Mock trial competition club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Special Olympics
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Beacon Middle School
  Mariner Middles School
  Sussex Academy of the Arts

Teachers

20
Staff
including: Special education coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Italian
Spanish

Class size

Average number of students - English Language Arts
17
This school
19
State average
Average number of students - Math
17
This school
20
State average
Source: See notes

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
General Elementary N/A 98%
English Language Arts 79% 96%
English 96% 95%
Arts & Humanities 100% 99%
Math 92% 95%
Science 82% 96%
Social Studies 50% 95%
World Languages 100% 92%
Geography 93% 96%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative 100% 99%
Economics N/A 93%
Government 100% 98%

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  • A highly qualified teacher for a specific academic area is one who has full state certification for teaching the subject, has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and has demonstrated subject matter competence.
Source: See notes

School leadership

  This school State average
Current principal's tenure (in years) 5 N/A
Number of principals in the last 5 years 1 2
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Buses / vans shared with other schools
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 100
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 20
For the year 2014-2015

Choice enrollment

  This school
Students attending this school through their feeder pattern assignment 93%
Students "choicing" into this school who live in the district 0%
Students "choicing" into this school who live outside the district (includes vocational and charter schools) 6%

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  • Non-Choice: Students at this school who are part of the normal feeder pattern.
  • Intra-District Choice: Students at this school who are outside the normal feeder pattern, but still within their resident district.
  • Inter-District Choice: Students at this school from outside their resident district. All vocational and charter school enrollment is considered Inter-District Choice.
Source: See notes

Sources

Student diversity DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Class size DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Highly qualified teachers DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
School leadership DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Choice enrollment DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
  DE Dept. of Education, 2012-2013