Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences
 Date updated - Winter 2016
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District: Sussex Academy Telephone: (302) 856-3636
Address: 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown DE 19947 Web: Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences Page
Principal: Patricia Oliphant
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Grade 6130130
Grade 7129134
Grade 8130130
Grade 9102111
Grade 106991
Grade 113457
Grade 12 39
Total594692


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 696.1%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 898.4%
Grade 994.9%
Grade 1097.1%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American5.2%3.9%
American Indian1.2%0.9%
Asian3.4%3.9%
Hawaiian0.5%0.4%
Hispanic/Latino8.6%12.7%
White77.6%75.0%
Multi-Racial3.5%3.2%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner0.7%0.7%
Low Income10.4%11.4%
Special Education4.9%4.0%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2015-16
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$10,813

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
Sussex Academy uses the expeditionary learning concept and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as its instructional framework. The expeditionary model used through grade 10 emphasizes learning by doing with a particular focus on character growth, teamwork and literacy. The school is structured around five core practices: learning expeditions, active pedagogy, structures, character and culture, and leadership and improvement. The practices are reflected in learning experiences, which are project-based and student-centered. All middle school students keep portfolios, complete community service and assessment is ongoing.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program focuses on global ideas across disciplines. Sussex Academy became an official International Baccalaureate Diploma School in March 2015. All 11th and 12th grade students are currently enrolled in IB classes. Sussex Academy maintains a strong commitment to wellness and school culture.

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Curriculum Highlights
In middle school students take five core courses (reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies) that are grounded in the state content and common core standards. In addition, they take “Exploratories” throughout the year. Literacy is the instructional focus of the middle school grades.

The high school curriculum is grounded in common core and content standards. The curriculum reflects the rigor of the International Baccalaureate Program with IB preparatory courses in grades 9 and 10 and IB courses for students in grades 11 and 12.

All students are expected to perform community service during the school year. In grades 11 and 12, the students participate in a self-designed CAS project that demonstrates their creativity, action, and service.

Extra curricular activities include middle school, junior varsity and varsity sports, intramurals, band, chorus, theater, and school clubs and organizations.

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