Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences
 Date updated - Spring 2018
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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 Title IX Coordinator: Steve Bastianelli
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 6130130
Grade 7134131
Grade 8130130
Grade 9111126
Grade 1091101
Grade 115782
Grade 123959
Total692759


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 696.2%
Grade 798.5%
Grade 898.5%
Grade 997.3%
Grade 1098.9%
Grade 11100.0%
Grade 12100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American3.9%4.9%
American Indian0.9%0.8%
Asian3.9%5.0%
Hawaiian0.4%0.5%
Hispanic/Latino12.7%14.4%
White75.0%71.4%
Multi-Racial3.2%3.0%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner1.2%
Low Income9.4%
Special Education4.7%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* 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 has evolved from a small, accelerated middle school to an accelerated middle school and high school where high standards of academic performance and behavior are expected throughout the school community. The school's instructional model combines many of the practices of expeditionary learning with practices from our affiliation as an International Baccalaureate World School. We emphasize learning by doing with a focus on literacy and inquiry. We use the IB learner profile to describe the learning behaviors of students, faculty, and administration. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program focuses on rigorous academic study and global ideas across disciplines. All 11th and 12th grade students must take at least one IB course in high school. Sussex Academy maintains a strong commitment to a peaceful school culture where respect and responsibility are the norm. All students must complete community service project each year.

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Curriculum Highlights
During 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 to enrich their learning in music, art, technology education, computer education, and physical education. Literacy and inquiry are the instructional focus of the middle school grades within an accelerated, rigorous program

Likewise, the high school curriculum is grounded in common core and content standards with an emphasis toward the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The curriculum reflects rigorous IB preparatory courses in grades 9 and 10 and IB courses for students in grades 11 and 12. All students take 4 years of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish. As in middle school students are also required to take an additional writing course along with a communications course and a technology course.

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