Delaware New Tech Academy offers students a new kind of high school education. As a "school within a school" at Seaford Senior High School, it gives students a comprehensive academic program featuring Project Based Learning and daily use of computers and technology in the classroom.
Designed to mimic a modern business, the Academy requires students to learn and complete projects in a way that prepares them for college and the workplace.
With the New Tech approach, our students work in teams on real-world projects in addition to listening to lectures and using textbooks. As they progress through their projects - some of which come from businesses or institutions in the community - they are taught all the academic content and skills appropriate to their grade level. Then they apply what they have learned to the challenges of their project.
Beginning with 100 9th graders and 100 10th graders in the fall of 2011. Each year, 100 additional 9th graders will be admitted as freshmen until there is a total of 400 students in four high school classes in our school.
Seaford School District was approved for a New Tech Network high school after completing a rigorous application process to determine the district's ability to implement the model. Ongoing support for the program is being provided by the national New Tech Network and Innovative Schools, a non-profit public school support organization based in Wilmington.