Christina School District 2019-2020 Application

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Note:  A parent residing within the State of Delaware may seek to enroll that parent’s child in a public school in any school district, charter school, magnet school or vocational-technical school through this application. Any student not currently registered in a public school in the State of Delaware must be registered in their School of Residence before submitting a Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options.  Click here to search for your child’s School of Residence and check with your School of Residence for required paperwork.

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Special Programs Information

FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS:

Dual Language Immersion – Chinese – at Downes Elementary School (Available for Kindergarten and 1st grade students only)

The Christina School District offers a dual language immersion program in Chinese at Downes Elementary School.  Students receive instruction for half the day in English for reading, language arts and for support in mathematics, science and social studies.  During the other half of the day, students receive instruction in Chinese in Chinese Language,  mathematics, science, and social studies.  Students continue to be taught in a similar fashion receiving instruction in Chinese for half the day and English for the other half through 5th grade. Currently, Downes has classes up to third grade, and the students have been very successful.  More than forty years of research documents the power of immersion education to help students attain high levels of world language proficiency.  Applications are open to all students entering kindergarten or first grade only with limited capacity available.  Parents who feel that their child might have significant communication delays in their first language should seriously weigh the pros and cons of applying to an immersion program.  Parents interested in the Chinese Immersion program should contact Downes Elementary School directly with questions.  When applying for the program, please be sure to select “Chinese Immersion KN-1” from the drop down when selecting Downes Elementary as your school educational option.

Montessori Academy at Christina (MAC) – at Bancroft Elementary School (Available for Kindergarten to 2nd grade students only)

“Montessori” is a term that has many layers:  A method, a philosophy, and a set of materials, Montessori is a form of education that can suit any learner. Here are a few reasons why you should choose a Montessori education for your child:   Multi-age classrooms allow children to learn from each other and practice what they are learning in an authentic way. The Montessori Method has several tenets that speak to the needs of children as they grow, and learn a main one being the importance of multi-aged classrooms. These classrooms allow younger children to learn from older classmates and older children to firm up their knowledge by guiding, and therefore practicing with younger, less capable ones.

Montessori classrooms enable independent learners. The Montessori Method seeks to guide children to independence. Activities, lessons, materials, and experiences in the classroom all lead children to be able to “do it myself.”

The importance of hands-on learning originated in Montessori classrooms. The Montessori Method recognizes the importance of the senses in learning. Hands-on lessons allow children to build a conceptual base kinesthetically; as Dr. Maria Montessori said, “The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”

Montessori students learn organizational skills that help them throughout their education and life. The concrete Montessori Materials are designed to help children develop coordination, order, and control. Lessons are designed to help them internalize a complete cycle of work: students get out a material or activity, carry it to a self-chosen work place, complete the work in the way it was presented, record the results, and return the work to its place of origin in the classroom. Students internalize this cycle which prepares them for completing all the tasks and work that lie ahead in life from science fair projects to household chores.

 

All applicants (regardless of feeder school) are required to submit a 2018-2019 Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE) for these programs.  In addition to the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE), parents interested in these programs are required to submit the selected programs’ application to the school.  Please contact the individual school to obtain the program application.

 

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

 

Middle Honors Academy at Christiana Campus

The Middle School Honors Academy at Christiana Campus will serve grades 6-8 who have demonstrated a high degree of commitment to academic and extra-curricular activities. The academy will continue during the 2018-19 school year with grades 6 and 7. Our program offers selected middle school students the opportunity to become academically accomplished, confident, and well–rounded.  Selected students will be educated using a rigorous curriculum focused on developing core knowledge and critical thinking and reasoning skills. This will be accomplished by providing each student with a smaller learning community that builds confidence and knowledge which will enhance their individual middle school experience.   Students will participate in honors level core subjects (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies).  In addition, each student will take a performing arts course and will have access to a variety of elective courses.

All applicants (regardless of feeder school) are required to submit a 2018-2019 Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE) for this program.  2018-2019 applications are being accepted for Grade 6 and 7 only.

In addition to the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE), students interested in this program are required to submit a Christina Middle School Honors Academy Application, which is available online at www.christinak12.org/MSHA.  Please send the Honors Academy application to:

 

Christiana Middle School Honors Academy

Attn.:  Andrew Beadenkopf

Christiana High School

190 Salem Church Road

Newark, DE  19713

 

Cambridge Program at Shue, Kirk, Gauger and Bayard Middle Schools

At the middle school level, each of Christina's four middle schools will offer an advanced academic curriculum based on the Cambridge Secondary I Program in English, Global Perspectives (Social Studies), and Science, as well as advanced mathematics courses that allow 7th and 8th grade students to earn high school credits. The Cambridge Program is part of a global learning community of 10,000 schools that also offers opportunities to link with other schools around the world. The new middle school Cambridge curriculum will prepare students for any of the academically advanced programs offered at all three Christina high schools.

 

For students who do not reside in the feeder pattern of the schools offering these programs, a Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE) Application must be submitted. In addition, the student must complete the selected programs’ entrance application (submit to the school offering the program).  Please contact the individual middle school for their entrance application.

 

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

 

Christiana High School High School Honors/Dual Enrollment Academy

The Honors/Dual Enrollment Academy at Christiana High School in partnership with Wilmington University offers a unique program for accelerated students interested in pursuing an academically rigorous curriculum.  The Academy framework allows students to pursue advanced course offerings designed to provide a competitive edge when applying for colleges and post-secondary scholarships. Students engaged in the academic structure of the Honors/Dual Enrollment Academy will challenge themselves by becoming involved in various academic arenas such as leadership, global stewardship, AP coursework, early college preparation and early college enrollment. Upon graduation from high school, participants will have had the opportunity to earn more than 24 college credits through Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment opportunities.

 

Early College Leadership Program at Glasgow High School

Glasgow High School offers The Early College Leadership Program (ECLA) for those students who are looking to challenge themselves by participating in a rigorous academic program.  In partnership with Wilmington University, students are able to earn up to 28 college credits by the time they graduate from Glasgow High School.  These credits may be transferable to a college or university of their choice.  The ECLA will not only challenge students academically, but also develop his/her leadership skills as well.  Each student in the Academy will be required to participate in 20 hours of leadership service per year through the Glasgow High School Athletic Department.

 

Cambridge Program at Newark High School

The Cambridge Program at Newark High School offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad study for academically able students in grades 9 and 10. The program is administered through the University of Cambridge, a world-renowned university in Cambridge, England.  Newark High School is the first and only high school in the state to offer the Cambridge Program.  The Cambridge curriculum aims to encourage the skills of independent research and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity, and the application of knowledge and skills.  A range of assessment techniques  is used. Emphasis is placed on the use of externally marked examination papers  by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and on  compulsory practical work where appropriate. 

 

Academy of Creative Expression (ACE) at Newark High School

Newark High School has instituted the Academy of Creative Expression, or ACE for students in grades 9 through 12.  Through the ACE program, students will focus on the visual and/or performing arts in combination with the rigorous academic curriculum. Students selected to participate in the ACE program will have the opportunity to enhance their core curriculum with a variety of visual and performing arts classes and special events just for ACE members.  A Gallery space has been created to support the efforts of ACE. Events showcasing students' many accomplishments in the Visual and Performing Arts program will be scheduled in this space and in other venues at Newark High School.

 

For students who do not reside in the feeder pattern of the schools offering these programs, a Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE) Application must be submitted. In addition, the student must complete the selected programs’ entrance application (submit to the school offering the program).  Entrance applications are available online at www.christinak12.org.  Please go to each individual high school’s website to obtain.

 

Available 11/5/2018 8:00 AM

Kindergarten Schools

  1. Bancroft Elementary
  2. Brader Elementary
  3. Brookside Elementary
  4. Downes Elementary
  5. Elbert-Palmer Elementary
  6. Gallaher Elementary
  7. Jones Elementary
  8. Keene Elementary
  9. Leasure Elementary
  10. Maclary Elementary
  11. Marshall Elementary
  12. McVey Elementary
  13. Oberle Elementary School
  14. Pulaski Elementary
  15. Smith Elementary
  16. Stubbs Elementary
  17. West Park Place Elementary
  18. Wilson Elementary

First Grade Schools

  1. Bancroft Elementary
  2. Brader Elementary
  3. Brookside Elementary
  4. Downes Elementary
  5. Elbert-Palmer Elementary
  6. Gallaher Elementary
  7. Jones Elementary
  8. Keene Elementary
  9. Leasure Elementary
  10. Maclary Elementary
  11. Marshall Elementary
  12. McVey Elementary
  13. Oberle Elementary School
  14. Pulaski Elementary
  15. Smith Elementary
  16. Stubbs Elementary
  17. West Park Place Elementary
  18. Wilson Elementary

Second Grade Schools

  1. Bancroft Elementary
  2. Brader Elementary
  3. Brookside Elementary
  4. Downes Elementary
  5. Elbert-Palmer Elementary
  6. Gallaher Elementary
  7. Jones Elementary
  8. Keene Elementary
  9. Leasure Elementary
  10. Maclary Elementary
  11. Marshall Elementary
  12. McVey Elementary
  13. Oberle Elementary School
  14. Pulaski Elementary
  15. Smith Elementary
  16. Stubbs Elementary
  17. West Park Place Elementary
  18. Wilson Elementary

Third Grade Schools

  1. Bancroft Elementary
  2. Brader Elementary
  3. Brookside Elementary
  4. Downes Elementary
  5. Elbert-Palmer Elementary
  6. Gallaher Elementary
  7. Jones Elementary
  8. Keene Elementary
  9. Leasure Elementary
  10. Maclary Elementary
  11. Marshall Elementary
  12. McVey Elementary
  13. Oberle Elementary School
  14. Pulaski Elementary
  15. Smith Elementary
  16. Stubbs Elementary
  17. West Park Place Elementary
  18. Wilson Elementary

Fourth Grade Schools

  1. Bancroft Elementary
  2. Brader Elementary
  3. Brookside Elementary
  4. Downes Elementary
  5. Elbert-Palmer Elementary
  6. Gallaher Elementary
  7. Jones Elementary
  8. Keene Elementary
  9. Leasure Elementary
  10. Maclary Elementary
  11. Marshall Elementary
  12. McVey Elementary
  13. Oberle Elementary School
  14. Pulaski Elementary
  15. Smith Elementary
  16. Stubbs Elementary
  17. West Park Place Elementary
  18. Wilson Elementary

Fifth Grade Schools

  1. Bancroft Elementary
  2. Brader Elementary
  3. Brookside Elementary
  4. Downes Elementary
  5. Elbert-Palmer Elementary
  6. Gallaher Elementary
  7. Jones Elementary
  8. Keene Elementary
  9. Leasure Elementary
  10. Maclary Elementary
  11. Marshall Elementary
  12. McVey Elementary
  13. Oberle Elementary School
  14. Pulaski Elementary
  15. Smith Elementary
  16. Stubbs Elementary
  17. West Park Place Elementary
  18. Wilson Elementary

Sixth Grade Schools

  1. Bayard Middle
  2. Christiana High
  3. Gauger-Cobbs Middle
  4. Kirk Middle
  5. Shue-Medill Middle

Seventh Grade Schools

  1. Bayard Middle
  2. Christiana High
  3. Gauger-Cobbs Middle
  4. Kirk Middle
  5. Shue-Medill Middle

Eighth Grade Schools

  1. Bayard Middle
  2. Christiana High
  3. Gauger-Cobbs Middle
  4. Kirk Middle
  5. Shue-Medill Middle

Ninth Grade Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High

Tenth Grade Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High

Eleventh Grade Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High

Twelfth Grade Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High


Available 11/5/2018 8:00 AM