Christina School District 2022-2023 Application

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Welcome to Christina School District Choice!

The Christina School District (CSD) is a Delaware public school system serving more than 14,000 students in New Castle County. As one of the largest school districts in the state, students have access to many exceptional opportunities, including professional learning, college credits, and special education programs. Our commitment to education matches our commitment to adopting new technologies. Christina also approaches learning in a unique way. Students can learn both virtually and in-person. This allows students and families the benefits of attending a traditional classroom and the benefits of virtual learning. The district currently serves the City of Newark and its surrounding suburban areas and a portion of the City of Wilmington.

General School Choice Information

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 (excluding charter schools) 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.

Note: All students applying to a Delaware Public School District and/or Charter School must first register in their School of Residence before submitting a School Choice application.

Chinese Immersion Program - Elementary & Middle School
(Grades K, 6-8)

The Christina School District offers a Chinese Immersion Program at Downes Elementary School for grades K-5 and Shue-Medill Middle School for grades 6-8.  More than forty years of research documents the power of immersion education to help students attain high levels of world language proficiency.

  • Kindergarten - Grade 5 (limited seating for grades 1-5 based on previous language knowledge and background) - The Chinese Immersion Program at Downes Elementary School is open to students entering Kindergarten with limited capacity available for grades 1-5.   To apply:
    • Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, select ‘Downes Elementary School’  from the school drop down menu and then select ‘Chinese Immersion’
    • All students who select the Chinese Immersion program at Downes Elementary School must complete a Choice application whether they reside inside or outside of the feeder pattern for Downes Elementary.
  • Grades 6-8 - The Chinese Immersion Program at Shue-Medill Middle School is open to students in grades 6-8. To apply:
    • Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, if your student resides outside of the feeder pattern for Shue-Medill Middle School
    • Select ‘Shue-Medill Middle School’  from the school drop down menu and then select ‘Chinese Immersion’
  • Grade 9 - Continued Chinese Language Fluency Studies is offered at Newark High School for students who wish to continue with their Chinese proficiency. To apply, students must complete a Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (Choice), if they reside outside the feeder pattern of Newark High School.

For more information about the Chinese Immersion Program, please visit www.christinak12.org/CHIP.

Montessori Academy at Christina (MAC) at The Bancroft School
(Available for Grades 1-3 only)

The Christina School District offers a Montessori education at the Montessori Academy at the Bancroft School for grades 1-3.

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. Montessori classrooms enable independent learners. Montessori students learn organizational skills that help them throughout their education and life.

To apply, complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, select ‘The Bancroft School’ from the school drop down menu and then select ‘Montessori’.

 Middle School Honors Academy at Christiana High School
Grades 6-8

The Honors Academy at the Christiana Vikings Campus welcomes students to apply in grades 6, 7, and 8 who have demonstrated a high degree of commitment to academic and extracurricular activities. The academy will continue during the 2022-2023 school year with grades 6 through 12. Students will engage with a rigorous curriculum focused on developing core knowledge and critical thinking and reasoning skills. The Christiana Honors Academy, prepares students for success at the college level through University Dual Enrollment courses. The comprehensive Honors Academy program begins with the Middle School Honors Academy (MSHA) years, providing students a preparatory framework of advanced academics to prime individuals for Dual Enrollment collegiate opportunities, and competitive college admissions by Grade 10. To apply:

  • (1) Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, select ‘Christiana High School’ from the school drop down menu and then select ‘Christiana Middle School Honors Academy’. Please note: Within the Choice application, there are additional questions regarding the Middle School Honors Academy that are required.

In addition to the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (Choice) Application, please complete the following and submit directly to Christiana High School to ChristianaHonors@christina.k12.de.us

  • (2) Submit a video (90 seconds maximum) to share with us a little about yourself, why you want to be a student at the Middle School Honors Academy, and an example of something you struggled with and what you did to overcome it.
     
  • (3) Complete an Academic Performance Task (will be scheduled at a later date)
     
  • (4) Submit academic, disciplinary, and attendance records
     
  • (5) Provide two teacher recommendations from recent teachers

For more information about the Middle School Honors Academy, please visit www.christinak12.org/MSHA.

Cambridge Program at Gauger-Cobbs, Kirk, and Shue-Medill Middle Schools
(Grades 6-8)

At the middle school level, Christina offers 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. To apply, complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application and select the middle school of your choice.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Christiana High School - Honors Academy
(Grades 9 & 10)

The Honors Academy at the Christiana Vikings Campus welcomes students to apply in grades 9 and 10  who have demonstrated a high degree of commitment to academic and extracurricular activities.  The academy will continue during the 2022-2023 school year with grades 6 through 12.  Students will engage with a rigorous curriculum focused on developing core knowledge and critical thinking and reasoning skills. The Christiana Honors Academy, prepares students for success at the college level through University Dual Enrollment courses. Participants will have the opportunity to earn more than 24 college credits through Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment opportunities. To apply:

  • (1) Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, select ‘Christiana High School’ if your student resides outside of the feeder pattern for Christiana High School.

In addition to the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (Choice) Application, please complete the following and submit directly to Christiana High School at: ChristianaHonors@christina.k12.de.us:

  • (2) Submit a video (90 seconds, maximum) to  share with us a little about yourself, why you want to be a student at the Honors Academy at Christiana High School, and an example of something you struggled with and what you did to overcome it.
     
  • (3) Complete an Academic Performance Task (will be scheduled at a later date)
     
  • (4) Submit academic, disciplinary, and attendance records
     
  • (5) Provide two teacher recommendations from recent teachers

For more information about the Christiana High School Honors Academy, please visit www.christinak12.org/ChristianaHSHA.

Glasgow High School - The Early College Leadership Program (ECLA)
(Grades 9-12)

Glasgow High School, in partnership with Wilmington University, offers The Early College Leadership Academy (ECLA) for those students who are looking to challenge themselves by participating in a rigorous academic program. Students are able to earn up to 28 college credits by the time they graduate from Glasgow High School. 

Glasgow High School features the School of Business and Humanities that offers programming in Business Finance, Marketing, Business Information and Management, and the K-12 Teacher Academy.  Other programming includes the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts.  These programs offer students the opportunity to learn career and technical programming, participate in dual enrollment opportunities, participate in work based learning experiences and potentially earn industry certification.  To apply,

  • (1) Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, select ‘Glasgow High School’ if your student resides outside of the feeder pattern for Christiana High School
  • (2) Complete the Early College Leadership Program Entrance exam, available online please click here.

Newark High School - Cambridge Program
(Grades 9-10)

The Cambridge Program at Newark High School, administered through the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad study for academically able students.  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.  Newark High School has been identified as the District’s School of Arts and Innovation.  Students who participate in this unique program of study focus on visual and/or performing arts in combination with the rigorous academic curriculum. Students selected to participate in the program will have the opportunity to enhance their core curriculum with a variety of visual and performing arts classes and special events just for School of Arts members.  To apply,

  • (1) Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, select ‘Newark High School’ if your student resides outside of the feeder pattern for Newark High School
  • (2) Complete the Cambridge Program Entrance Exam, available online please click here.

The Christina School District Virtual Academy

(Grades Kindergarten through 12)

The Christina School District Virtual Academy (CSDVA) is a fully online, learning program. The program is for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. CSDVA will offer engaging learning tailored to a virtual platform with CSD teachers trained in online instruction, providing a powerful and personalized learning experience.

High school students who are accepted into the CSDVA will engage in a self-paced online curriculum with the support of a teacher. 

The CSDVA is for families who prefer for their child(ren) to continue their education remotely.  It is a unique program and may not have all of the course work, programs, services, and supports that can be found in our comprehensive schools.

  • Students who are accepted into CSDVA for grades Kindergarten through five will be assigned to Gallaher Elementary-CSDVA
  • Students who are accepted into CSDVA for grades six through eight will be assigned to Kirk Middle School-CSDVA.
  • Students who are accepted into CSDVA for grades nine through twelve will be assigned to the Sarah Pyle Academy-CSDVA.

To apply to the Christina School District Virtual Academy:

  • Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application, regardless of residence. For instance, if a Gallaher Elementary student wants to attend the CSDVA, then the student needs to complete a Choice application for Gallaher Elementary School - Virtual Academy.
  • For elementary school students:
    • Select Gallaher Elementary School  from the school drop down menu and then select ‘Virtual Academy’
  • For middle school students:
    • Select Kirk Middle School  from the school drop down menu and then select ‘Virtual Academy’
  • For high school students:
    • Select Sarah Pyle Academy  from the school drop down menu and then select ‘Virtual Academy’
    • Note: This is the only available option for the Sarah Pyle Academy.

For more information, visit www.christinak12.org/csdva

 

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Kindergarten Schools

  1. Brader Elementary
  2. Brookside Elementary
  3. Downes Elementary
  4. Gallaher Elementary
  5. Jones Elementary
  6. Keene Elementary
  7. Leasure Elementary
  8. Maclary Elementary
  9. Marshall Elementary
  10. McVey Elementary
  11. Oberle Elementary School
  12. Smith Elementary
  13. Stubbs Early Education Center
  14. West Park Place Elementary
  15. Wilson Elementary

Grade 01 Schools

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

Grade 02 Schools

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

Grade 03 Schools

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

Grade 04 Schools

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

Grade 05 Schools

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

Grade 06 Schools

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

Grade 07 Schools

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

Grade 08 Schools

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

Grade 09 Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High
  4. Sarah Pyle Academy

Grade 10 Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High
  4. Sarah Pyle Academy

Grade 11 Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High
  4. Sarah Pyle Academy

Grade 12 Schools

  1. Christiana High
  2. Glasgow High
  3. Newark High
  4. Sarah Pyle Academy


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