Christina School District KN 2021-2022 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.

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.

Special Programs Information

FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS:

Dual Language Immersion – Chinese – at Downes Elementary School (Available for Kindergarten and possible limited seating for 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. 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 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 Kindergarten” from the drop down when selecting Downes Elementary as your school educational option.

In addition to the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE), parents interested in this program are required to submit the Chinese Immersion application to the school.  Please contact Downes Elementary School to obtain the program application.

Montessori Academy at Christina (MAC) – at The Bancroft School (Available for Grades 1 to 3 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 2021-2022 Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE) for these programs.

 

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 extracurricular activities. The academy will continue during the 2021-2022 school year with grades 6 through 8. 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 2021-2022 Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE) for this program. 2021-2022 applications are being accepted for Grades 6 through 8.

In addition to the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE), students interested in Middle Honors Academy at Christiana Campus are required to submit:

  • In a video no more than 90 seconds: share with us a little about yourself, why you want to be a student at the Christiana Middle School Honors Academy, and an example of something you struggled with and what you did to overcome it.
  • Take an Academic Performance Task that will be scheduled.

All Middle School Honors Academy students are required to participate in a Performing Arts course.

Please be advised there are required questions regarding the Middle School Honors Academy within the choice application.

Direct specific Middle School Honors Academy questions to Mr. Robert Graham at robert.graham@christina.k12.de.us  These questions should be specific to the program and not School Choice.

Cambridge Program at Shue, Kirk, Gauger and Bayard 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.

Dual Language Immersion – Chinese-Shue-Medill Middle School

Shue-Medill Middle School offers a middle school continuation of the Chinese Immersion Program in grades 6-8. A pre-requisite for this program is prior Chinese Immersion instruction or fluency in Mandarin. The students will be taught Social Studies in the Language along with having an Immersion Language class every day.  This will total between 75 – 90 minutes every day in the language.  The students will also be introduced to a Sister School in China with which they will communicate and eventually get the chance to visit during their 8th grade year in a Capstone Course.  Students in this program will be prepared to enter an AP level Chinese Class during their 9th grade year of high school.  During their time in this program students will complete formative and summative assessments leading up to the Stamp 4S exam which focuses on four skill areas – Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking. 

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 - Honors/Dual Enrollment Academy (Grades 9 & 10)

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.

Christiana High School features the Agricultural Sciences and Health Sciences Programs of Study.  The Agricultural Sciences Program of Study allows students to choose programming in Animal Sciences and Management, Agricultural Power and Engineering, Food Sciences, Plant Sciences, and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.  These programs allow students to learn career and technical information, participate in dual enrollment opportunities, participate in work based learning experiences, and potentially earn industry certifications.

The newest program of study at Christiana High School is Health Sciences.  Students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine have the opportunity to learn career and technical programming in Allied Health, Public and Community Health, and Nursing Assistant.  These programs offer students dual enrollment and work based learning opportunities, and the potential to earn industry certification.

In addition to the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options (CHOICE), students interested in this program are required to submit :

  • In a video no more than 90 seconds: share with us a little about yourself, why you want to be a student at the Christiana Middle School Honors Academy, and an example of something you struggled with and what you did to overcome it.
  • Take an Academic Performance Task that will be scheduled. 

Click HERE if you need more information on the Christiana High School Honors/Dual Enrollment Academy. 

Click HERE if you are interested the Christiana High School Honors Academy to complete the form.

Direct specific High School Honors Academy questions to Mr. Andrew Beadenkopf at andrew.beadenkopf@christina.k12.de.us. These questions should be specific to the program and not School Choice.

Glasgow High School - The Early College Leadershop Program (ECLA)

Glasgow High School offers The Early College Leadership Academy (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.

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.

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.

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.  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.  The School of Innovation will feature programming in Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics, and Digital Communication Technology.

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.

 



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