Award Year: 2016

Newark Charter School

2001 Patriot Way
Newark, DE, 19711-3568

(302) 369-2001

Mr. Gregory R. Meece Sr., Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School

Newark Charter School

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Mission

The Mission of the Newark Charter School is to promote high levels of student effort, achievement and decorum for children in grades K-12 in the Greater Newark community by providing continuous, engaging and rigorous academic challenges grounded in a sequential core of common knowledge, delivered in a community of students, educators and involved parents who value scholarship and appropriate behavior.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 65%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
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Newark Charter students enjoy their new playground

Newark Charter students enjoy their new playground

Mission: To promote high levels of student effort, achievement and decorum for children in grades K-12 in the Greater Newark community by providing continuous, engaging and rigorous academic challenges grounded in a sequential core of common knowledge, delivered in a community of students, educators and involved parents who value scholarship and appropriate behavior.

Our community of educators, families and students values an educational option within the public school system for families and students seeking a strong academic program that invites and encourages family involvement in a child's education. The school utilizes authentic shared decision making and site-based management. There is a high level of parent involvement. Teachers have greater autonomy in their classrooms. The school is held accountable for results. Parents are surveyed regularly to determine their level of satisfaction with the school as well as to obtain input. The K-8 curriculum is a challenging combination of the Core Knowledge scope and sequence, the Common Core State Standards, and the Delaware Content Standards. The high school is the first Delaware schools to offer the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma Program supported by the College Board. Academic and career pathway programs are provided in Computer Science, Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Business and Global Studies/Leadership in addition to a comprehensive program in the fine and performing arts. The core of the Engineering Pathway is Project Lead the Way, a hands-on STEM curriculum that encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning.