Everyone knows that few schools are just reading, writing and arithmetic any more.
But several Delaware high schools have unique programs that aren’t available anywhere else in the state.
Here are a few examples of such one-of-a-kind career pathways – plus an unusual club with multiple benefits.
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Sussex Central High in Georgetown in 2010 started the state’s only high school information technology program that offers Microsoft certification. It now includes almost 300 students.
David Townsend had a few moments recently to reflect on the iconic blue corduroy jacket that has been a part of his life since he was a freshman in high school.
Seven years ago, the now 22-year-old received his first Future Farmers of America jacket and has worn it with pride since.
The newest blue jacket he began wearing only recently is a source of honor and gratification for Townsend, as well as represents the pride felt by everyone who has worn the colors in Delaware.
Thanks to two newly established internship programs with
Beebe Healthcare and Perdue, Delaware Tech computer
technology students are getting the hands-on training and
real world experience that employers look for in new hires.
“The employers in Sussex County don’t realize how much
our students know and how prepared they are to take on jobs,”
Owens Campus Computer Information Systems (CIS) Chairperson
George Cognet said. “But with these internships, employers are
helping us, we are helping them, and in the end it will lead to jobs
Wesley Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and the Environment, Dr. William Kroen, wrote an Op-Ed titled “All Citizens Need to Understand the Importance of the Scientific Process” for the Delaware STEM publication.
Dr. Tee Guidotti, President of Sigma XI (The Scientific Research Society), was asked in 2014 to discuss several important issues facing the scientific community in the U.S. and the world. As a trained physician and former chairperson of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University’s School of Public Health, he has a broad perspective from which to answer this question.