The Charter School of Wilmington

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In 1996, The Charter School of Wilmington opened its doors as one of the first independent public charter schools in the United States. The high school offers a college preparatory program with a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics focus.

The special focus of The Charter School of Wilmington is math, science and computer education. At least 10.5 of the required 24.5 credits must be earned in these areas.

Environment
The mission of The Charter School of Wilmington is to engage highly motivated high school students with an interest in math and science by providing a challenging college preparatory curriculum in a safe, friendly and nurturing environment that integrates practical learning opportunities, sets high expectations, develops social responsibility and promotes a global perspective.

Progress
General Academic Performance for the 2013-2014 year:

  • The Charter School of Wilmington is ranked #10 on Newsweek’s America’s Top High Schools List (September, 2014).
  • The Charter School of Wilmington is ranked #30 on the Daily Beast’s Top High Schools List (September, 2014).
  • The Charter School of Wilmington was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education (September, 2013).
  • The Charter School of Wilmington was ranked #62 on Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools List (May, 2013).
  • The Charter School of Wilmington was named a Recognition School by the Delaware Department of Education for exceptional performance and received a $50,000 Award (October, 2013).
  • The Charter School of Wilmington was ranked the #5 STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) High School in the nation by U.S. World News & World Report  (May, 2012).
  • The Charter School of Wilmington continues to have the highest high school scores on every Delaware State Assessment Test for 10-12th grade.
  • The Charter School of Wilmington continues to have the highest SAT scores in the State among all public high schools.