Application for Enrollment
School Applications- Applications for potential SY15 students who are currently in grades 5 and 8, more specifically-- those who are interested in joining our school as grade 6 or 9 students in Aug./Sept. 2014, can be submitted any time between November 22, 2013 and January 10, 2014. The applications below can be submitted at any time for students who are currently in grades 6, 7, or 9. Please note that the application now has two parts that must be completed prior to submission-- the DOE Standard Application AND the Sussex Academy Application Addendum. Additional information about the application and lottery process is available below.
|DOE Standard Application for School Options|
|Sussex Academy Application Addendum|
|Aplicacion de la Carta|
|Aplicacion estadar DOE para las opciones de escuela|
|Sussex Academia Apendice de la aplicacio|
SY 2015 Lottery Results
The application numbers of students who are assigned lottery numbers 110 or below will be posted here on or about January 15, 2014.
Who Can Attend
Interested parents of Delaware students eligible to attend grades 6 though 10 may apply for admission to the Sussex Academy. The Sussex Academy began offering services for students in grade 9 in August 2013 and will add grade 10 in the Fall of 2014. In order to acquaint the public with the school, we host tours and public information sessions during the fall. These are followed by our application period.
Interested parents and students should plan on touring the school on one of the tour dates in the fall. The tours will be held at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30 a.m. on November 12, 13, and 14, 2013. The tours are most suitable for students who will be in grade six or nine the following year and their parents.
Public Information Meetings
Interested parents and students are also invited to learn more about the school and our academic program at one of our public information meetings at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the school.
Open Application Period
Sussex Academy Middle School Grades
The school determines the number of anticipated sixth grade openings for the upcoming school year each November. Applications for those positions will be accepted this year beginning on Friday, November 22, 2013. Please note that the application now has two parts that must be completed prior to submission-- the DOE Standard Application AND the Sussex Academy Application Addendum. Applications received between that date and Tuesday, January 10, 2014, will have priority consideration for admission. As completed applications are received by the school, they are assigned an application number which is provided to the parents/guardians and used for the lottery process. Incomplete applications or applications from ineligible students will not be accepted. Please note that applications received prior to November 22, 2013 will be returned and those that are received after 3:00 p.m. on January 10, 2014 will be placed at the end of the waiting list.
Sussex Academy High School Grades
Applications are still being accepted for this year's grade 9 class at this time. Applications for entering grade 9 in Aug./Sept. 2014 will be accepted beginning on November 22, 2013. Please note that the application now has two parts that must be completed prior to submission-- the DOE Standard Application AND the Sussex Academy Application Addendum. If there are more than 110 applications for next year's 9th grade class submitted prior to January 10, 2014 a lottery will be held to determine who will be invited to enroll.
Complete applications received for anticipated sixth and ninth grade openings during the Open Application Periods are recorded into our database, assigned application numbers, and then sealed in unmarked envelopes and placed in a box. If more applications are received during the Open Application Period than there are anticipated openings, then a lottery is held to select the students that will be invited to enroll for the upcoming school year. During the lottery, each application received during the Open Application Period is randomly drawn from the box, the application number is announced, and it is assigned a lottery number based on the order in which it is selected. Students are admitted to the school in the order that their application is selected from the box.
If lotterys are required for the 2014-15 school year, then the proceedings will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the school. The lottery results will be posted on our website and letters will be mailed to all applicants providing enrollment details to the successful candidates and waiting list information to those who are not selected. Applicants are encouraged to attend the lottery, as it is an open, public proceeding.
Immediately following each lottery, all applicants are contacted and informed of their status. The applicants that were assigned numbers during the lottery proceedings that are within the number of anticipated openings are invited and given instructions on how to enroll. The enrollment period for the 2014-15 school year begins on January 21, 2014 and ends March 7. The applicants whose numbers are above the anticipated openings allotment are placed on a waiting list based on their lottery numbers. In the event that a lottery is not needed for either grade 6 or 9, then the application and enrollment periods will be extended.
Some applicants are given preference during the Open Application Period and are not subject to the lottery. Applicants who have an older sibling who will be concurrently attending the Sussex Academy and those who are children of either staff members or Founding Board members are automatically offered a position provided that their applications are received during the Open Application Period. Please review our Board Policy on admissions using this link- Admissions Policy 501.
How Can I Get An Application?
To ensure capability with all computer configurations, our applications are available for downloading and printing as a PDF file located above. Remember, applications received prior to November 22, 2013 for students entering grades 6 or 9 in the fall of 2014 will be returned.