Application for Enrollment - Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences


Admissions Information

2018-19 School Year- Beginning November 6, 2017 

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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 is now a grade 6 through 12 school. 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.

School Tours
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 14,15, and 16, 2017.  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 to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, for students currently in grade 5 and for high school students on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. The meetings will be held 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 Monday, November 6, 2017. Applications submitted between that date and Wednesday, January 11, 2017, will have priority consideration for admission. As completed applications are submitted to the school, they are assigned an submission number which is provided to the parents/guardians and used for the lottery process. Incomplete applications or applications from ineligible students will not be processed. Please note that applications received prior to November 6, 2017 will be returned and those that are received after 4:00 p.m. on January 10, 2018 will be placed at the end of the waiting list.

       Sussex Academy High School Grades

Applications for entering grade 9 in Aug./Sept. 2018 will be accepted beginning on November 6, 2017.  If there are more than 110 applications for next year's 9th grade class submitted prior to January 10, 2018, a lottery will be held to determine who will be invited to enroll.

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. Other students who desire to be considered for Preference are encouraged to check the box seeking "Special Interest" preference and go through the Lottery process.  After the Lottery, a Board commitee will review the requests and set up opportunities for selected students to interview for "Special Interest" openings.  Please review our Board Policy on admissions using this link-
Admissions Policy 501.



Our Goals


Maintain high academic performance

Foster critical, independent thinking and reflection

Ensure a safe, respectful school environment

Advocate personal growth and responsibility

Provide opportunities for individual and group success

Model and encourage collaborative decision making

Facilitate ongoing professional development

Encourage parental involvement and partnerships

Promote service and community partnerships

Instill environmental awareness and social consciousness

Develop technological competence