General Information about the School - Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences


General Information

The Sussex Academy is a public, charter school offering an accelerated academic program for the students of Delaware in grades six through twelve. The academic program at the Sussex Academy is based on the principles of the Expeditionary Learning curriculum model in the middle school grades and the International Baccalaureate program for the high school grades. Each of these approaches enables the students to attain the State’s high academic standards as well as to develop personal responsibility, self-monitoring and reflection skills, and positive citizenship values. The Sussex Academy is also very proud of its talented and highly qualified staff that has developed and maintains a challenging curriculum in a supportive and caring environment for its students. As a result, the Sussex Academy has been recognized by the State of Delaware as a “Superior” school each year it has been rated.

Our Goals

Maintain a “Superior School” status

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