Who Can Attend
Interested parents of Delaware students eligible to attend grades 6 through 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.
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 13, 14, and 15, 2018. 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 13, for students currently in grade 5 and for high school students on Wednesday, November 14, 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 5, 2018. Applications submitted between that date and Thursday, January 10, 2019, will have priority consideration for admission. As completed applications are submitted to the school, they are assigned a 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 5, 2018 will be returned and those that are received after 4:00 p.m. on January 10, 2019 will be placed at the end of the waiting list.
Sussex Academy High School Grades
Applications for entering grade 9 in Aug./Sept. 2019 will be accepted beginning on November 5, 2018. If there are more than 110 applications for next year’s 9th grade class submitted prior to January 10, 2019, 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 committee 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.