A new map to get schools on course

March 6, 2011

SEAFORD — When 15-year-old Memoree Adkins saw the envelope, she knew what was inside.

“I started jumping up and down,” Memoree said.

The eighth-grade student at Seaford Middle School was accepted into a new high school program called Delaware New Tech Academy at Seaford Senior High School. She hopes it will help her learn more about a career in graphic arts. Her mother hopes the program will engage and prepare her daughter so that she’s able to have a positive high school experience.

“Traditional classes just don’t work for her,” said Teresa Adkins.

In the fall, about 200 Seaford High students will take part in a new instructional model that incorporates technology into project-based lessons. These students, who applied to be part of the new program, will be located in the regular high school but will mix with students in the traditional program only for lunch, elective courses and extracurricular activities.