Diversity and Multiculturalism at NCS

Newark Charter School desires to create and sustain an environment that prepares our students for citizenship in an increasingly global society, living and learning among peers whose perspectives and experiences differ from their own.  We embrace differences and commonalities across race, nationality, gender, religion, physical appearance, learning ability, and socio-economic backgrounds. We value every student and consider their contribution significant.

Overall Goal:

To increase the quantity of admission applications received from underrepresented populations in the Greater Newark area.

Objective I:

Increase awareness of NCS offerings and the application process amongst the targeted populations

Objective II:

Improve the attractiveness of the school to the under-represented populations and sustain the outreach effort by improving the school’s diversity and inclusion programs and practices.

Multicultural Festival 2016

Multicultural Festival

Newark Charter School celebrates our diverse school community with the annual Multicultural Festival.   This winter, through the incredible generosity of our NCS community, 33 families representing 21 countries spanning four continents hosted displays. The families shared important facts about their homelands, showed precious physical items used in their cultures like fabrics, jewelry and pottery, and prepared many delicious varieties of native foods for all to sample.

Unified Sports

Additionally, we celebrate inclusiveness at Newark Charter School. The Unified Sports program, through Special Olympics Delaware, offers “whole-school engagement activities” to create a school climate that ensures all students have the opportunity to be an active participant.  Newark Charter currently fields Unified Flag Football and Bowling teams.

In Fall 2016, NCS became the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Flag Football State Champions. The win was not only the first for any school in the newly created Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association football division, but it was the first state championship in any sport for Newark Charter. It is also believed to be the first time in the United States that a high school’s first state championship was captured in a Special Olympics Unified sport.

Unified Bowling Team 2017

Unified Bowling Team 2017

Unified Flag Football State Champions 2016

Respect Club

Respect Club Members, through their participation in various Unified Athletics, support the growth and expansion of Special Olympics of Delaware’s school-based inclusion programs and empower individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to engage through sports.  Newark Charter School partners with William Penn High School for activities including basketball, field day as well as social events.

Multicultural Club

The student-run club has approximately 50 members and is represented by all ethnicities. Club participants engage in interactive discussions while maintaining a high level of respect and common desire to learn and honor each other.