High School Curriculum
Rigorous academics are the core of the Newark Charter High School program. We are proud to offer two unique academic tracks in our high school: the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Academy and the Global Studies/Leadership Academy. Both Academies are grounded in a common core of studies, with opportunities for students to focus on challenging programs of interest and career pathways. While each Academy provides its own areas of specialization, students will have numerous opportunities to engage with students in classes common to both academies. Students will also be able to explore opportunities for enrichment through elective courses and complementary activities outside the classroom. Within these academies students may choose one of the following career pathways as required for graduation:
- Business, Finance and Marketing
- Computer Science
- Design and Engineering
- Global Context for Leadership
In the core areas of study, students will access courses in the college preparatory, honors and advanced placement levels based on the student’s individual academic needs. As of the 2015-16 school year, Newark Charter High School is the only high school in Delaware to implement College Board’s AP Capstone Diploma Program, which challenges students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The Capstone Diploma Program includes a two-course sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Students who complete this sequence–with scores of 3 or higher–are then eligible to complete the diploma program by earning scores of 3 or higher on four additional AP exams in subjects of their choosing. Newark Charter High School offers approximately 20 AP courses in the 2016-2017 school year. Additionally, students have the opportunity to choose between Chinese, French or Spanish to complete their requirements in the area of world language study. Newark Charter High School graduation requirements exceed those of the State of Delaware to ensure preparation for postsecondary education.