Delaware State Eyes 2013 Launch of S.T.E.M. Charter School
Delaware State University is seeking a 2013 launch for a charter high school on its campus specializing in secondary prep in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. If approved by state legislature, it will be the first of its kind in the state, and will offer its students dual-enrollment towards completion of credits at DSU.
The publicly funded school will be open to students of all backgrounds and abilities. But DSU will market the school to students who would be among the first in their families to attend college and are interested in science, technology, engineering or math, the so-called STEM fields.
Students would take a dual enrollment curriculum, meaning they also would take college classes and graduate with up to 60 college credits.
“We want highly motivated students that are interested in STEM that might not have the opportunity to go to college otherwise,” Thompson said. (The News Journal)