Learning More About Sussex Tech

Sussex Technical High School is Sussex County’s career and technical education leader, preparing its students to be career- and college-ready. Thank you for considering Sussex Tech for your educational choice.

Applications are now open, with all applications done through the State of Delaware School Choice application system. You will have to create an account and log in.
Click Here to Apply for 9th Grade

 

Click Here to Apply to Transfer Into 10th or 11th Grades

 

Students are admitted to Sussex Tech through a blind lottery system managed by theCarpentry students at work State of Delaware. Students apply in the 8th grade for admission as freshmen the following school year. Each year, we are able to admit about 300 students, or half of the students who apply. Here’s how you can learn more about Sussex Tech and the admissions process:

Career Days: November and December

We invite students to one of two Career Days in November and December while school is in session, so you can see what a partial day in the life of Sussex Tech is like. Transportation is offered; see permissions slip links below for details. Students are assigned to one of two Career Days depending on their home district:

November 30 Career Day – click for permission slips, which are due by November 26.

Beacon Middle School
Delmar Middle School
Laurel Middle School
Mariner Middle School
Milford Central Academy
Seaford Middle School
Woodbridge Middle School

December 7 Career Day – click for permission slips, which are due by December 3. Auto Tech area

Georgetown Middle School
Millsboro Middle School
Selbyville Middle School
Southern Delaware School of the Arts
Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences
Private Schools / Homeschooled Students

Individual Tours

Individual tours can be scheduled throughout the year upon request.

Sussex Tech’s 8th-grade open house was held on November 3.


Applying to Sussex Tech

Applications are now open, with all applications done through the State of Delaware School Choice application system. You will have to create an account and log in.
Click Here to Apply for 9th Grade

 

Click Here to Apply to Transfer Into 10th or 11th Grades

 

Sussex Tech uses the State of Delaware’s School Choice application for all applying 8th-graders. This application system is managed by the state Data Service Center.

If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Student Services for a printed application.

Applications Open: Monday, November 5 at 8 a.m.

Help with Applications: Call Sussex Tech Student Services at 302-854-2820 or email Steve.persolio@sussexvt.k12.de.us. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application is complete, accurate, and that all necessary information has been included.

Applications Due: January 9, at 11:59 p.m.

Notifications: Students will receive acceptance notifications no later than Feb. 28.

Acceptance: Parents or guardians must notify Sussex Tech of their acceptance decision by March 15. Students must remain academically eligible for promotion to the 9th grade according to Delaware Department of Education standards through the end of the school year.

Waiting List: Students who are not selected for admission via the lottery will be placed on a ranked waiting list as per Delaware Code (Title 14, Section 405(c)). Sussex Tech will maintain the ranked waiting list until the beginning of the school year for which a student applied, and students on that list may have the opportunity for enrollment based on available capacity. Students are admitted off the waiting list throughout the spring and summer as space becomes available, and the number of students admitted varies from year to year.

Note: After September 30, the ranked waiting list will no longer be maintained, and only students who meet the definition of “good cause” as detailed in Delaware Code (Title 14, Section 402) will be considered for enrollment throughout the remainder of the school year. Students who wish to be considered for admission the following year must re-apply during the next school choice application window.

Application procedures are in accordance with Delaware Code (Title 14, Chapter 4 and Chapter 26), and the application process is monitored by the Delaware Department of Education.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the admissions process, the Open House, Career Days or other issues, please contact Steve Persolio, Coordinator of Student Services, at 302-854-2820 or steve.persolio@sussexvt.k12.de.us.

 


DECLARATION OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Sussex Technical School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, disability, national status, national origin, genetic information, or other legally protected categories in its programs and activities. The District offers additional services to students with limited English language skills or with disabilities so that they may benefit from these programs. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: John Sell, Director of Support Services, Sussex Technical School District, P.O. Box 351, Georgetown, DE 19947, telephone 302-856-9509.

EL AVISO DE NONDISCRIMINACION

El Distrito Escolar de Sussex Tech no discrimina en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, edad, incapacidad, origen nacional, estado nacional, informacion genética, otras categorías protec¬toradas legalmente en sus programas o actividades. Las preguntas concernientes a las políticas discriminatirias pueden ser dirigidas a: John Sell, Sussex Technical School District, P.O. Box 351, Georgetown, DE 19947, teléfono 302-856-9509.