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CEEB SCHOOL CODE 080164 - Charter School of Wilmington

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					                                                       100 N. DuPont Rd.
                                                     Wilmington, DE 19807
                                                   Main Office (302) 651-2727
                                                 Main Office FAX (302) 652-1246
                                                 Web site: www.charterschool.org

   Member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology


The Charter School of Wilmington: The school opened its             Ability Groupings: Our academic programs are structured so
doors in September of 1996 as one of the most significant           each student is placed in a level that will challenge one
initiatives for improving public education in Delaware. A           without being overwhelmed. To accommodate the range of
consortium of six local companies, together with teachers,          abilities at The Charter School of Wilmington, we provide
parents, and community leaders, has organized Delaware’s            three levels of ability groupings which we call phases. Each
first independently operated public school with an emphasis         student’s phase is initially determined through placement
on the study of math and science. Our school represents a           testing required for acceptance and entrance into Charter.
“quantum leap” in the way public schools operate. CSW is
regionally accredited by the Middle States Association.             Phase 3           College prep; average to above average
                                                                                      ability - 75th to 84th percentile nationally
The Charter School of Wilmington has a diverse student body
of 990 students (one third students of color) reflecting the        Phase 4           College prep; above average ability -
community we serve. Our students represent eight different                            85th to 92rd percentile nationally
public school districts and 30% are from Catholic and
Independent schools.                                                Phase 5           College prep; highest ability - HONORS
                                                                                      93rd to 99th percentile nationally
Corporate Sponsors:      The school is sponsored and
operated by a consortium of six companies including DuPont,         Grade Point Average: Three phases exist prior to the AP
Ashland Incorporated, Christiana Care Health System,                level of courses (levels 3, 4, and 5) with Phase 5 being
Delmarva Power, AstraZeneca, and Verizon.                           designated as Honors. Grade point average is determined on a
                                                                    4.0 scale with slight weight given to higher phases. Phase 4
Mission: The mission of The Charter School of Wilmington
                                                                    receives .1 weight, phase 5 receives .2 weight and AP classes
is to engage highly motivated high school students with an
                                                                    receive a .3 weight. All graded classes are counted in the
interest in math and science by providing a challenging
                                                                    weighted GPA. Unweighted GPA’s are available upon
college preparatory curriculum in a safe, friendly and
                                                                    request.
nurturing environment that integrates practical learning
opportunities, sets high expectations, develops social
                                                                    Class Rank: Because Charter students are selected in a
responsibility and promotes a global perspective.
                                                                    competitive admissions process that evaluates aptitude,
Focus:        The special focus of The Charter School of            achievement, and interest in the study of mathematics, science,
Wilmington is math, science and computer education. At least        and technology, class rank is not published except for
10 of the required 24.5 credits must be earned in these areas.      scholarship requirements. Percentile ranking is available upon
                                                                    request.
Curriculum:       The program offers a challenging, college
                                                                                         GRADING SCALE
preparatory curriculum. To graduate from The Charter School
of Wilmington, students earn a minimum of 24.5 credits. All                   A     =        93-100
students are also required to participate in the Science Fair                 B     =        85-92
(10th).                                                                       C     =        76-84
                                                                              D     =        70-75
Math                       4.0      Science        4.5                        F     =        69 and below
Computer Science            .5      Social Science 3.0                        Numerical grades are not weighted on the transcript.
Math/Science/Computer 1.0           Physical Ed.   1.0
English                    4.0      Electives      3.5                         G. P. A. Distribution (Class of 2010)
Foreign Language           2.0      Health          .5                               Number of Students = 232
Senior Research Project .5 formerly mandatory, will be
optional this year due to a process review                                                  Weighted              Unweighted
                                                                       4.01 – 4.25            20%                     0%
Advanced Placement Courses: This year AP courses are                   3.76 – 4.00            15%                    24%
offered in Calculus (AB & BC), Statistics, Biology,                    3.51 – 3.75            18%                    17%
Chemistry, Physics C, Environmental Science, Computer                  3.26 – 3.50            20%                    19%
Science A, English Literature, English Language, AP Latin              3.01 – 3.25            12%                    21%
Language, Spanish Language, French Language, U. S.                     2.76 – 3.00             8%                    11%
History, U. S. Government and Economics. Few students may              2.51 – 2.75             3%                     4%
schedule AP Studio Art with a neighboring school. Students             2.26 – 2.50             2%                     2%
may not take more than 3 AP courses annually unless a                  2.00 – 2.25             1%                     1%
waiver is requested and granted.                                       Below 2.00              1%                     1%
Joint Enrollment (U of DE) for 2010 Calculus III, Ordinary
Differential Equations                                              2010 Class National Merit Semifinalists – 28
CEEB SCHOOL CODE:                  080164                           2010 Class National Achievement Semifinalists - 2
                                                                    2010 Class National Hispanic Recognition Scholar - 5
President:                         Walter J. Warner
                                                                    2010 Class National Merit Commended Students - 52
College Counselor:                 Mary E. Maslar
                                                                    2010 Class PSAT median: CR-63.7, M-65.2, WR-59.7
Guidance Counselors:               Sharon Bryant
                                   Jon Gillespie                    2009 Class SAT average (1897): Cr-630, M–647,
                                   Holly Schaefgen                  Wr-620
Guidance Secretary:                Maria Fiscella                   2009 Class: 98% (4 yr.), 2% (2 yr.)
           ACADEMIC COURSES NOT OFFERED
                 AT HONORS LEVEL
                     2009-2010

                    Advertising and Marketing
                          American Cinema
                     American Sign Language
                              Astronomy
                          Creative Writing
                   Critical and Creative Thinking
                         Culture & Identity
                       International Relations
                       Investigative Research
                              Journalism
                           Military History
                     Modern American History
                          Myths & Legends
                              Philosophy
                             Pre-Calculus
                      Public Speaking/Speech
                      Probability and Statistics
                          The Stock Market

          JOINT ENROLLMENT COURSES WITH
              UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

                             Calculus 3
                   Ordinary Differential Equations


**The Charter School of Wilmington Senior Research Project, formerly
    mandatory, will be optional this year due to a process review.
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES 2008/2009

Alaska Pacific University ∙ Albany College of Pharmacy ∙ Albright College ∙ Allegheny College ∙ Alvernia College ∙ American
University ∙ Amherst College ∙ Appalachian State University ∙ Arcadia University ∙ Arizona State University ∙ Asbury College ∙
Auburn University ∙ Babson College ∙ Ball State University ∙ Bard College ∙ Barnard College ∙ Becker College ∙ Belmont
University ∙ Beloit College ∙ Bloomsburg University ∙ Boston College ∙ Boston University ∙ Bowdoin College ∙ Bridgewater
College ∙ Brigham Young University ∙ Brown University ∙ Bryan University ∙ Bryn Mawr College ∙ Bucknell University ∙
Cabrini College ∙ Caldwell College ∙ California Institute of Technology ∙ California State University at Sacramento ∙ California
University of Pennsylvania ∙ Carleton College ∙ Carnegie Mellon University ∙ Case Western Reserve University ∙ Central
Queensland University ∙ Chestnut Hill College ∙ Christopher Newport University ∙ Clemson University ∙ Colgate University ∙
College of Charleston ∙ College of The Atlantic ∙ Columbia University ∙ Cornell University ∙ Creighton University ∙ Dalhousie
University ∙ Dartmouth College ∙ Davis & Elkins College ∙ Davidson College ∙ Delaware State University ∙ Delaware Technical
& Community College ∙ Delaware Valley College ∙ Denison University ∙ Desales University ∙ Dickinson College ∙ Dominican
University of California ∙ Drew University ∙ Drexel University ∙ Duke University ∙ Duquesne University ∙ Earlham College ∙
Eastern University ∙ East Carolina University ∙ East Stroudsburg University ∙ Eckerd College ∙ Edinboro University ∙
Elizabethtown College ∙ Elmira College ∙ Elon University ∙ Emerson College ∙ Emory University ∙ Evergreen State College ∙
Fairfield University ∙ Fairleigh Dickinson University ∙ Fairmont State University ∙ Florida International University ∙ Fordham
University ∙ Fort Lewis College ∙ Franklin & Marshall College ∙ Franklin W. Olin College ∙ Frostburg University ∙ Furman
University ∙ George Mason University ∙ George Washington University ∙ Georgetown University ∙ Georgia Institute of
Technology ∙ Georgia State University ∙ Gettysburg College ∙ Green Mountain College ∙ Greenville Technical College ∙
Grinnell College ∙ Grove City College ∙ Guilford College ∙ Hamilton College ∙ Hampton University ∙ Hampshire College ∙
Harvard University ∙ Harvey Mudd College ∙ Hendrix College ∙ High Point University ∙ Hofstra University ∙ Hood College ∙
Hollins University ∙ Holy Family University ∙ Howard University ∙ Illinois Institute of Technology ∙ Immaculata University ∙
Indiana University at Bloomington ∙ Indiana University of Pennsylvania ∙ Ithaca College ∙ James Madison University ∙ John
Cabot University ∙ Johns Hopkins University ∙ Juniata College ∙ Kalamazoo College ∙ Kent State ∙ Kenyon College ∙ King’s
College ∙ Kutztown University ∙ Lafayette College ∙ LaSalle University ∙ Lebanon Valley College ∙ Lehigh University ∙ Lenoir-
Rhyne University ∙ Lewis & Clark College ∙ Liberty University ∙ Lincoln University ∙ Lock Haven University ∙ London School
of Economics ∙ Loyola College of Maryland ∙ Lycoming College ∙ Lynchburg College ∙ Manhattan School of Music ∙ Marist
College ∙ Marymount University ∙ Massachusetts College of Art and Design ∙ Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences ∙ Massachusetts Institute of Technology ∙ McDaniel College ∙ McGill University ∙ Mercy College ∙ Mercyhurst
College ∙ Messiah College ∙ Miami University of Ohio ∙ Michigan State University ∙ Middlebury College ∙ Millersville
University ∙ Mississippi State University ∙ Moravian College ∙ Morehouse College ∙ Morgan State University ∙ Mount Aloysius
College ∙ Mount Holyoke College ∙ Mount Ida College ∙ Mount St. Mary’s University ∙ Muhlenberg College ∙ Neumann College
∙ New College of Florida ∙ New Jersey Institute of Technology ∙ New York University ∙ North Carolina State University ∙
Northeastern University ∙ Northwestern University ∙ Northland College ∙ Norwich University ∙ Ohio Northern University ∙ Ohio
State University ∙ Ohio Wesleyan University ∙ Oklahoma State University ∙ Old Dominion University ∙ Parsons New School of
Design ∙ Pennsylvania State University (Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, University Park, York) ∙ Philadelphia University ∙ Pratt
Institute of Art ∙ Presbyterian College ∙ Prescott College ∙ Princeton University ∙ Purdue University ∙ Quinnipiac University ∙
Radford University ∙ Randolph College ∙ Randolph-Macon Women’s College ∙ Reed College ∙ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ∙
Rhode Island School of Design ∙ Rice University ∙ Roanoke College ∙ Rochester Institute of Technology ∙ Roger Williams
University ∙ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology ∙ Rosemont College ∙ Rowan University ∙ Rutgers University ∙ Ryerson
University ∙ Sacred Heart University ∙ Saint Francis University ∙ Saint Joseph’s University ∙ Saint Vincent College ∙ Salisbury
State University ∙ San Diego State University ∙ Santa Clara University ∙ Savannah College of Art and Design ∙ Seton Hall
University ∙ Shippensburg University ∙ Simmons College ∙ Skidmore College ∙ Slippery Rock University ∙ Smith College ∙
Southeastern Louisiana University ∙ Southern University ∙ Spelman College ∙ Springfield College ∙ St. John’s College ∙ St.
John’s University ∙ St. Lawrence University ∙ Stanford University ∙ State University of New York: (Binghamton, Buffalo,
College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Stony Brook) ∙ Stevens Institute of Technology ∙ Stevenson University ∙
Suffolk University ∙ Susquehanna University ∙ Swarthmore College ∙ Syracuse University ∙ Sweet Briar College ∙ Syracuse
University ∙ Temple University ∙ Texas A&M University ∙ The Catholic University of America ∙ The Citadel ∙ The College of
New Jersey ∙ The College of William and Mary ∙ The College of Wooster ∙ Towson University ∙ Trinity College ∙ Tufts
University ∙ Tulane University ∙ Tusculum College ∙ U. S. Coast Guard Academy ∙ U. S. Merchant Marine Academy ∙ Union
College ∙ University of Akron ∙ University of Arizona ∙ University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San
Diego, Santa Barbara) ∙ University of Central Florida ∙ University of Chicago ∙ University of Cincinnati ∙ University of
Colorado at Boulder ∙ University of Connecticut ∙ University of Dayton ∙ University of Delaware ∙ University of Florida ∙
University of Georgia ∙ University of Guelph-Humber ∙ University of Hartford ∙ University of Hong Kong ∙ University of
Illinois: Chicago, University of Illinois:Urbana-Champaign ∙ University of Maine at Machias ∙ University of Mary Washington ∙
University of Kansas ∙ University of Kentucky ∙ University of Maine ∙ University of Maryland: (Baltimore County, College
Park, Eastern Shore) ∙ University of Mary Washington ∙ University of Massachusetts (Amherst) ∙ University of Miami ∙
University of Michigan ∙ University of Minnesota ∙ University of Nebraska ∙ University of Nevada: Reno ∙ University of New
England ∙ University of New Hampshire ∙ University of New Haven ∙ University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, Greensboro,
Wilmington) ∙ University of North Texas ∙ University of Notre Dame ∙ University of Ontario Institute of Technology ∙
University of Pennsylvania ∙ University of Pittsburgh ∙ University of Richmond ∙ University of Rochester ∙ University of
Scranton ∙ University of South Carolina ∙ University of South Florida ∙ University of Southern California ∙ University of Tampa
∙ University of Texas (Austin, Dallas) ∙ University of Tennessee ∙ University of the Arts ∙ University of the Sciences in
Philadelphia ∙ University of Toledo ∙ University of Vermont ∙ University of Virginia ∙ University of Washington ∙ Ursinus
College ∙ Utah State University ∙ Vanderbilt University ∙ Vassar College ∙ Villa Julie College ∙ Villanova University ∙ Virginia
Commonwealth University ∙ Virginia Polytechnic & State University ∙ Wake Forest University ∙ Washington College ∙
Washington & Jefferson College ∙ Washington & Lee University ∙ Washington University in St. Louis ∙ Wellesley College ∙
Wesley College ∙ Wesleyan University ∙ West Chester State University ∙ West Virginia University ∙ Wentworth Institute of
Technology ∙ Wichita State University ∙ Widener University ∙ Wilkes University ∙ Willamette University ∙ Williams College ∙
Wilmington University ∙ Winthrop University ∙ Worcester Polytechnic Institute ∙ Yale University ∙ York College of
Pennsylvania ∙ Young Harris College

				
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