WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
( 302 ) 571-5400

WELCOME… Howard High School of Technology is a comprehensive vocational-technical high school with approximately 900 students in grades 9 through 12. Students from across New Castle County, Delaware (covering five different school districts) are eligible to apply for admission to Howard, which is one of four Vocational Technical High Schools in the county. In addition to a full academic curriculum, the school offers 13 different career programs of study. Graduates earn both a high school diploma and a certificate of competency in one of the 13 programs.Good news to share!

Howard has been named a 2014 Bronze Medal School by U.S. News and World Report! We are 1 of 8 schools in the state to receive a medal. This is the 2nd year in a row we have earned this designation. For more information please click here.

Howard Name a Department of Education 2014 Recognition School

Howard has been named a Department of Education’s 2014 Recognition School for exceptional student performance on the state assessment! Only 15 schools across the state were recognized and Howard was 1 of only 2 high schools (the other was Sussex Tech). Congratulations to all Howard’s staff on this prestigious honor!

WDEL: http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=64160

Delaware Online: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2014/11/18/schools-rewarded-performance-progress/19229627/

Calling for Teacher of the Year Nominations

The New Castle County Vo-Tech School District supports the broadest participation in selecting the Building Level Teacher of the Year Nominees. Therefore, administrators, staff members, parents, students, and community leaders are encouraged to participate in our annual selection of the BUILDING LEVEL TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE for Howard High School of Technology. You may also download a paper copy here. The deadline is February 13, 2015.

Juniors Visit Wilmington University

48 Juniors from the Class of 2016 traveled with Ms. Spates to Wilmington University’s New Castle Campus on Monday, December 15. Students were led on a tour of the campus by Wilmington University students and got to see the most critical areas including student services, classrooms, the library, financial aid and the book store. The group also visited the Student Success Center where they got to hear about all of the great ways that WilmU offers academic support to their students as well as attend a seminar on Time Management.

The students are currently about halfway through their ELA Dual Enrollment course. The class, which focuses on writing, covers Wilmington University curriculum for ELA110 and ELA121. If students earn a B- or better in the course, they earn credits for freshman English that can be applied to any college or university in the country!

Read more here:
http://wdel.com/story.php?id=64848
http://www.wdde.org/70962-dual-enrollment-data
http://news.delaware.gov/2014/12/17/state-sees-major-increase-in-high-school-students-taking-college-courses/

Academy of Finance Juniors Have Unique Opportunity!

aofdualThe Academy of Finance juniors will have a unique educational opportunity this school year. They can earn 3 college credits this spring. This is a great chance to show colleges and potential employers what they have accomplished as a high school student. Tuition, books, application, and registration fees are ALL covered by the Academy of Finance.

Three one-credit college-level courses in Financial Literacy (SSC130, SSC131, SSC132) will be taught to Howard’s Academy of Finance students. The courses will start on January 13, 2015 and run through June 5, 2015.

Students who are successful in the college level courses will earn credit at the college/university AND on their high school transcript. This 3-credit elective will count towards any Business related Associates Degree at Del Tech.

Showing a high school college experience is ALSO a great addition on the student’s resume (regardless of their college and career choices). It shows that they have demonstrated success in a college level course.

The Del Tech Registrar visited Howard High School on November 25 to enroll all AOF 11th grade students (19). The registered students attended an orientation on the Wilmington campus of Del Tech on December 4th.

Barclays Bank – Make a Difference Day

Barclays Bank sponsored a Make a Difference Day program with the theme of “College [post-secondary] Readiness” for Howard students only. We are very fortunate! The event took place on October 27, 2014 and October 28, 2014 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Each grade level participated in half-day sessions.

Watch Channel 10’s story on the Make a Difference Day here.

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College Application Week Was a Success!

College Application Week was held October 20-24th at Howard High School and it was a huge success! Events during the week included door decorating contests, daily themed dress up days, a college and trade school slide show each morning during breakfast in the cafeteria, and guest speakers from the military, trade schools and colleges. Howard students were prepared and confident as they applied to a post-secondary institution of their choice over two days in computer labs. Volunteers from the community came out to support the students and were impressed with the focus and drive the students displayed. Way to go Wildcats!

Congratulations to our Setting the STANdard Winners

Kudos to Ms. Tallon who was selected as our January winner.

She was selected by her peers and/or parents for going above and beyond the call of duty! Way to go!

Pep Rally Dedication

The Howard Wildcats dedicated the Homecoming Pep Rally to alumnus Channing Smythe, NFL player Devon Still and their 4 year old daughter, Leah, who was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Click here to view the dedication.

Mr. and Ms. Howard 2014-15

A special congratulations to Ny’Jah Wilcox and Brandon Gray for being crowned Mr. and Ms. Howard.

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Setting the Standard

We are now accepting nominations for the “Setting the Standard” Award. The purpose of the award is to formally recognize Howard High School of Technology staff members who exemplify excellence in education on a monthly basis. Nominees should be individuals who have gone above and beyond and/or had a significant school/work accomplishment during the few weeks preceding the nomination. Nomination forms can be found here and are also available in the main office.

Congratulations to our Howard Cheerleaders!

C24Our cheerleaders appeared on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. The show was being filmed from Rodney Square and our team was asked to participate by the City of Wilmington as they wanted to make the morning festive. The cheerleaders arrived at school by 6:30 AM and were at Rodney Square by about 6:50. They ended up being included in the show itself for a brief segment as they were filmed doing one of their cheers.

Howard Superstars!

superstarHoward High School of Technology’s One-to-One iPad program was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Superstars in Education awards, sponsored by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The awards recognize outstanding education programs and achievements. The Howard team of (from left) Math teacher Marie Young, Principal Stanley Spoor, Science teacher Ashley Sorenson, and Assistant Principal Colleen Conaty accepted the award on behalf of their school at the annual award presentation event on May 5.

Affordable Colleges Foundation

Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Delaware that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS.

Howard High School of Technology has been named an Apple Distinguished School

Howard has been selected by Apple as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013-2015. According to Apple, they “recognize outstanding schools and programs worldwide for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. (They) have learned from our schools that there are Five Best Practices that sustain a successful one to one implementation.” These five best practices are Visionary Leadership, Innovative Learning and Teaching, Ongoing Professional Learning, Compelling Evidence of Success, and a Flexible Learning Environment. Howard is proud to be named an Apple Distinguished School and looks forward to continued work with Apple. Please read here for more information.

Watch the video on Howard High School being a recipient of the Verizon Foundation Grant!

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February 2015 – April 2015

  • February 9 – School Closed (Professional Development)
  • February 13 – 2nd Marking Period Triple Crown Recognition
  • February 16 – School Closed (President’s Day)
  • March 5 – Interims Delivered
  • March 6 – Skills USA Leadership Conference
  • March 9 – School Closed Professional Development
  • March 17 – Final Day to Purchase Prom Ticket
  • March 27 – Marking Period 3 Ends
  • March 30 – Marking Period 4 Begins
  • April 3-10 – Offices Closed Spring Vacation
  • April 13 – Reports Cards Issued
  • April 17 – 3rd Marking Period Triple Crown Recognition

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Representatives from AT&T teamed up with Wilmington Mayor Dennis P. Williams and Wilmington Councilman Robert A. Williams to speak to Howard High School of Technology students during a special assembly on the morning of Thursday, September 19, 2013 about the dangers of texting while driving. Students watched a riveting short documentary video, “From One Second to the Next,” which featured victims, victims’ families, and drivers who caused grave injury to others while texting. Students were asked to sign a pledge not to text and drive.”No text is worth risking your life or the life of someone else,” said Mayor Williams. Howard was asked to host the event as a way to raise awareness among teen drivers. More information is available at ItCanWait.com or #itcanwait.
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