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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.

 2015-2016 Calendar

August – September 2015

  • August 25-27 – Professional Development for Staff
  • August 26 – 9th grade Orientation – 6:30
  • August 28 – No School (Offices Closed)
  • August 31 – 9th and 12th grade students only report
  • September 1 – 10th and 11th grade students only report
  • September 2-3 – all grade levels report
  • September 4  – No School (Offices Open)  
  • September 7  – Labor Day (No School; Offices Closed)
  • September 14 – Professional Development for Staff
  • September 24 – Parent Night

Incoming Howard Freshmen Checklist

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015                                                             Incoming students and their guardians should attend the 9th Grade Back to School Night at the school.
  • Buy a TI84 Calculator:                                                                             Students are responsible for purchasing their own calculator, prior to the school year starting. This calculator will be used in all math courses at Howard and in some career programs. The calculator can be purchased at Best Buy, Staples, Walmart, and other local stores.
  • Math Placement Test:                                                                               If you did not take the incoming 9th grade Math Placement Test in March, please call the guidance office (302-571-5420) to schedule a time to take the test over the summer.
  • Summer Reading List:
    The summer reading list is optional, but highly encouraged. It is important to keep your brain active over the summer, so please do some reading!
  • iPad Insurance Policy: 
    All Howard students will receive an iPad, once their guardians sign in the iPad handbook and pay the $25 insurance policy. Having an iPad is a requirement of the school, and is essential to the student’s learning experience. This paperwork will come home at the beginning of the school year, and will explain the rules and regulations and the insurance policy coverage.
  • Additional Forms: 
    In the first weeks of school, there will be additional forms for guardians to complete. Please check with your students in the first few days of school to make sure you receive all the forms and return them promptly to the school.


Class of 2015 Graduation Pictures

Review the pictures here!

Attention Incoming Freshmen

  • Are you interested in competition cheerleading?                                Read here for the deadlines and requirements.
  • Attention Prospective Football Players and Parents!                         Please read for information regarding summer football activities that will take place during the summer.

Congratulations to Medical Assisting and CNAP!

Congratulations Medical Assisting Students: Congratulations to Brittany Keenan, Kimberly Crawford, Aireon Jackson, Zhanira Jacobs, and Courtini Hubbard who passed the Certified Clinical Medical Assisting Exam! They are the first students at Howard to do so!

Congratulations to CNAP 11th grader Eric Nahe who passed his Cisco certification exam! He is the first student in the school to do so! Please congratulate him when you see him!

Congratulations to the Nurse Technology Program

23 Seniors were honored at the Nurse Technology Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Special Congratulations

Congratulations Amber Ruebeck: Congratulations to Amber Ruebeck will be representing Howard High School at the “Best of the Class” at Temple University, Friday, April 17th. She is one of hundreds of other graduating seniors in the tri-state area who are being celebrated for their academic excellence, courtesy of WPVI-TV/6ABC. The Best of the Class 2015 special is a 1/2 hour show based on student interviews and footage from the day-long event. This special will air on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 from 7:00- 7:30. Amber will spen

d the entire day at Temple Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia participating in fun graduation festivities and workshops!

Congratulations DE College Scholars: Congratulations to Nashaye Harris-Larsen, Alejandra Villamares, and Chase Warrington who were accepted into the Delaware College Scholars program. They were 3 of 47 students who were selected for the program out of an applicant pool of over 200.

Congratulations Berenice Espinoza: Berenice Espinoza is the winner of the George Bigger Memorial Vo-Tech Award by the Claymont Lions Club! She attended a dinner on April 22 at the Waterfall in Claymont where she and other outstanding students from other school districts were honored.

Congratulations Marie Young: Congratulations to Marie Young wh

o was named Howard’s Teacher of the Year! Marie is now in the midst of competing for District Teacher of the Year. Good luck Marie!

Congratulations to Lukas Vacula: Congratulations to Lukas Vacula who took and passed the first part of his A+ Certification Exam! Kudos to his teachers Mrs. Dickerson and Mrs. Foster for preparing him so well!

Congratulations Skills USA Medalists and Teachers: Howard won 21 medals (place finishes) at the state Skills USA competitions this year! This is an increase over last year when we won 14 medals. Congratulations to all of the student winners and the teachers who helped prepare them! 

Thanks and congratulations to Ms. Sorenson who wrote and was awarded a Delaware Goes to College Planning Grant.

Congratulations to Ms. Foster, Ms. Galgano, Ms. O’Connell and Mr. Todorow who were admitted to the Delaware Teachers’ Institute!

Art Club Exhibition: Approximately 20 students from Howard and 20 from Delcastle have been committed members of the weekly Creative Arts Club. Their second annual student art exhibition will be held on Thurs. May 14 from 4:00 until 5:30pm at the DCCA on Wilmington’s Riverfront. Please come to see some truly talented art work.


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:



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.

Mr. and Ms. Howard 2014-15

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

HHT-141794-23084104 Mr. and Ms. Howard

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.

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!


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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