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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.

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.

Teacher of the Year Announced

RamirezCongratulations to Paul Ramirez who was selected as Howard’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year! This designation comes very well deserved. In his 4 years at Howard, Mr. Ramirez has grown tremendously as a classroom teacher and teacher leader through tireless effort and a relentless drive to continuously improve. Mr. Ramirez has repeatedly demonstrated his dedication to students, colleagues, and the teaching profession through the various roles he has served including English teacher leader, instructional leadership team member, school newspaper editor, and a member of various committees outside of school. Please take an opportunity to congratulate Mr. Ramirez for a job well done when you see him!

2nd Annual College Planning Conference

College planning can be difficult and confusing. We are happy to share an opportunity for parents to attend the 2nd Annual College Planning Conference for Parents and Guardians: “Parents Make the Difference” on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Community Center. The conference, which includes breakfast and lunch, will provide valuable information including how to navigate and manage the college planning process, finding money and more. Parents will learn about college planning and the importance of removing ‘the costs’ as a barrier.

Scholarships are available to attend this event. For more information, visit www.holmessmithconsulting.com. The website describes the conference’s purpose and goals, breakout sessions and why it is important to attend. Parents can register directly on the website as well.

Creative Arts Club

Did you know Howard had a Creative Arts Club under the direction of Virginia Atkins? The Club’s students would love a big turnout at their student exhibition that will occur on Thurs., May 15 from 4:30 to 6:00pm at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison Ave on Wilmington’s Riverfront.

Guidance Counselor of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to Howard's guidance counselors, Mrs. Coughlin and Mrs. Sley, for being nominated for Guidance Counselor of the Year! Howard wishes them all the best in the competition!

Howard High School of Technology is a recipient of the Apple Distinguished Educator's Award.

apple_iconThis prestigious award was given to Howard High School of Technology at the January 2014 School Board Meeting for the school's outstanding work with the implementation of the 1-1 iPad initiative.

Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are part of a global community of education leaders recognized for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths, and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each other — and with Apple — to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.

ADEs work closely with Apple to lead innovation in education.

ADEs advise Apple on integrating technology into learning environments — and share their expertise with other educators and policy makers. They author original content about their work. They advocate the use of Apple products that help engage students in new ways. And they are ambassadors of innovation, participating in and presenting at education events around the world. Being part of the ADE community is much more than an honor — it’s an opportunity to make a difference.

Update for 2014-2015

We received an updated registration total from College Board this morning ( March 31, 2014). Currently 201 out of the expected 201 students have registered at Howard. This puts Howard as one of only 5 school statewide with 100% of its students registered!

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




August 2014

  • August 25 - School Opens
  • August 29 - No School (Offices Open)
  • September 1 - Schools Closed, Labor Day

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 Wildcat Staff of the Month

Kudos to Garrett Lyons and Lindsay Tallon.  They have been selected by their peers as going above and beyond the call of duty!  Way to go!

If you would like to nominate someone for Wildcat Staff of the month, email Christiana Smith.


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