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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 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/

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.


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 Kim Damiani-Secretary and Ashley Sorenson-Instructional Technology Coach who were selected as our September winners.

Kudos to Jamal Kirby – Carpentry Instructor and Stephanie Foster – CNAP Instructor who were selected as our October winners.

They have been selected by their 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.

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.

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!



November 2014 – January 2015

  • November 11 – No School (Veterans Day) 
  • November 12 – Report Cards Distributed
  • November 14 – Triple Crown Recognition
  • November 26 – Yearbook Price Increases
  • November 26-28 – No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • December 8 – School Closed (Professional Development)
  • December 19 – Interims Delivered
  • December 23 – Senior Class Dues & Yearbook Prices Increase
  • Dec. 24 – Jan. 2 – Winter Vacation
  • January 5 – Back to School (School Resumes) 
  • January 19 – School Closed (Martin Luther King Day) 
  • January 20 – Marking Period 2 Ends
  • January 21 – Marking Period 3 Begins
  • January 30 – Report Cards Distributed


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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