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WELCOME Howard High School of Technology is a comprehensive vocational-technical high school with approximately 935 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.

Principal’s Newsletter

Please be sure to read the newsletter from our Principal.

 2015-2016 Calendar

January – June 2016

  • Jan. 4 – School Reopens
  • Jan. 18 – No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Jan. 25 – No School, Professional Development Day
  • Feb. 8 – No School, Professional Development Day
  • Feb. 15 – No School, Presidents Day
  • Mar. 7 – No School, Professional Development Day
  • Mar. 17 – College and Career Fair (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Gymnasium)
  • Mar. 25 – Apr. 1 – Spring Vacation
  • Apr. 4 – School Reopens
  • May 30 – School Closed, Memorial Day
  • June 13 – Last Pupil Day
  • June 14 – Last Teacher Day



Applications are due by January 13, 2016.


Capital One and The Heart of America Foundation® to Unveil New Technology Lab at Howard High School of Technology

School Receives State- of- the- Art Technology, More Than 200 New Books

Howard High School of Technology will celebrate the grand opening of an innovative new Technology Lab on November 4th.  Through a generous grant from Capital One, The Heart of America Foundation’s READesign® team worked with the Howard High School staff and community to transform their existing testing lab into a vibrant hub of technology. New features include computers, a 3-D printer, a green screen and camcorder for classroom collaboration and student design, a flat-screen TV for presentations and virtual field trips, financial literacy materials, and new books focused on college and career prep.  Design software loaded into new computers will provide access to comprehensive college and career readiness solutions that help align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes. This transformation marks a significant upgrade to the facility’s existing technology, furthering the community’s access to rich digital resources globally.

Approximately 50 Capital One volunteers will work at Howard High School to complete the new Technology Lab with activities including set-up and testing of the new technology, assembling new furniture, and distributing books to students.  In addition to the more than 200 books provided for the new Technology Lab, Capital One will donate two books to each student to take home to their home libraries.  This Technology Lab will also feature a fresh design incorporating new furniture, environmentally-friendly components including low VOC paints, and the recycling of materials from the project renovation. 

Congratulations to our 2015 – 2016 Mr. and Ms. Howard

Alonzo Roberts and Natalia Mahecha-Baron

 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Howard

On October 28, the Howard Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 32 new members from the classes of 2016 and 2017.  The ceremony included guest speaker Rob DeMasi, founder and president of the Muscle Movement Foundation.  Mr. DeMasi shared his inspiring story of turning his diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis in to a passion to create awareness and support for those affected by MG and similar muscle diseases.  The ceremony also included the traditional candle lighting and pinning ceremonies.  We are proud of our NHS members and look forward to their contributions to the community.  


Congratulations to Ayooluwayimika Ajao (Ayo) for being chosen as a finalist in the Pirates Pitch competition sponsored by Seton Hall University. Ayo was chosen as a finalist out of 600 people and will pitch his business venture, “Depth Over Designer Clothing and Customs” at Seton Hall University on November 20th. The top two winners will receive cash prizes and a scholarship to Seton Hall.

COLLEGE APP WEEK RAFFLE WINNER                                                                                                                   Congratulations to LISBET ESPINOZA-PEREZ! Lisbet will receive a basket filled with College bound goodies inside!

Thanks to ALL students for participating in College Application Week!

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Bullying Information

Delaware Department of Justice School Crime and Bullying Prevention Contact (Ombudsperson) Anonymous Tip Line 1-800-220-5414. To read the NCC Vo-Tech School District Policy for Bullying Prevention and Cyberbullying, please see the Student/Parent Handbook.

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!


Revised Grading Scale – Effective 2015-16 School Year
Non-Weighted Courses
Grade          Numeric               Quality Points
   A               90 – 100                          4
   B               80 –  89                           3
   C               70 –  79                           2
   D               60 –  69                           1
   F                 0 –  59                           0
Weighted Courses: Honors & Dual Enrollment
Grade          Numeric               Quality Points 
  A                90 – 100                         5
  B                 80 – 89                        3.75
  C                 70 – 79                        2.5
  D                 60 – 69                        1.25
  F                   0 – 59                           0
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Howard High School of Technology, 401 East 12th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 | (302) 571-5400