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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.

Teacher of the Year Announced

Congratulations 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!

School Day SAT Test: On April 16 all 11th grade students across the state will take the SAT during the school day at the respective high schools. Testing will take place from about 7:45 until about 1:00. At Howard registration will take place over the next couple of weeks and is being conducted by our guidance counselors. Please refer to emails and information emailed out by Mrs. Coughlin. April 16 is a big day for our 11th graders so please be sure to support them!

Stanford Fellowships Awarded
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Congratulations to Julie Adams and Matt Maloney who applied and earned 2 of only 100 Stanford Hollyhock Fellowships for Teachers at Stanford University!!! A summary of their Fellowship is below. Kudos to Mrs. Adams and Mr. Maloney for taking the initiative to apply even though by their own admission they thought it was a long-shot that they would be accepted!!

Stanford Offers Fellowships for New Teachers: Nearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years. In high poverty schools, the turnover is even higher — leaving the most vulnerable students with the least experienced teachers. A new fellowship at Stanford's Graduate School of Education aims to help stop this revolving door by encouraging, supporting and recognizing highly motivated early career-teachers and providing them with rich learning opportunities with colleagues nationwide. The two-year Stanford Hollyhock Fellowship for Teachers will bring 100 high school teachers from low-income schools to Stanford for two weeks of residential summer workshops that include courses taught by university scholars and expert practitioners. Fellows will also receive continuing support during the school year through online coaching and mentoring.

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.

Congratulations to the Howard Teacher of the Year nominees.

The following teachers were nominated, due to their outstanding work and dedication to their students. 

Mr. Buono -Legal Support Service Instructor
Mrs. Laws- 9th grade Math Teacher
Chef Lupo- Culinary Arts Instructor
Mr. Ramirez- 10th grade English Teacher
Ms. Sorenson- Science Teacher
Ms. Spates- 9th grade English Teacher
Ms. Tallon- 10th grade English Teacher
Ms. Tietze- 11th and 12th grade Social Studies Teacher
Ms. Young – 10th grad Math Teacher

We wish all the nominees the best and they move forward in the Teacher of the Year competition.

Howard Prepares Students for the Future!

Free SAT Course Offered At Howard!

Attention all juniors! Would you like to take part in a FREE SAT course right here at Howard! The SATs are right around the corner and will take place in April. Howard has partnered with the University of Delaware and is offering a SAT course after school for interested juniors, free of cost. This is a $600 value! The multiple SAT sessions will be held after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:50 p.m. Participants can ride the after school bus on those days .There are a limited amount of spaces for this course, and if juniors don't sign up by the deadline, the remaining spots will be filled with interested sophomores. The deadline is February 20th. For further details and registration forms, please see your English teacher.

College Application Week

During the week of November 18, 2013, the school kicked off College Application week. The staff and students showed their school spirit by dressing up each day in college gear, military clothing, or clothing that represented a career field. On Thursday and Friday of that week, Howard staff members and community volunteers helped every senior complete a college application. Several local colleges waived their application fees during that week for our students. This event really showcased all of the opportunities our students have after they leave Howard.

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!

Meet Mr. Sears, Howard's Principal of the day on October 23, 2013.

Dr. Spoor and Mr. Sears

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


  • Change to 2013-14 School District CalendarIn order to recover student instructional time due to snow days, the New Castle County Vo-Tech School District Board of Education has modified the current school district calendar:
    • Students will attend school on Monday, March 10 and Monday, May 12.  Both days were previously designated as professional development days for staff.
    • The last day of school for seniors will be Tuesday, May 20.
    • The last student day (grades 9-11) will be June 11, 2014. Final exams will be June 10 & 11. There will be no scheduled exam make-up day.

    There will be no changes made to graduation dates.

  • 2013-2014 School Calendar - Click Here
  • Parent Involvement Tips - Click Here
  • Join our PTSA - Form
  • Updated Wellness Center Consent Form - Click Here (8/15/13)
  • Howard Named a Verizon Innovative Learning School - Click Here and scroll down


March 2014 - June 2014

  • Monday, March 31 - Marking Period 3 Ends
  • Tuesday, April 1 - Marking Period 4 Begins
  • Friday, April 18 - April 25 - Spring Break
  • Monday, May 12 - School is Open (Professional Development Day Cancelled)
  • Friday, May 16 - Interims Delivered to Students
  • Tuesday, May 20 - Last Senior Day
  • Thursday, May 22 - Senior Prom
  • Friday, May 23 - Senior BBQ at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, May 26 - School Closed, Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, June 3 - Senior Breakfast 8:30 AM, Graduation Rehearsal, Senior Recognition Night at 7:00 PM
  • Monday, June 9 - Graduation, Bob Carpenter Center
  • Wednesday, June 11 - Last Student Day (Grades 9th - 11th)
  • Tuesday, June 17 - Last Teacher day

These are some Howard School Calendar Dates...See also District Calendar!

Howard Staff 2013-2014 Phone and Email Listing Updated


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.

Please feel free to browse our website... Be sure to read about our Howard High School Career Programs!







 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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