In 2011, with the planning support and assistance of Innovative Schools, the Delaware New Tech Academy was launched and became the first New Tech high school in Delaware to join 60 public high schools across 14 different states. Beginning with 100 9th graders and 100 10th graders its opening year, Delaware New Tech Academy now serves over 300 students in grades 9 – 12.
Delaware New Tech Academy offers students a new kind of high school education. As a "school within a school" at Seaford Senior High School, it gives students a comprehensive academic program featuring Project Based Learning and daily use of computers and technology in the classroom. The school is designed to mimic a modern business and in addition, requires students to learn and complete projects in a way that prepares them for college and the workplace.
In its few short years, Delaware New Tech Academy has seen a 9 percentage point growth in overall ELA student proficiency (one of the highest in the state) and 42% of its 10th graders scored at an “Advanced” level on the ELA test, an increase of 23 percentage points from last year.