William Penn High School

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Location

713 East Basin Road
, New Castle
, DE
19720

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AVAILABLEPATHWAYS

Agricultural Power and Engineering

The Agricultural Power and Engineering program of study provides students with the mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles and methods required to understand dynamic power systems and metal fabrication. Students practice real-world applications, communication skills, and problem-solving skills associated with dynamic power systems and metal fabrication. Students are prepared for a variety of careers including engineering, welding technicians, mechanical and industrial technicians, maintenance technicians, mechanical engineering, metal fabrication, CNC operators, power technology repair and troubleshooting, and green energy technologies.

Plant Science

The Plant Science pathway is designed to provide students with knowledge of plant growth and reproduction, as well as the use of plants for food, fiber, and ornamental purposes.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in: agronomy, ornamental horticulture, biotechnology, forestry, soil science, and turf management.

Animal Science & Management

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in: agribusiness, agriscience education, animal genetics, animal nutrition, animal reproduction, extension educator, marine biology, wildlife biology, veterinary medicine, zoology, animal researcher, animal processor, production manager, artificial insemination technician, animal breeder, veterinary assistant/technician, wildlife manager, zoo animal specialist, animal rescue/animal control officer, and agriculture producer.

Environmental & Natural Resource Science

The Environmental and Natural Resource Science (ENRS) pathway is designed to provide students with the scientific principles and methods required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made, evaluate risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions. ENRS is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study and promotes unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the topics included in the study of Environmental and Natural Resources.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers including environmental engineer, environmental science and protection technician, geological and petroleum technician, natural sciences.

Marketing Today!

Marketing Today! (MT) program of study is a three (3) course Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that engages students with the world of marketing services by focusing on how marketing is evolving in the digital age and how companies can be successful by implementing marketing strategies.

Allied Health

The Allied Health program of study engages students in open-ended problem solving where they study topics such as medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Through exploration of the National Health Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork. In addition, students will develop technical skills such as performing a wound culture, measuring vital signs, collecting a throat culture and performing a strep test.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in healthcare such as respiratory therapist, nurse, physical therapist, dental hygienist, and medical lab technician.

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology POS is a four or six credit course program of study that provides students with the mathematical, scientific, and mechanical knowledge to understand and perform the maintenance, repair and servicing of automotive vehicles. Students participating in this pre-­apprenticeship program will be prepared to enter into a Delaware Department of Labor Automotive Technician Tech C Registered Apprenticeship program. (Students that pass the ASE G-1 Certification Exam will not be required to complete pre-requisite automotive course work.) Students are prepared for a variety of careers including automotive technician, service contract writers, parts technicians, and sales.

Computer Science

The Computer Science program of study engages students in open-ended problem solving where students study computational practices such as algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems relevant to their everyday lives. Computer Science programs of study are available at both the middle and high school levels. The high school program includes the completion of two Advanced Placement courses and is described in the graphic below.

Culinary & Hospitality Management

The Culinary & Hospitality Management pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that is supported by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. ProStart® trains students on industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the restaurant and hospitality industry along with the employability skills like leadership, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility.

The program prepares students for careers such as Executive chef and Sous Chef, Food Service Manager, Kitchen Manager, and Line Cook.

Digital Communication Technology

The Digital Communication Technology (DCT) pathway requires students to apply the skills and tools of digital designers used in graphic design, pixel-based imagery manipulation, HTML coding, digital video production, vector image manipulation, digital illustration, and digital publishing. Students utilize strategies to solve open-ended problems while learning how to apply technical skills, creative skills, industry knowledge, documentation techniques, and processes using modern, industry-leading technology and software.

Client-based learning experiences and industry-mentored projects introduce students to a wide array of related careers in public relations, marketing, web and digital communications and printing.

Early Childhood Teacher Academy

The Early Childhood Teacher Academy pathway engages students in developing a realistic understanding of early childhood while exploring the importance and impact of teachers. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sustain their interest in the early childhood profession and cultivate the skills needed to be successful, thus creating a pipeline of high-quality students transitioning to the early childhood field. Students will understand the importance and uniqueness of early childhood and participate in classroom and field experiences.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in early childhood such as teacher, curriculum director, and administrator.

K-12 Teacher Academy

The K-12 Teacher Academy pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that prepares students for careers in elementary and secondary education. Observation opportunities in a variety of age and discipline settings, as well as special needs and non-classroom settings, provide practical experiences while enriching the learning. Students participate in a long-term placement during their senior year which allows for in-depth experiences in a classroom setting.

Engineering

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where students learn and apply the engineering design process and use modern, industry-leading technology and software.

The program prepares students for further education and careers in engineering and engineering technology.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Engineering byDesign (EbD) Manufacturing Engineering Technology pathway is a three (3) course CTE program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where they learn and apply the engineering design process, use industry-standard technology and software, and apply math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects.

NAF Academy of Business Information Management

The NAF Academy of Business Information & Management (AOBIM) program is a three (3) credit program of study that
introduces students to the skills needed to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate business functions essential to efficient
and productive business operations through courses focusing on entrepreneurship, global and domestic economics,
information technology, customer service and ethics. Students gain critical career knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities that are conducted in school, as well as outside the classroom, and a 120-hour paid summer internship. Completion of the program is validated with a NAFTrack Certification, NAF’s student certification assessment system. AOBIM courses introduce students to a wide array of careers such as general and operations managers, purchasing managers, business operations specialists, and computer information system managers.

NAF Academy of Finance

The NAF Academy of Finance (AOF) pathway is a three (3) course Career & Technical Education (CTE) program that engages students with the world of financial services by focusing on banking and credit, financial planning, accounting, and insurance. Students gain career knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities that are conducted in school and outside of the classroom, and a 120-hour paid summer internship. Completion of the program is validated with a NAFTrack Certification, NAF’s student certification assessment system.

AOF courses introduce students to a wide array of careers such as personal financial advisor, tax preparation specialist, accountant, financial analyst, loan officer, account representative, insurance agent, and claims representative.

Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Concord Rowing Club
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Dancing Competition
  • Fall Crew
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Marching Band
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spring Crew
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Unified Flag Football
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Career & Technical Student Organizations
  • BPA
  • FCCLA
  • FFA
  • HOSA
  • SkillsUSA
  • TSA
  • DECA
  • Educators Rising
Work Based Learning & Apprenticeship Opportunities

Waste & Water Management
1 credit
A Pre Apprenticeship Program Course. A speciality course
taught by Non-Colonial, Water Management Professionals.
Topics include but are not limited to drinking water, chemistry,
microbiology, collecting samples, hydraulics, water sources
and treatment, and water distribution. Students will have the
opportunity to work in this field during a summer internship, as
part of our Work Based Learning Program.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

For additional information about this school and the School Choice process, please contact your counselor or utilize the contact information provided for the School District in the ‘Get in Touch’ section of this page.

Get in touch

School District Name
Colonial School District
School District Address
318 East Basin Road , New Castle ,DE 19720
School District Website
http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/
School District Phone Number
(302) 323-2700

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