Sussex Academy holding ninth-grade lottery Feb. 17

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Academy, a public charter/tuition free school, will conduct a ninth-grade lottery on Feb. 17, starting at 2 p.m. in the school conference room.

In 2012 the school received approval for a major charter modification and added a high school to the already existing middle school.

In 2013 the first ninth grade class was enrolled. A grade was added each year and the final 12th grade class will be added in fall 2016.

“We were not anticipating a ninth grade lottery until after our first class graduated in 2017,” said Patricia Oliphant, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  “The number of ninth grade applications for the 2016-2017 school year suggests a strong interest in Sussex Academy. We are pleased to have the support of our community and to be able to offer school choice in Sussex County.”

Parents of the ninth grade applicants are invited but not required to attend the Feb. 17 lottery.

Results will be posted on the school’s website,, following the lottery.

Sussex Academy is centrally located in Georgetown. The school practices an Expeditionary Learning approach and all grade 11 and 12 students will be enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program.

For school tours and high school shadowing appointments contact Gina Derrickson, Community and Communications Manager at 856-3636 or

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