Sussex Academy receives International Baccalaureate Accreditation

Special to Sussex County Post/Gina Derrickson In photo, from left, Sarah Hawtof, Harbeson; Debbie Fees.  Right front:  Yasemin Tan, Millsboro; Jennifer Eckrich, Georgetown.

Special to Sussex County Post/Gina Derrickson
In photo, from left, Sarah Hawtof, Harbeson; Debbie Fees. Right front: Yasemin Tan, Millsboro; Jennifer Eckrich, Georgetown.

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Academy announced that it is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and will begin offering the program this fall to all students in grade 11.

“We were thrilled to receive our authorization,” said Debbie Fees, IB Coordinator and school counselor.  “The opportunity to offer the International Baccalaureate Program to all of our 11th and 12th grade students directly relates to our mission of having all Sussex Academy students receive acceptance to and complete a four-year college or university.”

As an International Baccalaureate World School, Sussex Academy will be part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, inquisitive, caring young adults who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world.  The IB Diploma Program is also widely recognized by colleges as the premiere college preparatory program.

Sussex Academy is a tuition free, public charter school centrally located in Georgetown, Delaware.  Currently serving grades 6-10, grade 11 will be added in fall 2015 and grade 12 will be added in fall 2016.  All students in grades 11 and 12 will participate in the International Baccalaureate Program.  They will also be offered the opportunity to test for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Sussex Academy is accepting applications for grades 9 to 11.  For additional information contact Gina Derrickson at 302-542-6321 or gina.derrickson@saas.k12.de.us.

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