NCCVT Back to School Highlights
from Dr. Gehrt
Start of the School Year
School staff return to their respective buildings on August 21st. The 21st and 22nd are two days of professional development and planning, principals will share agendas. Thursday, August 23rd will be our district gathering at Howard High School of Technology. All of our custodial maintenance, nutritional, and secretarial staff are invited to attend.
New Teacher Orientation 2018
New teacher orientation began on August 6th and continues through the week of August 13th. Please be sure to welcome our new colleagues and offer encouragement as they plan for an effective start with their students.
NCCVT Summer Camp 2018
More than 100 middle school students attended our Summer Camp for either construction or IT. Our business partners sponsored materials for our campers to have extensive "hands on experiences".
NCC Vo-tech was well represented in National SkillsUSA competitions this year with 35 students traveling to Louisville, Kentucky in late June. Delcastle had 17 students competing with one bronze medalist and 4 others placing in the top ten, Hodgson sent 6 students to compete, Howard had 5 students competing, and St. Georges had 7 students compete with one student earning a top ten finish. Winners from our district include:
Alex Perez Colon (Delcastle) - Bronze Medalists, Sheet Metal
Savion Hollis (Delcastle) - 7th place, Welding Sculptures
William Shaha (St. Georges) - 7th place, Industrial Motor Control
Denise Garcia Alonzo, Courtney Respes & Alyssa Todd (Delcastle), 7th place, Career Pathways Human Services
St. Georges Electrical Trades teacher Mike Klinefelter and Delcastle Graphic Arts teacher John Rykaczewski were named Delaware SkillsUSA Advisors of the Year.
Our Schools Look Great!
Our facilities staff at each school has been working hard over the summer to prepare our schools. What an exceptional job they do for us! Kudos to all of our facility staff.
- Governor's Construction Career Expo September 21st, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Middle School Students; September 22nd, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Community Day
- Student Unity Day September 28th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sharp Center
- District Annual Tech Conference, October 5th
- Re-Dedication of the Howard 1927 Building October 13th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tours, 2:00 pm Program
- 50th Anniversary of Delcastle Technical High School, 2019
- Spring Bi-Annual Business Dinner, 2019
Class of 2018
NCC Vo-Tech hosted is first Signing Day on May 1st, with the support of Senator Chris Coons, celebrating graduates who have been offered jobs by local companies. Thirteen seniors representing all four of our schools joined representatives of the companies that had offered them jobs upon graduation for a signing ceremony at the Sharp Conference Center, while their parents and career instructors looked on. Of the 1,134 seniors, 789 were employed in co-op placements working at one of 490 different Delaware companies and organizations.
Tech Conference 2017
Our Indicators of Success
We are pleased to report that more of our seniors are taking advantage of dual enrollment opportunities at Del Tech!
We started dual enrollment as part of our Race to the Top initiative in 2012-13 with a total of 140 students participating. We ended the 2017-18 school year with 457 students participating.
We are proud of the many opportunities we provide to our students.
Summer Orginal Credit
We have seen a tremendous interest and increase in students taking summer original courses. 144 enrollments in 2013 to 452 in 2018.
Once again, these opportunities for our students provide them with the flexibility to look at other options that enhance their senior year.
80% of the students eligible for co-op worked in 2017-2018. 75% worked in 2016-17.
# Eligible for Co-op 2017-2018
- NCCVT: 1014 out of 1142
- Delcastle: 343 out of 376
- Hodgson: 235 out of 278
- Howard: 174 out of 213
- St. Georges: 262 out of 275
# Eligible for Co-op 2016-2017
- NCCVT: 971 out of 1054
- Delcastle: 336 out of 360
- Hogson: 224 out of 255
- Howard: 176 out of 195
- St. Georges: 235 out of 244
# Participating in Co-op 2017-2018
- NCCVT: 814
- Delcastle: 255
- Hodgson: 212
- Howard: 149
- St. Georges: 198
# Participating in Co-op 2016-2017
- NCCVT: 729
- Delcastle: 228
- Hodgson: 198
- Howard: 124
- St. Georges: 179
Growth of Our Students
Looking at our 2018 Juniors, we have seen great growth from their fall 2015 PSAT scores to their Spring 2018 SAT scores.
PSAT Fall 2015 798
PSAT Spring 2017 857
PSAT Fall 2017 868
SAT Spring 2018 906
Growth is what is most important, considering that our students come to us from 20 Public, 12 Charter, and many Non-Public middle schools in New Castle County bringing with them varying knowledge of skills and content.