The Delaware Charter Schools Network

The Delaware Charter Schools Network is Delaware’s statewide charter support organization. We are a membership network that represents charter schools of all types throughout the First State. We proudly work for over 15,000 children in 25 charter schools. Our network unifies all charter schools in order to achieve critical policy and programmatic gains.

The Delaware Charter Schools Network is a non-profit organization created in 2001 to support the charter school movement and charter schools in Delaware. Through donations from foundations and members across the state, the Network provides advocacy and essential services to public charter schools, their boards, leaders, staff, and parents. The Network educates the public about charter schools, provides assistance to existing Delaware charter schools and those yet to open, and serves as a unified voice for the state's charter schools at the state and national level.

Charter schools play a critical role in Delaware's public education landscape. In 1995, the charter school law was passed with the goal of increasing choices for families and raising the academic performance of all Delaware schools. Today, 25 charter schools offer an abundance of options for families of the First State, and new applicants are now in the process for possible authorization. The vision for the Delaware Charter Schools Network is to serve as a catalyst for systemic change resulting in excellence in public education throughout Delaware. As a small state, Delaware can serve as the model for excellence in education and choice, and the Network is committed to this model working with organizations like Vision Coalition to enhance quality and opportunities in education.

Since 1996 when Delaware's first charter schools opened their doors, a growing number of families have made the charter school choice, and most Delaware charter schools have waiting lists. The Network's challenge is to help improve and expand existing schools, encourage the creation of new charters, and ensure that all of Delaware's charter schools remain accountable and high performing.

DCSN Staff

  • Kendall Massett, Executive Director
  • Alissa Schubert, Operations and Development Manager/Media Contact
  • Arleen Vargas, Support Program Manager


  

School Directory

Academy of Dover
104 Saulsbury Road
Dover,  Delaware  19904
Phone:  (302) 674-0684
Website:http://www.aodcharter.org
Grades:  K-5
Campus Community Charter School
350 Pear Street
Dover,  Delaware  19904
Phone:  (302) 736-0403
Website:http://www.campuscommunityschool.com
Grades:  K-8
Early College High School
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover,  Delaware  19901
Phone:  (302) 678-3247
Website:http://ECHS.desu.edu
Grades:  9, 10 (Expanding to 11th in 2016 and 12th in 2017)
First State Military Academy
355 West Duck Creek Road PO Box 888
Clayton,  Delaware  19938
Phone:  (302) 223-2150
Website:http://www.fsmilitary.org/
Grades:  9, 10 (Expanding to 11th in 2016 and 12th in 2017)
Positive Outcomes Charter School
3337 South DuPont Highway
Camden,  Delaware  19934
Phone:  (302) 697-8805
Website:http://www.positiveoutcomescs.org
Grades:  7-12
Providence Creek Academy Charter School
273 West Duck Creek Road, PO Box 265
Clayton,  Delaware  19938
Phone:  (302) 653-6276
Website:http://www.providencecreekacademy.org
Grades:  K-8
Academia Antonia Alonso
4326 Lancaster Pike, Building #26
Wilmington,  Delaware  19807
Phone:  (302) 351-8200
Website:http://www.academiacharter.com/
Grades:  K-3
Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security
801 North DuPont Highway
New Castle,  Delaware  19720
Phone:  (302) 322-6050
Website: http://www.dapsscharterschool.org
Grades:  9-12
Delaware Design-Lab High School
179 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark,  Delaware  19702
Phone:  302-292-5450
Website:http://www.design-LabSchools.org
Grades:  9-11 (Expanding to 12th grade in 2017)
Delaware Military Academy
112 Middleboro Road
Wilmington,  Delaware  19804
Phone:  (302) 998-0745
Website:http://www.demilacad.org
Grades:  9-12
EastSide Charter School
3000 N. Claymont Street
Wilmington,  Delaware  19802
Phone:  (302) 762-5834
Website:http://www.escs.charter.k12.de.us
Grades:  PK-8
Family Foundations Academy--Lower School
170 Lukens Drive
New Castle,  Delaware  19720
Phone:  (302) 324-8901
Website:http://www.familyfoundationsacademy.org
Grades:  k-8
Family Foundations Academy--Upper School
160 Lukens Drive
New Castle,  Delaware  19720
Phone:  (302) 324-8901
Website:http://www.familyfoundationsacademy.org
Grades:  K-8
First State Montessori Academy
1000 French Street
Wilmington,  Delaware  19801
Phone:  302-576-1500
Website:http://firststatemontessori.org/
Grades:  K-8
Freire Charter School
201 West 14th Street
Wilmington,  Delaware  19801
Phone:  302-407-4800
Website:http://freirewilmington.org/
Grades:  8 - 11 (Expanding to 12th in 2017)
Gateway Lab School
2501 Centreville Road
Wilmington,  Delaware  19808
Phone:  (302) 633-4091
Website:http://www.gatewaylabschool.org
Grades:  3-8
Great Oaks Charter School
1200 N. French Street
Wilmington,  Delaware  19801
Phone:  302-660-4790
Website:http://www.greatoakscharter.org/
Grades:  6 - 7 (expanding to 8th in 2017, 9th in 2018, etc.)
Kuumba Academy Charter School
1200 N. French Street
Wilmington,  Delaware  19801
Phone:  (302) 472-6450
Website:http://www.kuumbaacademy.org
Grades:  K-8
Las Américas ASPIRA Academy
326 Ruthar Drive
Newark,  Delaware  19711
Phone:  (302) 292-1463
Website:http://www.aspiraacademy.org
Grades:  K-8
MOT Charter High School
1275 Cedar Lane Road
Middletown,  Delaware  19709
Phone:  302-696-2000
Website:http://www.motcharter.com/
Grades:  9-11 (expanding to 12th 2017)
MOT Charter School (K-8)
1156 Levels Road
Middletown,  Delaware  19709
Phone:  (302) 376-5125
Website:http://www.motcharter.com
Grades:  K-8 (Expanding to 11th 2016, 12th 2017)
Newark Charter High School
200 Mcintire Drive
Newark,  Delaware  19711
Phone:  (302) 369-2001
Website:http://www.newarkcharter.org
Grades:  Grades 7-12
Newark Charter School (Grades K-6)
2001 Patriot Way
Newark,  Delaware  19711
Phone:  (302) 369-2001
Website:http://www.newarkcharter.org
Grades:  K-6
Odyssey Charter School - Lower School
4319 Lancaster Pike, Building 20
Wilmington,  Delaware  19807
Phone:  (302) 994-6490
Website:http://www.odysseycharterschooldel.org
Grades:  K-3
Odyssey Charter School - Upper School
4319 Lancaster Pike, Building 22
Wilmington,  Delaware  19807
Phone:  (302) 994-6490
Website:http://www.odysseycharterschooldel.org
Grades:  4-9
Prestige Academy
1121 Thatcher Street
Wilmington,  Delaware  19802
Phone:  (302) 762-3240
Website:http://www.prestigeacademycs.org
Grades:  5-8
The Charter School of Wilmington
100 North duPont Road
Wilmington,  Delaware  19807
Phone:  (302) 651-2727
Website:http://www.charterschool.org
Grades:  9-12
Thomas A. Edison Charter School
2200 North Locust Street
Wilmington,  Delaware  19802
Phone:  (302) 778-1101
Website:http://www.thomasedison.charter.k12.de.us
Grades:  K-8
Sussex Academy
21150 Airport Road
Georgetown,  Delaware  19947
Phone:  (302) 856-3636
Website:http://www.sussexacademy.org
Grades:  Grades 6-10 (Expanding to 11th in 2015, 12th in 2016)