By: Susan Gum // August 26th, 2016 // Stories
Delmarva Christian Schools has gotten off to a great start with over 450 students enrolled at both the Georgetown and Milton campuses. The 2016-2017 school year began with a BBQ and Open House for PreK through 8th-grade students at Delmarva Christian Milton Campus (DCMC) on Monday, August 22, followed by a New Student Welcome Day at Delmarva Christian High School (DCHS) on Tuesday, and then an official “start” for all students at both campuses on Wednesday.
In response to the opening day festivities, Kim Conran, a DCMC parent of a first grader, commented on how she is “so grateful for all the staff members who make all the children feel comfortable and loved.”
“The slow and steady start to school was intentional,” said Director of Instruction Matt Kwaitkowski. “We recognize that this time can be stressful for students and their families. Our desire is to create an environment that is conducive to learning; therefore, we approach the first days of school, well actually every day, the way our greatest Teacher has taught us—to care for one another in every circumstance.”
The goal of being intentional and fully Christian is also at the core of Delmarva Christian’s academic program, which is resonating with families throughout the area.
Delmarva Christian Milton Campus is experiencing steady growth as it celebrates its second year serving students. Transitioning to a hybrid-classical approach, the DCMC program consists of an innovative language arts and math curriculum, foreign language to include Spanish and Latin, computer technology use with a purpose, physical education, and visual and performing arts.
Delmarva Christian High School, serving students in grades 9 through 12, is beginning its thirteenth year. Implementing a unique curriculum with national standards awareness, the DCHS program of study often exceeds state standards and fully prepares students for post-secondary experiences. Courses include Bible, English, math, science, social studies, and Spanish; but, distinct to the high school continuum is a powerful triad of junior- and senior-year courses including Biblical Life Calling, Apologetics, and Senior Thesis Project. Within them, students discuss and debate their foundational values, unique design, and personal mission statement as capstones to their experiences as a DCS student.