Cape Gazette

Sussex Academy Foundation
Contact: Gina Derrickson
P.O. Box 693
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-542-6321


Sussex County students need access to a challenging public school where they can progress toward acceptance at top quality colleges and universities.

There is no cost to attend Sussex Academy. Any student may apply, usually through a 6th grade lottery selection. Middle school students can automatically move on to high school at Sussex Academy.

Nationally, 68% of high school seniors go on to college. In Delaware, the average is 59% and in Sussex County it's 51%. A closer look at these numbers shows that, of the 1,871 Sussex County students who graduated from district high schools in 2011, only 558 enrolled in a four-year institution -- 100 of those at our own University of Delaware. Thus, only 29.8% of that year's graduates found their way to traditional universities.

If more students could be prepared and qualified for top colleges, Southern Delaware would benefit from the future leadership and investment these young people could bring back to the region as adults.

For students seeking a high caliber, well-rounded accelerated academic program in a small school environment, in preparation for applying to leading universities, the new charter high school offers an important alternative.

To learn more about the Sussex Academy Foundation, visit our website by clicking here.

Looking for Volunteers!

The Lewes Dragon Boat Festival will be held on September 14th from 10AM to 6PM at the Lewes Canalfront Park. We are looking for volunteers to help during the event. Please sign up at
Looking for Volunteers!

We are in need of volunteers to help with the Lewes Dragon Boat Festival. The event, scheduled from 10AM to 6PM on Sunday, September 14th will be held at the Lewes Canalfront Park. Volunteers can register in the Get Involved section of the website,
Volunteers Needed!!

The Lewes Dragon Boat Festival is looking for volunteers to help at the Festival on Sunday, September 14th. The event takes place from 10AM to 6PM at the Lewes Canalfront Park. Anyone that is interested can register to volunteer under the Get Involved section of the website.