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WELCOME... Howard High School of Technology is a comprehensive vocational-technical high school with approximately 900 students in grades 9 through 12. Students from across New Castle County, Delaware (covering five different school districts) are eligible to apply for admission to Howard, which is one of four Vocational Technical High Schools in the county. In addition to a full academic curriculum, the school offers 13 different career programs of study. Graduates earn both a high school diploma and a certificate of competency in one of the 13 programs.Good news to share!

Howard has been named a 2014 Bronze Medal School by U.S. News and World Report! We are 1 of 8 schools in the state to receive a medal. This is the 2nd year in a row we have earned this designation. For more information please click here.

Setting the Standard

We are now accepting nominations for the “Setting the Standard” Award. The purpose of the award is to formally recognize Howard High School of Technology staff members who exemplify excellence in education on a monthly basis.Nominees should be individuals who have gone above and beyond and/or had a significant school/work accomplishment during the few weeks preceding the nomination. Nomination forms can be found here and are also available in the main office.

Congratulations to our Howard Cheerleaders!

C24Our cheerleaders appeared on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. The show was being filmed from Rodney Square and our team was asked to participate by the City of Wilmington as they wanted to make the morning festive. The cheerleaders arrived at school by 6:30 AM and were at Rodney Square by about 6:50. They ended up being included in the show itself for a brief segment as they were filmed doing one of their cheers.

Howard Superstars!

superstarHoward High School of Technology's One-to-One iPad program was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Superstars in Education awards, sponsored by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The awards recognize outstanding education programs and achievements. The Howard team of (from left) Math teacher Marie Young, Principal Stanley Spoor, Science teacher Ashley Sorenson, and Assistant Principal Colleen Conaty accepted the award on behalf of their school at the annual award presentation event on May 5.

Affordable Colleges Foundation

Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Delaware that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS.

Howard High School of Technology is a recipient of the Apple Distinguished Educator's Award.

apple_iconThis prestigious award was given to Howard High School of Technology at the January 2014 School Board Meeting for the school's outstanding work with the implementation of the 1-1 iPad initiative.

Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are part of a global community of education leaders recognized for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths, and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each other — and with Apple — to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.

ADEs work closely with Apple to lead innovation in education.

ADEs advise Apple on integrating technology into learning environments — and share their expertise with other educators and policy makers. They author original content about their work. They advocate the use of Apple products that help engage students in new ways. And they are ambassadors of innovation, participating in and presenting at education events around the world. Being part of the ADE community is much more than an honor — it’s an opportunity to make a difference.

Watch the video on Howard High School being a recipient of the Verizon Foundation Grant!



August 2014

  • August 25 - School Opens
  • August 29 - No School (Offices Open)
  • September 1 - Schools Closed, Labor Day

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 Wildcat Staff of the Month

Kudos to Garrett Lyons and Lindsay Tallon.  They have been selected by their peers as going above and beyond the call of duty!  Way to go!

If you would like to nominate someone for Wildcat Staff of the month, email Christiana Smith.


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