Cape Henlopen High School Principal
Twilight Program Administrator
Phone: (302) 645-7711
Fax: (302) 645-1356
Site Coordinator: James L. McDowell, Ed.D.
The Mission of the Twilight School is to improve student achievement through extended day programs that provide a variety of learning opportunities. These enrichment and support programs encourage students in learning experiences that foster academic success and a passion for lifelong learning.
The Twilight Program is designed to assist students with:
- Earning credits toward a HS diploma
- Increasing academic achievement through individual and group tutoring
- Improving state scores in all content areas
- Broadening their educational experiences through academic enrichment
High schools across Delaware are introducing Twilight Programs to help students meet or exceed their educational goals. The programs focus on “credit recovery” for students who require extra credits to ensure they graduate on time; provide opportunities for students to advance their coursework to prepare them for higher-level classes and college; and help adults to meet their employment goals by allowing them to earn a high school diploma.
Overview of Programs
Credit Recovery is designed to give students an opportunity to meet HS graduation requirements by earning credits for that purpose. Students attend class in one or two sessions (i.e., 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm and/or 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm), Mondays - Thursdays. Transportation is only available on an activity bus.
|Language Arts||Mathematics||Social Studies||Science||Other Courses|
|English I||Integrated Algebra I||Civics||Biology||Personal Fitness|
|English II||Geometry||Economics||Physical Science||Health|
|English III||Integrated Math I, II, II & IV||Goegraphy||Life Science|
|English IV||Algebra II||US History||Chemistry|
Eligibility & Application Process
A student may be eligible to participate in the Twilight programs based on an evaluation of his/her transcript by a member of the Guidance and Counseling Department and/or administrator.
How Does it Work?
Twilight Programs have grown in popularity and taken a number of forms to address students’ individual needs. Originally designed as an after-school or evening curriculum to help students earn a high school diploma, Twilight Programs are now helping students to advance more quickly than the traditional school day will allow. In some schools, Twilight Programs are being used to help students make up time they have missed for absences, suspensions, and other issues that keep them out of class.Programs typically convene a minimum of two days a week and are structured to meet the needs of individual students. High teacher-to-student ratios enable instructors to spend more time with each student. Many programs also include computer-based learning opportunities, allowing students to work at their own pace and access resources that may not be readily available in their school.
Programs typically convene a minimum of two days a week and are structured to meet the needs of individual students. High teacher-to-student ratios enable instructors to spend more time with each student. Many programs also include computer-based learning opportunities, allowing students to work at their own pace and access resources that may not be readily available in their school.
Among the Delaware districts that have begun to implement Twilight Programs are, Appoquinimink, Capital, Caesar Rodney, Colonial, Indian River, Lake Forest, Milford, and Seaford.
What are the Results?
- Schools are better able to meet the diverse needs of all students, including those that have not been successful in traditional classrooms.
- A Greater number of high school students are completing high school. More entering freshmen go on to complete high school.
- More students are taking higher level courses to prepare them for success in college or work.
Thanks to the success of Twilight Programs, some districts now also offer "Daylight Programs" to meet the needs of students during the school day and accommodate students’ schedules and transportation needs.
How does this relate to Vision 2015?
Vision 2015 Recommends
- Providing aligned model lessons, teaching tools, diagnostic assessments and classroom-based professional coaching to help teachers meet each student's learning needs.
- Identifying and replicating best practices from schools around the state and around the world.
- Promoting innovation in schools to best meet students' needs.