The Cape Carousel Program is an after-school enrichment program for Cape Henlopen School District students in grades 4 - 8 who demonstrate an interest in one or more of the eight areas defined by Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. A wide variety of challenging enrichment courses are offered to focus on fine arts, technology, language (foreign and English reading/literature), natural sciences, physical education, world cultures, culinary arts, and more. Approximately 40 different courses are offered annually.
Three, six- or seven-week sessions will be offered during the 2017 - 2018 school year on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Individual students may attend one or both days during a session and any or all of the sessions during the year. (Subject to availability - courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for any course which are tied by date and time of day are chosen by lottery.) Instructional time begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m. Fourth through eighth-grade students from HOB, MES, MMS, RES, SES, LCE, and BMS, are transported to the CHSD Lewes School after school. When the program is over HOB, MES, and MMS students are returned Milton Elementary School. RES, BMS, LCE, and SES students remain on site for parent pickup. Until instructional time begins, students have snacks and interact with their peers while awaiting transportation or for students from all other communities to arrive at the Lewes School.
Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 students per course. Students do not receive grades but may, instead, create portfolios, projects, and/or performances to showcase their work and accomplishments. A Community Night for participating students and their parents is held at the end of Session One and Session Two and Three have parent visitation days scheduled for the last day of class.