Sussex Academy students raise funds for childhood cancer foundation

October 3, 2013

Ninth-grade students at the Sussex Academy in Georgetown walked as part of the Million Mile Run Sept. 23 to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Students and teachers walked more than two miles from the school to The Circle in Georgetown and back. They were successful in reaching their collective goal, raising more than $1,000.

Community service is an important and integral part of the curriculum at Sussex Academy. Throughout the year, students participate in individual service projects, as well as team-wide and schoolwide projects.

Charter schools are independent, tuition-free public schools serving students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The charter establishing each school is a contract which states the school’s mission, program and measurable goals. Charter schools may be authorized by the Delaware Department of Education or a local school district. They are accountable to their authorizer, parents and the public.

Charter schools are different from traditional public schools in that they can only remain open as long as they deliver the results they promise. Sussex Academy is the only charter school in Sussex County.

Ninth-grade students are shown at The Circle in Georgetown, midway through their walk.

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