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MOT Charter School is a K–12 public charter school in Middletown, Delaware, United States. It was established in 2002 and operates on two campuses.[1]

MOT Charter School
Address
1156 Levels Road / 1275 Cedar Lane Road

Middletown
,
Delaware
19709

United States
Information
TypeCharter school
Established2002 (2002)
School districtMOT Charter School
NCES School ID100001900123
Teaching staff76.00 (on a FTE basis)
GradesK–12
Enrollment1,314 (2018–2019)
Student to teacher ratio17.29
Campuses2
Athletics conferenceDiamond State Athletic Conference (high school)
MascotMustang
Website

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History

MOT Charter School was established in 2002 as a K–8 public charter school.[2][3] In June 2013, the Delaware State Board of Education approved MOT Charter's request to add a high school beginning in the 2014–2015 school year.[4] Although the high school building was not yet completed for the 2014–2015 school year,[5][6] the school expanded to ninth grade as planned, adding tenth grade in 2015–2016, eleventh grade in 2016–2017, and twelfth grade in 2017–2018, making the class of 2018 the first class to graduate from the high school.[3]

Admissions

Students are admitted to MOT Charter School using a lottery system. An open enrollment process is conducted annually; the process is set by Delaware regulations and runs from the first Monday in November until the second Wednesday in January. If the number of students applying for admission is greater than the number of seats available, a public lottery is run, with lottery winners invited to enroll in the school, and other students placed on a wait-list in the order determined by the lottery. If the number of students applying for admission is less than the number of seats available, all applicants are invited to enroll in the school.

Some students are offered preference in the lottery, such as if they have siblings or parents affiliated with the school, or (at the high school level) if the student has a particular interest in MOT Charter School's academic offerings.[7]

Academics

MOT Charter High School's first graduating class, in 2018, had a 100 percent college acceptance rate, with every student receiving an offer of admission from at least one post-secondary institution.[3] The class of 2019 also had a 100 percent college acceptance rate.[8]

The high school offers 11 Advanced Placement classes,[9] as well as a dual enrollment program with Wilmington University.[10][11]

Athletics

High school

MOT Charter High School is a member of the Diamond State Athletic Conference. The Mustangs compete in Division II for sports in which the DIAA has split schools into divisions for playoffs or state championship meets. MOT Charter High School fields teams in all three sports seasons.[12]

The boys lacrosse team began varsity competition in the 2016–2017 school year.[13] The varsity swim team was founded in the 2017–2018 school year.[14]

  • Fall
    • Boys cross country
    • Girls cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Boys soccer
    • Girls volleyball
  • Winter
    • Boys basketball
    • Girls basketball
    • Boys swimming
    • Girls swimming
  • Spring
    • Baseball
    • Golf
    • Boys lacrosse
    • Girls soccer
    • Softball

Middle school

MOT Charter Middle School fields teams in all three sports seasons.[15]

  • Fall
    • Boys cross country
    • Girls cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Boys soccer
    • Girls volleyball
  • Winter
    • Boys basketball
    • Girls basketball
    • Cheerleading
  • Spring
    • Baseball
    • Girls soccer
    • Softball

K–5

Students have the opportunity to participate in soccer and basketball.[16]

Extracurricular activities

High school

MOT Charter High School offers a number clubs and activities, including math league, Science Olympiad, National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), hip hop dance, Envirothon, and quiz bowl.[17]

MOT's chapter of the Technology Student Association has produced several state officers, state champions,[18] and national finalists,[19] and the 2019–2020 National Vice President.[20][21]

K–8

MOT Charter offers a number of clubs at the K–8 level, including math league, National Geography Bee, TSA, Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, and Art Club.[16]

In the media

  

References

  1. "MOT Charter School". MOT Charter School. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  2. "About MOT Charter School". MOT Charter School. Archived from the original on March 15, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bies, Jessica (2018-05-03). "100 percent of MOT Charter School's first graduating class accepted to college". The News Journal. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  4. Goss, Scott (2013-06-27). "MOT Charter planning to open new high school for 2014-2015 school year". Middletown Transcript. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  5. Goss, Scott (2013-10-02). "MOT Charter postpones new high school opening until 2015". Middletown Transcript. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  6. Bernal, Dolores M. (2015-08-06). "Fourth high school in Middletown area opens this month". Middletown Transcript. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  7. "MOT Charter School Admissions Policies & Procedures" (PDF). MOT Charter School. September 18, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  8. "All MOT Charter seniors offerered college acceptance". Middletown Transcript. 2019-05-16. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  9. "Admissions". MOT Charter School. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  10. Morrison, James (2016-09-07). "Dual enrollment program expanding in Delaware". Delaware Public Media. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  11. "High School Academics". MOT Charter School. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  12. "MOTCharterSports.com". MOTCharterSports.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  13. Myers, Brad (2017-05-17). "Tillman helps teammates learn lacrosse at MOT Charter". The News Journal. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  14. Myers, Brad (2018-02-22). "MOT Charter swimmer finally gets chance at state title". The News Journal. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  15. "MOTMiddleSports.com". MOTMiddleSports.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "K-8 Clubs & Activities". MOT Charter School. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  17. "High School Clubs & Activities". MOT Charter School. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  18. "2018 DETSA State Conference Results" (PDF). Delaware Technology Student Association. September 20, 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  19. "Future Delaware STEM professionals honored at student conference". State of Delaware News. 2018-07-03. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  20. "National TSA Officers". Technology Student Association. Archived from the original on May 13, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  21. "Delaware TSA students bring home awards from national conference". Hockessin Community News. 2019-07-24. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-10-11.

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