Sussex Academy Acquired DCHS Facility

Last June, board leaders from Delmarva Christian High School (DCHS) and Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS) negotiated a mutually beneficial agreement enabling the Sussex Academy Foundation to purchase the DCHS facility, and in turn, for Delmarva Christian High School (DCHS) to acquire the Sussex Academy facility. Both facilities are located in Georgetown, Delaware.

“This exchange is a great example of how two institutions, each with different missions but similar goals, can work together to ensure the pursuit of their visions while also operating in the best interests of Sussex County -,” said DCHS Board President Marlene Brown. “The opportunities this will provide both institutions, make this agreement attractive for students, families, and the community at large.”

Purchase of the larger facility enables Sussex Academy to operate both the middle and high school under one roof, thereby sharing some operational costs, broadening teaching opportunities, and securing a building superior and less costly than a same-size newly constructed one. The school has already built out six additional classrooms, administrative offices, a library, a conference room, and restrooms. These renovations allowed students in grades 6-9 to begin the 2013-2014 school year in late August.

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