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Sussex Charter School Adding High School Classes

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- A new school for the Sussex Academy of Arts and Science means more students, backpacks and computers on campus.

"When we're fully operational in the 2017 school year, we expect to have over 700 kids, 720 to 750," said Allen Stafford, director of finance.

And there will be a more challenging education for high school students.

"We hear all the time from kids who leave here, they're not feeling as challenged in the schools they're attending after they leave us as they were when they were with us," Stafford said.

That need for a challenge is why the school is adding high school grades and switching campuses with Delmarva Christian High School to make room for the expanded enrollment.

"I'm very excited because that gives my kid the opportunity to continue with the program SASS has already established, all the way through 12th grade," Debbie Feese said.

Debbie Feese teaches at the Georgetown school and her son will be a part of the first ninth grade class in August.

"It will be harder because there won't be that leadership to show us the way through the high school but I think it will be an interesting experience," said Feese's son, Colden.

The school recently received $7 million in bond financing and is pursuing a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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