Why choose Wilson?
If you are considering Wilson Elementary School for your child, you may want to know what sets Wilson apart from other elementary schools. We hope the information on this page, in the presentation below, and throughout the Wilson website helps you learn why Wilson is such a special place.
Wilson Mission Statement
To give every student opportunities to learn in an academically challenging, safe, equitable, and nurturing school environment. We pledge to value parents, caregivers, and families as partners in educating our students to learn, live and lead in the 21st century and beyond.
Academics at Wilson
Christina School District is implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS are part of a national effort to engage our students in a more rigorous educational experience that will ensure that they are college and career ready. Christina School District aims to produce graduates that are prepared for the challenges of a 21st Century Global Society.
The standards are informed by the highest, most effective models from states across the country and countries around the world, and provide teachers and parents with a common understanding of what students are expected to learn. Consistent standards will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live.
These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
Advanced Academic Program (AAP)
The Advanced Academic Program is comprised of students in 3rd through 5th grade who performed well on the Cognitive Abilities Test, the Smarter Balanced assessment, are exceeding proficiency on classroom work, and recommended by their teacher. These students demonstrate outstanding academic skills and creativity.
Extra-Curricular Programs that Support Advanced Academic Programs
- Lego League
- Science Olympiad
- Meaningful Economics
- Math League
- Stock Market Game
English as a Second Language (ESL) Services
- Pull-Out Services - students spend time daily with an ESL teacher in order to receive focused instruction in social and instructional language, vocabulary, communication, and the language of the content areas.
- Push-In Services - students receive instruction in the general education classroom alongside their peers as the ESL teacher collaborates with the regular education teacher and provides targeted instruction.
- Assessment and Monitoring: students are assessed annually to determine eligibility/services and may exit from the program if they meet State of Delaware exit criteria. Students that meet the exit criteria are monitored for two academic years to ensure adequate academic performance.
Students in Leadership & Decision Making Roles at Wilson