Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSIVENESS
Provide all stakeholders an environment in which diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are ingrained into the fabric and makeup of Delcastle Technical High School, including but not limited to classroom culture, school culture, staff/student professional learning, student voice/groups, and curriculum selections.
Delcastle Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Team
What We Are Doing: The "FAM"
For And With Students District-Wide
NCCVT’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Group, Forever a Movement, or FAM, are student-led groups that focus on developing and enhancing their voices as leaders and advocates to enact change at Delcastle, NCCVT, and beyond. The FAM focuses on meaningful advocacy, goal setting, and district-wide collaboration to improve our community's diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In connection with the school district’s policy, Delcastle Technical High School will be a safe place where all students are appreciated, accepted, represented, and valued by administration, faculty, staff, and students regardless of their culture, religion, and/or sexual preference through unity, respect, and continuous courageous conversations.
- To offer a safe space for courageous conversations to be fostered
- To commit to a culturally responsive environment
- To serve as a liaison between students and administration
- To ensure that action steps are taken toward diversity, equity, and inclusion
- To interrupt racial tension and unconscious bias within our schools.
- To educate students on the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion while creating a community rooted in trust and respect.
FAM Affinity Groups
Black Student Union (BSU)
**Coming soon** Latin Students Union
School-wide Equity Training & Culturally Responsive Teaching
The 2022-2023 DEI Executive team is developing/gaining knowledge and forming a shared vocabulary around Equity. The DEI Executive team will also prepare and execute professional learning opportunities for staff and students to make Delcastle Technical HIgh School a more inclusive and equitable school.
School-wide Equity Training- Delcastle is embedding DEI work into the schools culture.
Culturally Responsive Teaching - Delcastle teachers have continued to complete training concerning Culturally Responsive Teaching. Because the brain is wired for connections, meeting students, where they are culturally and linguistically, is critical to providing an equitable educational experience for all students. Culturally Responsive Teaching is a research-based practice of teaching and learning focusing on the connection between what students learn in academic settings, language, and their life experiences. The connections made between the three can pave the way for students to successfully navigate rigorous content as they make the connections between themselves and what they are learning.
For and With Parents & the Community
What can you expect from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team when you send your students and family members to Delcastle Technical High School?
- A school culture that embraces the diversity and strength that each of our students brings
- Student-led groups that celebrate student identities and address student concerns
- Teachers and staff who attend continuous professional developments geared toward student and family engagement in DEI work.
Upcoming 2022-23 DEI/FAM Events
DEI/FAM Group Info Tables
@DTHS 12:00-3:00 p.m.
It is the policy of the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District not to discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or covered veteran status in employment, admission to, or participation in its programs, services, and activities.