What makes the planning even more gratifying, says Assistant Professor Judy Morrison, is the planners’ shared conviction that Delta High School graduates will have a well-rounded education. The humanities will be an important part of academics at the school, set to open in fall 2009.
Holmberg praised the efforts of WSU Tri-Cities faculty and administrators on behalf of the new school. Morrison and Associate Professor Amy Roth McDuffie, an expert in math education, have helped plan an innovative and integrated program of study, she said.
Delta students will travel to their home district schools to participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports and theater. “They’ll still get to see their school buddies,” Nagel said.