Caesar Rodney
dirt road

... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

Read the full story here

John S. Charlton School

School Info

Address: 278 Sorghum Mill Rd. Camden, DE
Telephone: (302) 697-3103
Principal: Dr. Pamela Atchison

Website: John S. Charlton School

School Year: August 24th to June 2nd
School Hours: (Full day) 8am to 3pm (Half day) 8am to 11am
Grades: K -12

Additional Info

School Menus: Breakfast & Lunch (changes Monthly)
Students per Teacher: 1 - 10
School Calendar: 2011 - 2012 (PDF)
Department of Education: Specific Information
Home Access Center: Login Page

About John S. Charlton School

The John S. Charlton Program is designed for students with special needs throughout Kent County, Delaware. The Program serves students, 2 to 21 years of age, who have a need to learn functional life skills, via modification of the Delaware State Recommended Curriculum, in order to enhance their level of independence. Students at the John S. Charlton Program receive special education services. John S. Charlton is the Kent County Center for the Delaware Autism Program. Students are served at the John S. Charlton Program throughout schools in the Caesar Rodney School District and at Delaware State University and Wesley College. The Charlton Program also serves students, ages 3 and 4, who are involved in the Caesar Rodney School District's Early Intervention Program.

Students at the John S. Charlton Program participate in community visitations, vocational placements, special olympics, and the Positive Behavior Support Initiative. During the 2006-2007 and 2008-2009 school year, the Program achieved the Positive Behavior Support STAR status. In addition, the Program has achieved a Superior School rating three years in a row! One hundred percent of the students in the Program are involved in inclusion opportunities with their typical peers. The Program sponsors Family Fun Nights every other month. Parents are active in many of our events, such as the monthly Positive Behavior Support Celebrations, the School Improvement Planning Committee, and the Autism Parent Advisory Committee, that meets every month.


The Caesar Rodney School District has established a curriculum development process which supports alignment to the existing Delaware State Standards and Grade Level Expectations. This process involves teacher and administrative input through a Curriculum Cabinet and Council process. The preparation of our students as life-long learners in a global community of the 21st century society is the unifying objective of this process. The curriculum not only identifies essential knowledge and skills, but also supports students' development in problem solving and gathering and using resources that will enable them to succeed. Each content area (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social tudies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Physical Education, Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences) also has an Assessment OF Learning and Assessment FOR Learning component to support students in the learning process and to determine specific performance relative to the State Standard.

Aftercare Program

Before and Aftercare information

  Our Mission

To prepare Kent County students with special needs, in partnership with parents and community, to function as independently as possible in today's ever changing society.

Our staff is dedicated to:

Implementing an appropriate educational program, promoting safety, teaching self-discipline, and maintaining a structured environment.

Our Vision:

To provide opportunities, curriculum, and training for students in a caring and safe environment, while promoting respect and dignity, in order for them to become independent, successful citizens in the community.