“We would like a good work ethic, a responsible individual and someone who doesn’t mind being challenged,” Center said.
Seventh grade DELTA student Casey Campbell said scientists from UC Irvine come into his class and talk about science.
“We have scientists who are working on their PhD and they come in about 10 hours a week and bring in the latest and greatest to the students,” Center said.
To get into the class students must be given a student recommendation, but they would like to make it an application process by having students apply while having a teacher’s consent.
Students in DELTA have commitments they have to agree to such as maintaining a 3.0 GPA throughout middle school, serving as mentors for incoming DELTA students, and continuing AP and honors science and math courses in high school.
“These first eighth graders are finishing up and we believe they should be given special recognition at their promotion,” Center said.
Written By: Maya Lee-Lopez