BRandywine, Indian River, New Castle County Vo-tech, and Colonial were the first to create the group.
BRINC now includes Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Caesar Rodney, Colonial, New Castle Vo-Tech, Indian River, and Red Clay.
The consortium was founded in 2012 to personalize the learning experience for each of the students in Delaware. BRINC used a federal, state, and local funds to purchase new technology for the classrooms. BRINC has also used the funding to train teachers and implement blended learning. This style of learning combines traditional classroom teaching and technology. Students use digital and online resources in and outside of the classroom to allow them to learn at their own pace and in styles that fit them.
Last year, BRINC served over 70,000 Delaware students from pre-K through 12th. Forty-seven percent of these students were low income.
Now that Capital and Polytech have joined, 63 percent of Delaware students enrolled in tradition public schools now have access to these new resources, according to BRINC.
“We are excited for our staff and students to be part of the BRINC consortium,” Polytech Superintendent Dr. Deborah Zych said. “All of our schools are in the midst of a digital transition and BRINC is leading this transition in Delaware. The training and collaboration that BRINC provides will help bring all our schools into the 21st century.”
Dr. Dan Shelton, superintendent of Capital School District, said he is looking forward to using technology as a resource for teacher collaboration and sharing quality lesson plans.
Capital and Polytech will bring more than 7,500 students to the BRINC consortium next year, the group said.