How To Obtain an Application
Applications are mailed after November 1st to all 8th grade traditional public school students who live in New Castle County. Applications are also available upon request from the guidance offices of any public, charter, private, and religious middle school or high school in New Castle County, from any of the VoTech high schools, or by calling the NCC VoTech School District Office of Admissions
Para obtener una solicitud de ingreso en español, llamar al 995-8035.
Approximately 1,400 students are offered enrollment to attend a New Castle County VoTech high school each year.
Generally, the admissions application is submitted to the student's current school counselor, who will forward it and supplementary information to the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions. Or, an application may be submitted directly to the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions, but must include copies of the applicant's final report card from the previous school year and the most recent (current school year) report card. Report cards must include attendance information and must be readable.
Applications are not reviewed until they are complete. An application is complete when the form (with parent signature), essay, final report card from the previous school year, and a most recent report card are submitted.
For Eighth Grade Applicants
Students are encouraged to submit completed applications to their school counselors by December 15th.
Applications submitted to counselors are then forwarded to the VoTech Office of Admissions by January 5th.
Applications that are directly submitted to the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions (1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, DE 19804) should be received by January 5th.
Applications are reviewed by admissions counselors at Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, and St. Georges VoTech high schools between January and March.
The VoTech Office of Admissions WILL CONTINUE to consider applications received any time during the school year or during the summer months; however, applications submitted by January 5 do receive primary consideration. Applications submitted after January 5 are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The NCC VoTech Admissions policy is to provide as many students as possible the opportunity to attend. Safety considerations in the schools' career labs and available classroom space limit the number of students who can be accommodated each year.
Eighth grade students who have applied by January 5th and who are selected for admission to Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, or St. Georges VoTech high schools will receive a letter before March 15. Students must verify their acceptance by filing a Student Registration Form within two weeks of their notification. All admissions acceptances are "provisional" until the student is considered promoted.
* (See Delaware Promotion Requirements)
Students who are not offered admission will receive a letter before March 15. These students may be given the opportunity for reconsideration if openings occur.
* (See Applicant Reconsideration information).
For Ninth Grade Applicants
Each year, there are limited openings in some career programs for students seeking admission to 10th grade. Ninth grade students interested in these specific openings at specific schools use the Student Application for Admission to 10th Grade available by clicking the link below. Applications are also available by contacting the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions at email@example.com or by calling 302.995.8188.
How to Apply
The Student Application for Admission to 10th Grade should be printed, completed following the instructions listed, and submitted with required report cards in May to the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions, 1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, DE 19804. Completed applications may also be dropped off at any New Castle County Vo-Tech High School (Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, or St. Georges).
The completed application must include:
- A parent/guardian signature
- A copy of the final 8th grade report card
- A copy of the most recent 9th grade report card
- Both report cards must include attendance information
For a list of those career programs at specific schools which may have a limited number of openings, Click to download Possible Career Program Openings for Grade 10 (PDF
- Updated 4/2013)
Student Application for Admission to 10th Grade
For Grade 9 applicants only: Click to download a printable admissions application (PDF
- Updated 4/2013)
Grade 9 applicants who apply in May will be notified mid-summer.
Some students who are offered admission to a VoTech high school may not be able to accept. This will create a small number of openings for students who originally were not offered admission.
Students who wish to be reconsidered should submit an updated report card, such as a copy of a 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th marking period report card, to the Office of Admissions, NCC VoTech School District, 1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, DE 19804.
As openings occur, the Office of Admissions will notify any student who, upon reconsideration, is selected for admission.
Who to Contact
If you have questions or need additional information, contact Admissions Coordinator Debra Dolde at 302-995-8035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Promotion Requirements
Admission assignment for all eighth-grade students is provisional until receipt of the student's final eighth-grade report card. Students must meet their present school district and state requirements for promotion (which includes earning a passing final grade in English and at least one other core academic class - Math, Science, or Social Studies) in order to attend a NCC VoTech high school. Students who are offered admission but fail to meet their school district and state promotion requirements are not eligible to attend a vo-tech high school.