AdmissionsStudents who wish to apply for admission to a New Castle County VoTech High School (Delcastle Technical High School, Hodgson VoTech High School, Howard High School of Technology, or St. Georges Technical High School) must submit an application to the Office of Admissions.
Any student who lives within the boundaries of the Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Christina, Colonial, and Red Clay School Districts in New Castle County is eligible to apply. (For admission information for a New Castle County Vo-Tech Adult Education Program, visit Adult Education.)
- How to Obtain an Application
- Applicant Reconsideration
- Who to Contact
- Admissions Notification
- Delaware Promotion Requirements
How To Obtain an ApplicationApplications are mailed after November 1st to all 8th grade public school students who live in New Castle County. Applications are also available upon request from any of the NCC Vo-Tech high schools, or by calling the NCC Vo-Tech School District Office of Admissions (302-995-8035). A printable version is available (see below)*.
Completed applications may be submitted directly to the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions, or to any NCC Vo-Tech High School (Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, and St. Georges). Applications 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. Completed applications also may be submitted to the current middle school counselor, who will forward it to the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions.
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 Seeking Admission to Grade 9
Applications that are directly submitted to the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions (1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, DE 19804) should be received by January 8th. Applications submitted to counselors are then forwarded to the VoTech Office of Admissions by January 8th.
*Printable Version: Click to download a printable admissions application for Grade 9 (PDF – Updated 11/25/2013) Click to download a printable admissions application in Spanish
Students may submit an application using the DE Standard Application for Education Options, found on the Delaware Department of Education website:
Applicants using the online DE Standard Application for Education Options will also need to provide supplemental information, including school and career program preferences, and copies of the applicant's final 7th grade and most recent 8th grade report card, which must include attendance, before the application is considered complete.
The NCC Vo-Tech 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 8 do receive primary consideration. Applications submitted after January 8 are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The NCC Vo-Tech 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 8th and who are selected for admission to Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, or St. Georges VoTech high schools will receive a letter in early March. 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 in early March. These students may be given the opportunity for reconsideration if openings occur.
* (See Applicant Reconsideration information).
For Ninth Grade Applicants Seeking Admission to Grade 10
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 5/2012)
For Grade 9 applicants only: Click to download a printable admissions application for Grade 10 (PDF - Updated 5/2013)
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 Vo-Tech 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
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.