Students 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.)
To read the full text of the NCC Vo-Tech School District Board of Education Policy on Admissions, click Admissions Policy.
- How to Obtain an Application
- Applicant Reconsideration
- Who to Contact
- Admissions Notification
- Delaware Promotion Requirements
How To Obtain an Application
Applications are mailed after November 1st directly 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 will be available online (see below) on November 3, 2014.
In accordance with new state regulations, all applicants must complete and submit the Delaware Standard Application for Educational Options form in addition to a supplemental form (Student Application Part II). Printable versions of both forms will be available at this location on November 3, 2014.
For 8th Grade Applicants Seeking Admission to Grade 9
Completed print versions of both forms 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). Copies of the final 7th grade and most recent 8th grade report card must be submitted with the completed application forms. Report cards must include attendance information and must be readable. Application forms and report cards may be submitted directly to NCC Vo-Tech School District Office of Admissions by mail (at NCC Vo-Tech School District Office of Admissions, 1417 Newport Road, Wilmington DE 19804), or may be dropped off at any NCC Vo-Tech high school main office or the NCC Vo-Tech Office of Admissions weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Some middle schools offer assistance with completing and submitting the application for students. Please check with the applicant's current school to ask if it provides this service. All applications should be submitted by January 14, 2015 in order to receive primary consideration. Submit only one application per student. Incomplete or unsigned applications cannot be reviewed.
*Printable Version: Click to download a printable admissions application for Grade 9 (PDF - Updated Nov. 2014) Click to download a printable admissions application in Spanish
Students and a parent/guardian may also submit an application by using an online website, www.SchoolChoiceDE.org. The online version will open November 3, 2014.
Applicants using this online website 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 14, 2015 do receive primary consideration. Applications submitted after January 14 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 14, 2015 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 4/2014)
For Grade 9 applicants only: Click to download a printable admissions application for Grade 10 (PDF - Updated 4/2014)
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 have not been offered an assignment and 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.
Board Meeting - Hodgson Vo-Tech High School