Early College High School at Delaware State University
 Date updated - Winter 2017
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District: Early College High School at Delaware State University Telephone: (302) 678-3247
Address: 1570 North DuPont Highway, Dover DE 19901 Web: Early College High School at Delaware State University Page
Principal: Evelyn Edney Title IX Coordinator: Evelyn Edney
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 9120179
Grade 109599
Grade 117474
Grade 12 68
Total289420


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 985.8%
Grade 1091.6%
Grade 11100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American74.0%78.1%
American Indian0.3%0.2%
Asian1.0%0.5%
Hawaiian0.7%0.5%
Hispanic/Latino8.0%7.1%
White12.1%10.7%
Multi-Racial3.8%2.9%


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Other Student Characteristics

2016-172017-18
English Language Learner0.7%0.5%
Low Income32.9%33.1%
Special Education5.9%7.9%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$12,862

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
Early College High School at Delaware State University is a STEM-focused high school that increases access to higher education and produces students who have the expectations and skills to make a significant impact in the global community. The mission is to provide highly motivated students with a curriculum concentrating on science, technology, engineering and mathematics that is integrated with the relevant curriculum at Delaware State University such that all students graduate with one to two years of college credits and are in a favorable position to graduate from college. The school shall provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment that develops students' academic, social skills and personal character traits necessary for successful college completion, with a special focus on high school students who will be the first generation in their families to become college educated.

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Curriculum Highlights
The goal of the ECHS @ DSU is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who attend and complete college degree programs. The ECHS @ DSU is the first early college high school in Delaware. Students follow an academic program of study that combines high school and college-level coursework through dual enrollment and dual credit courses to form a coherent program in which they earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credits during their four years of high school. The key features of the ECHS @ DSU include:
• A huge cost benefit: Higher education is more accessible, affordable and attractive by bridging the gap between high school and college
• An accelerated high school education program that allows students to graduate from college in only two to three years by earning college credit during high school attendance.
• A personalized four-year plan and learning environment
• Access to Delaware State University’s accomplished faculty and resourc

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