About Us

The Early College School at Delaware State University, a tuition-free public charter school, offers students the opportunity to accelerate their high school matriculation and their college education. Students have the potential to earn high school credits prior to Grade 9, which will provide them with the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.

The Early College School at Delaware State University is the only one of its kind in the state, and is approved by the Delaware Department of Education. It is based on a progressive school model that is used across the nation.

Students at the Early College School at Delaware State University will have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 hours of college credit during their four- year high school career, and will develop the drive and focus necessary to succeed at all levels of education and in their chosen careers. To help prepare scholars for the rigor of early access to college, we begin in our programming in grade 7 to establish the college-going culture even earlier.



Dr. Evelyn Edney
Head of Schools, Early College School

Dr. Nyia McCants
Principal, Early College School

Mrs. Dara Savage
Associate Principal, Early College School

Contact Us

Find Us:

ECS at Delaware State University
1570 N. DuPont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

Contact Us:
Middle School Phone: 302.857.3510
High School Phone: 302.857.6700
Fax: 302.857.3511

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Districts and charters may use the following model policies as guidance to meet requirements under Senate Bill 290 and Senate Bill 291. These policies were created by DDOE in partnership with the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), and approved by the Child Protection Accountability Commission. (DDOE contact: Cassandra Codes-Benjamin)

  • Teen dating violence and sexual assault (purview primarily of DVCC in partnership with CPAC)

  • Delaware school crimes act

  • Federal Title IX requirements

  • Identification of the misconduct

  • Immediate response by school employees and volunteers

  • Required immediate notifications

  • Next steps by school employees and volunteers

  • Immediate response by district office designee(s)

  • Follow up actions by district office designee(s)

  • Response by law enforcement or school resource officers

  • Resources

  • Establishment of appropriate and inappropriate interactions between adults and students, including electronic communications.

  • Provisions on hiring practices and reference checks.