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.



Dr. Evelyn Edney
Head of Schools, Early College School

Dr. Edney thoroughly understands and appreciates secondary education because of her visionary and contemporary leadership in several teaching and administrative positions in secondary schools in Delaware for the past 24 years. In addition, she has worked with intensity, passion and design thinking to create a strong school community that motivates teachers and staff to ensure student achievement. Dr. Edney has served on a number of important boards in the state including the Delaware Women’s Alliance for Sport & Fitness, the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Delaware Association of School Administrators, the Delaware Association of School Principals, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Sorority International. In addition, Dr. Edney has participated in Vision 2015 Delaware (executive leadership training) and Vision Network (establishing guidelines for student efficacy).

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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