Below are questions, frequently asked by students and their families:
Howard, Delcastle, Hodgson, and St. Georges are public high schools with no tuition
VoTech high schools provide free, countywide transportation, including athletic/activity bus service to all students. For more information on transportation services, select the Transportation link on this website.
Howard, Delcastle, Hodgson, and St. Georges offer a variety of sports for full-time students. To complement the academic and career program, a wide range of student activities are offered at different schools, including student government, honor society, drama, newspaper, and yearbook. Each career program also offers students the opportunity to become involved in the local chapter of a national student vocational organization. Local, state, and national skill competitive events provide students incentive and recognition for their participation and achievement.
Students have a choice of 39 different career areas such as computer network administration, construction trades, auto and aviation technology, allied health careers, and communications technology.
Any 8th and 9th grade student who lives within the boundaries of the Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Christina, Colonial, or Red Clay school districts in New Castle County is eligible to apply for admission.
Applications can be obtained from any of the four New Castle County vocational-technical high schools, or by calling the NCC VoTech Admissions Office at (302) 995-8035. Visit the Admissions link on this website for forms.
Applications are considered complete when both application forms (with parent signature), the final report card from last school year, and the most recent report card are submitted. Report cards must include attendance information and must be readable.
Primary criteria for student selection include attendance and grades. The capacity of various career programs and classroom size determine the number of students accepted for enrollment. Every attempt is made to place applicants in the school and career program of first preference. However, if the number of applicants exceeds the available space, students may be offered their second or third preference. Students who are not initially assigned may be reconsidered as openings occur.
Completed applications from Grade 8 applicants should be submitted by the second Wednesday in January. Applications from Grade 9 applicants should be submitted in May.
Grade 8 applicants who apply by the second Wednesday in January are notified of their admission assignment by March 1st. Grade 9 applicants who apply by June 1st are notified by August 1st.
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’s 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 vo-tech high school. Students who are offered admission but fail to meet their school district/charter and state requirements for promotion are not eligible to attend a vo-tech high school.
More than 80% of our graduates report that they continue their education at technical and trade schools, colleges and universities, or enter apprenticeships.
Driver Education is provided to 10th grade students during the regular school day.
Howard High School of Technology
401 E. 12th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Delcastle Technical High School
1417 Newport Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
Hodgson Vocational-Technical High School
2575 Glasgow Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
St. Georges Technical High School
555 Hyett’s Corner Road
Middletown, DE 19709
The New Castle County VoTech Office of Admissions at (302) 995-8035.
Spanish language information is available by calling (302)995-8036.
Para obtener informacion en espanol, llamar al (302)-995-8036.