How to Apply

Timeline of Events

January 26- Information session for DCS Virtual Academy at 12:30 online

January 30- Early College application opens for prospective students

February 1- Information session for parents at SDMS at 3:30 p.m.

February 2- Information session for parents at Ellis Middle at 3:30 p.m.

February 3- Information session for parents at NDMS at 7:30 a.m. 

February 15- Early College Community Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

March 4- Early College application window closes

April 8- Final Acceptance Letters Mailed

April 22- Last date to Accept/Decline




STEP 1: Fill out the student application                                                                                       

DCECHS application window opens January 30th, 2022 and applications due by Friday, March 4th. Tell your Guidance Counselor you are interested. You will then be added to the DCECHS Application Canvas Course. Applications and other requirements are available through our CANVAS page. 

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Access the Canvas course

STEP 2: You should receive an email confirmation with your application attached. * If you do not receive email confirmation please contact John Marshall at or Angela Griffey at as soon as possible. 

The last page of that document will contain two feedback forms populated with the two teachers you have chosen through the application. This will be your math and language arts teachers in your school. The purpose of this feedback form is to get first-hand information from teachers about your personal character, work ethic and academic ability in the classroom. This information will be used to help the committee make an informed decision on placement. You need TWO teacher recommendations (ELA and MATH) and you need to upload one ELA work sample and one MATH work sample as a Canvas assignment.  You can also post questions on our Discussion Board! Students or Teachers will answer you!

STEP 3: Teacher Feedback: The window for teachers to provide feedback is February 4  - March 12 , 2022

STEP 4: *DCECHS Final invitations will be sent out by April 8, 2022

STEP 5: Student acceptance or decline of placement: 

*DCECHS Final date to accept or reject offer to attend April 22, 2022