How to Apply


STEP 1: Fill out the student application                                                                                       

DCECHS application window opens January 10, 2024 and applications due by Thursday, February 29. Tell your Guidance Counselor you are interested. Applications and other requirements are available through our website. 

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STEP 2: You should receive an email confirmation with your application attached. If you do not receive email confirmation please contact Joey Davis at as soon as possible. The last section of the google form will prompt you to provide the names of three teachers who will provide feedback as part of your application. This needs to be two core teachers (math, ELA, science, social studies) and one core/encore teacher. 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.

STEP 3: Teacher Feedback deadline:  March 8, 2024

STEP 4: Committee Meetings (follow-up with middle schools) and Student Placement Decisions: March 11-22

Step 5: DCECHS Final invitations will be sent out by April 5, 2024

STEP 6: Student acceptance or decline of placement: Final date to accept or reject offer to attend April 26, 2024

  • Freshman Orientation for students and parents will be on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 at the Early College. More details about this event will be sent students, parents, and schools in late April. 

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Timeline of Events

Application Opens: January 10

Open House: February 8 at 5:30 pm

Application Closes: February 29

Teacher Feedback Forms due: March 8

Acceptance Letters Sent: April 5

Final Student Decision Deadline: April 26

More information will be available at the Parent Night events on the following dates:

South Davie: January 11

Ellis: January 17

North Davie: January 18

Explore Davie (at DCHS): February 15



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