Delaware high school students can apply to select colleges and universities for free in October and November in celebration of the state's fifth annual College Application Month, which began this week and runs through Nov. 17. Application fees to all Delaware colleges and universities as well as Cabrini University in Radnor, Pa., are waived during the two months. Application fees to Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., are waived through the end of October. Application fee waivers for additional schools also are available for income-qualified students.
More Delaware public school students are taking and excelling in Advanced Placement courses. New data from the College Board, which administers the tests for the courses that can earn students college credits while in high school, shows that in the past decade Delaware has steadily increased both student participation and performance. The total number of Delaware public school test takers increased by 4.7 percent between 2016 and 2017. Meanwhile, the number of students scoring at least a 3 – the score considered “qualified” by College Board – on the 5-point scale also continued to climb, increasing 6.3 percent between 2016 and 2017.
A high school English teacher from the Sussex Technical School District is Delaware’s 2018 State Teacher of the Year. Virginia Forcucci becomes Delaware’s nominee in national competition.
DOE Upcoming Events
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM State Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Delaware State Report Card Public Engagement
November 2, 2017
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Delaware Communications Portfolio Summary (DCPS) Test Administrator Training