The goal of our academic program is to be intentionally and fully Christian in our curriculum while we help develop the entire student, mind, body, and soul. 

In grades 9-12 (rhetoric stage), the high school implements a unique curriculum designed with national standards awareness. From that solid foundation DCS teachers develop curriculum that often exceeds state standards and fully prepares students for post-secondary experiences. Distinct to our high school continuum is a powerful triad of junior and senior year courses called Biblical Life Calling, Apologetics, and Senior Thesis Project. Within them, students discuss and debate their foundational values, unique design, and personal mission statement as capstones to their experiences as a DCS student.

Teachers are required to annually review their curricula and, with oversight from school leadership, make necessary changes to more strategically impact each student. The Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Instruction passionately pursue vertical alignment between all courses and grade levels.

Course Catalog

We believe our courses help shape and define the future of our students.

Learning Enrichment Program

The Learning Enrichment Program provides appropriate support to students who are facing challenges in achieving and reaching their God-given potential. Under the leadership of trained, passionate teachers who specialize in engaging students in unique needs, the Learning Enrichment Program offers DCS students the opportunity to receive individualized support. DCS seeks to identify and address possible obstacles that students are facing which may be impeding their ability to attain academic success. Through an evaluation process, the team may determine a student qualifies for an Individual Success Plan tailored to meet their specific academic needs. Every student in Delmarva Christian School has God’s thumbprint of unique design and so Delmarva Christian strives to provide a support system that creates a learning environment in which all students can flourish.

Dual Enrollment

To promote the highest level of learning for each student, DCHS offers several dual enrollment opportunities for juniors and seniors.


iPads have been integrated with our curriculum to encourage students to use technology in a constructive way. Our aim is to give DCHS students a unique opportunity to learn using the tools they will encounter in college and the workforce.


Explore your passion. Advance the Kingdom.

J-Term, a two-week period between fall and spring trimesters, encourages students to pursue their passions in a non-traditional learning setting. Students may choose to serve, explore, or participate in a number of interests. Students become involved in mission ministries locally or abroad, short-term career internships, academically-focused projects, conferences, and numerous other growth opportunities.

The purpose of J-Term is for Delmarva Christian High School students to recognize how their passions align with their God-given gifts and talents.

Senior Thesis Project

Working within the framework of the stated mission of Delmarva Christian High School – “to academically, physically, and spiritually prepare students to know and do God’s will for their lives” – the Senior Thesis is the culminating experience of the student’s time at DCHS.

Graduation Requirements

The following are the minimum graduation requirements for DCHS students. For a list of courses offered in each subject area, visit the course selection page or review the complete course catalog.

Awards and Recognitions

Kent Embleton

$75,000 scholarship to LeTourneau University

Joshua Dekker

Full four-year scholarship to Wilmington University

Abby Agapito

DCHS Valedictorian (2020)

Caitlin Milliken

DCHS Salutatorian (2020)