Step 1: Campus Visit
We encourage interested families to schedule a visit. We can meet with you and give a tour of the school—your student can spend a day shadowing one of our student ambassadors—you can attend our weekly Wednesday morning chapel services—and/or you can attend an open house. Visiting is the best way to absorb both the spiritual and academic atmosphere of our school. Since we operate on a semester block schedule, students may begin their high school career with us at the beginning of, or midway through, the school year; therefore, applications are accepted throughout the year. To make an appointment for a Tour or to spend a day Shadowing a student, click HERE or call (302) 856-4040.
Step 2: Apply
You are welcome to apply online by clicking here or downloading an application for print by clicking here. Please prayerfully take the time as you fill out the Student Application with your student. Please refer to the following checklist of items to ensure that your application is complete:
- Transcript and/or most current report card
- Test scores (including special evaluations and I.E.P.s)
- Shot record
- Birth certificate
- Non-refundable application fee
Step 3: Preliminary Review
The DCHS administration will review the completed application and schedule an interview appointment once all items are received. A DCHS staff member will contact you to set up the interview time.
Step 4: Interviews and Testing
The hour-long interview includes the prospective student(s) and parents/guardians. The interview is a time for us to get to know the families we serve, and provide an opportunity to focus on the school’s programs, philosophy, and expectations. Please understand that since the school interviews all students, flexibility in setting an appointment time is appreciated. Assessments are given to all incoming students with most tests occurring during the New Student Orientation scheduled in early June. For interviews taking place after the June Orientation, testing may occur immediately following the interview. Our desire is to ensure success for all of our DCHS students; therefore, assessments are necessary for proper course placement.
Step 5: Final Decision
DCHS administrators make decisions concerning enrollment as a team; therefore, the final decision may take several days after the interview/testing appointment to allow for the administrators to communicate with each other. Providing all information is complete, you can expect to hear from the Enrollment & Events Coordinator by phone concerning the final decision.
In making its decisions, the administrative team will consider such issues as:
- Is DCHS able to meet the student’s academic, social and physical needs?
- Are the student’s parents supportive of the school’s Christ-centered philosophy so that a partnership with the school can develop?
- Is the student under his or her parents’ authority and willing to follow the school’s lifestyle guidelines?
- Does the student desire to attend DCHS?
Step 6: Acceptance Letter
Within two weeks of the telephone call offering enrollment, an Acceptance Letter will be mailed to you to confirm enrollment. Information concerning the New Student Orientation will also be included with the letter. Students accepted after the New Student Orientation will receive a new student packet containing further information and forms that will need to be completed before the student begins school at DCHS.
Delmarva Christian High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. FCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, athletics and other school-administered programs.