State Approves Delaware State Charter High School Plan, Will Improve Access for First-Generation College Students
[mpoverlay]Delaware State University’s plans to bolster access for first-generation college students moved forward last week, as the state approved the university’s proposal to open a Early College charter high school. The school, which will offer a focus in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, seeks to enroll its first students in 2013.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide an exceptional secondary/post-secondary educational experience to Delawareans,” said Dr. Alton Thompson, DSU provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “As the first early college high school in the state, we are partnering with the DOE to implement a rigorous curriculum and other support services to ensure our students are competitive on an international level.”
According to officials, the Early College will allow students to work toward a high school diploma and up to two years of college credits in four years of high school. The high school will be located on the Delaware State campus, affording students and their families first-hand access to the culture of the university, along with collaborative learning opportunities directly leading to preparedness for college.[/mpoverlay]