The North Carolina State Board of Education approved a change in March to the way that the state test scores will be provided to students with a move from four achievement levels to five. This move will provide greater precision in reporting EOG/EOC performance. More information can be found here

Parent Portal opens March 31

Read Superintendent, Dr. Lory Morrow's parent letter here. Spanish translation can be downloaded here.

Watch for communication from your child's Principal announcing how they will be distributing the information at their school. For more information, go to:


Students in high school courses at DECHS will make up class time missed due to inclement weather at the following times:

April 21

May 22

May 23

The days listed above are all noted on the posted, board approved calendar for 2013-2014.

At the current time, this will not effect graduation for either DECHS or DCCC.  The DCCC graduation is scheduled for May 17, 2014 and the DECHS graduation is scheduled for May 24, 2014.

Important Spring Dates:These are schedules for what we are doing WITHIN THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY to account for time out of school for extraordinary weather circumstances this year. This will help us avoid adding additional days, attending on Saturday, or changing/extending the daily schedule.
Please Review: (this is mostly for freshmen and sophomores, but juniors and seniors will need to be aware of these changes and updates as well…SENIORS - THERE IS INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATION INCLUDED IN THIS INFORMATION):

FRIDAYS (April 4, 11, 25, May 2, May 9, May 16)
8:00am - 11:00am: College Courses as regularly scheduled
11:00am - 12:40pm: 1st Block
12:45pm - 1:15pm: Lunch (NO LUNCH BUNCH)
1:20pm - 3:00pm: 2nd Block
Dismissal at 3pm as normal

Monday, April 21 - Thursday, May 8 (Monday-Thursday)
8:00am - 11:00am: College Courses as regularly scheduled
11:00am - 12:55pm: 1st Block
1:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
1:35pm - 3:30pm: 2nd Block
Dismissal at 3:30pm as normal

May 12- May 15
DCCC Exam Week (exams as scheduled for college courses)
Regular high school schedule for high school classes.

May 17
DCCC Graduation (for SENIORS achieving the AA or AS)

May 19
High School Courses will run from 8:30am-12:30pm
Students are to be picked up by 1pm (lunch available at dismissal if ordered)

May 20
English II Exam (sophomores only)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Students should be picked by 12:30pm (lunch available at dismissal if ordered)

May 21
World History Exam (sophomores)
Earth Science Exam (freshmen)
8:30am - 11:30am
Students should be picked up by 12:00pm (lunch available at dismissal if ordered)

May 22
Math II Exam (freshmen only)
8:30am - 11:30am
Students should be picked up by 12:00pm (lunch available at dismissal if ordered)

May 23
Exam Make Up day…students do not attend unless they missed a high school exam on May 20, 21, 22
Graduation Practice  - 9:30am (required of all seniors and those selected to be junior marshals)

May 24
Graduation - 9:30am (Ticket required - each senior will recieve 10 tickets after practice on 5/23 to provide to family and guests)

May 26
Holiday - DCCC/DECHS closed

May 27
Required Teacher Workday - grades due no later than 3:30pm

May 28, 29, 30
Optional Teacher workdays

June 10
Final report cards mailed home

*Please remember that April 21, May 22, and May 23 are snow make up days that were added from the original 2013-2014 calendar for DECHS*

Please visit the News & Events page for the latest announcements from DECHS.