The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is a regional education services agency. It is our mission to provide leadership for the development of innovative and cost-effective programs to meet the needs of our county. DCIU serves more than 70,000 school-aged students and more than 6,000 educators on a regional basis. Direct instruction is provided to more than 15,000 students enrolled in DCIU’s Special Programs, Career and Technical Education and specialized programs. The Delaware County Intermediate Unit is one of Pennsylvania’s 29 regional educational agencies. Established in 1970 by the State Legislature, IUs were charged with providing services in seven areas: curriculum development and instructional improvement; educational planning services; instructional materials services (technology); continuing professional development; pupil personnel services; management services; and, state and federal agency liaison services. Over the years, DCIU grew to meet Delaware County’s needs by providing these and other services best offered on a regional basis such as special education, technical education, services to nonpublic schools and technology. Today, more than 40 years in the business of serving the needs of Delaware County, DCIU has grown to provide more than $125 million worth of services through the management of 60 programs.
Delaware County Technical High School has two main campuses in Aston and Folcroft. Programs are also held at the Delco Emergency Training Center, Marple Education Center and six (6) partnering hospitals. Students from the 15 area school districts have the opportunity to enhance their educational program with career and technical experiences that are directly connected to the real world. Business and Industry members review and update the career and technical education (CTE) programs offered by DCTS on a yearly basis.
Preparing students to be Career and College Ready
DCIU enrolls over 1200 students in one of the highest performing Career and Technical Centers in the state.