High School Specialty Options

In addition to the traditional high school experience, New Hanover County Schools
offers a variety of unique programs to students at the the high school level.
Click on each program's title to access additional information.

STEM Academy
Ashley Marine Science Academy Hoggard
International Baccalaureate
NHHS Lyceum Career Readiness Academy at Mosley
Southeast Area Technical High School
Isaac Bear
Early College High
Wilmington Early
College High School
Ideal Candidate Rising 9th graders interested in STEM areas and the medical field. Strong interest in marine science and rigorous college preparation Academically-driven, curious students who seek out enrichment Academically mature sophomores seeking a hands-on, college prep experience 8th and 9th graders looking for personalization, college and career focus 40-60 current 8th Grade Students looking for newest HS option Committed, strong academic students. Rising 9th graders. Open to any student committed to becoming a lifelong learner.
Academics Focus science & math courses NCSSM IVC Courses CTE STEM courses Research, internship, up to 6 college waiver credits at UNCW or CFCC. Rigorous globally-focused coursework with potential for college credit Rigorous integrated AP/Honors courses; project-based/
experiential learning
Hands on approach to learning and CTE/
NAF integration across the content
7 Programs of Study, 75 career pathways using blended, flexible scheduling All honors HS curriculum completed in 2 yrs. UNCW classes 11th/12th grade. Rigorous high school curriculum, CFCC Associates degree within 5 years
Extra- Curriculars 10 STEM hours required each year Membership in 1 STEM related club SCUBA certification option. Spring break diving trip to FL Keys. Research, service, international travel, school extracurriculars SCUBA Cert, Haunted House, Teaching Trips: DC, FL, AZ, App Mtns, International Math Team, FBLA, and others driven by student interest Clubs, Student Organizations & options to participate in athletics Clubs, Student Organizations, community service. Service learning, clubs, CFCC organizations, WECHS Ambassadors
Pre-requisites Must have an interest in STEM(engineering & medical sciences) Honors and/or AP math and science recommended. Pre-DP 9th and Pre-DP 10th program coursework Follow pre-Lyceum program sheet available at edline.net/pages/
Interest in a small setting and off-site learning opportunities Those who want a jump start to a career focused education or certificate Students career interest should require a university degree. Career interest requiring an Associate's Degree or 4 year college transfer
Additional Requirements Science fair project required if not a member of a club Internship and scientific research projects. CAS Project, Extended Essay Research Project Application, recommendations, interview Application (online or paper), records, recommendation and interview Application, Essay, Interview, Recommendation & Records Application, essay, interview, shadowing, teacher rec. Application, essay, interview/
shadowing and recommendations
Enrollment Window March 1-March 31 Applications accepted beginning Feb 1 February 1 - May 15
preferred, ongoing as needed
Jan 27 - Feb 28 Student Applications due mid November Student Applications due mid November

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