NHCS Plans Open House Dates for 2016-2017 School Year
New Hanover County Schools has scheduled the annual
district-wide open houses for the 2016-2017 school year. The
open house dates are offered to encourage students and their
parents to visit their assigned school before the new school
year begins. The first day of school for traditional calendar
students is Monday, August 29, 2016. The first day of school for
year-round students is Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Parents may
contact their child’s school directly to learn more about its
scheduled open house.
The NHCS open house schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is as
Year-Round Elementary Schools
Codington Elementary School will hold their open house for new
parents on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. and for all
parents on Friday, July 15th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Eaton Elementary School will hold their open house and “Meet
Your Teacher” on Monday, July 18, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00
Rachel Freeman School of Engineering will hold their open house
on Friday, July 15, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Snipes Academy of Arts and Design will hold their open house on
Monday, July 18, 2016, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sunset Park Elementary School will hold their open house on
Monday, July 18, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Virgo Preparatory Academy will hold their open house on
Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (If any
family is unable to attend on Saturday, July 16th, student
information may be picked up on Monday, July 18th from 5:00 pm -
7:00 pm. during the “Popcorn with the Principal” event.)
Traditional Elementary Schools
All traditional elementary school open houses will be held on
Thursday, August 25, 2016, during each school’s designated time.
**In order to accommodate many
Bellamy families, College Road Early Childhood Center
will hold its Open House on Tuesday, August 23rd
instead of Thursday August 25th. Students with last
names beginning A-K are invited from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
students with last names beginning L-Z are invited from 5:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Traditional Middle Schools
All middle school open houses will be held on Wednesday, August
24, 2016, during each school’s designated time.
Traditional High Schools
Traditional high schools will host their open house on Tuesday,
August 23, 2016, during each school’s designated time. Contact
your rising freshman’s high school for other information
regarding freshman orientation.
Early College High Schools
Isaac Bear Early College High School (IBECHS) will hold freshmen
and sophomore orientation on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 5:30
p.m. and junior/senior orientation on Monday, August 8th at
IBECHS will begin the 2016-2017 school year on Wednesday, August
Wilmington Early College High School (WECHS) will hold an
orientation for rising freshman and sophomore students on
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. and an Informational
Session for juniors and seniors grade students on Tuesday,
August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. The sessions will be held in the BB&T
Auditorium located on the Cape Fear Community College North
Campus. Note change in date.
WECHS will begin the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, August 9,
Mary Washington Howe Pre-Kindergarten Center and Dorothy B.
Johnson Pre-Kindergarten Center will begin home visits Monday,
August 22, 2016.
Staggered enrollment for Pre-K students will be Tuesday,
September 6, 2016, through Thursday, September 8, 2016.
The Pre-K Centers will begin the 2016-2017 school year on
Friday, September 9, 2016.