New Hanover County Schools


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Last Date to Apply for New Hanover County Schools Virtual Academy is August 14

  • 2020 - 2021

The last date to apply for NHCS Virtual Academy will be Friday, August 14, 2020. Applications received after August 14 will be added to the waitlist and will be considered as seats become available. Principals will notify applicants regarding the acceptance of their application by email or phone. All Virtual Academy instruction will begin on August 17, 2020.
The NHCS Virtual Academy is available to students during the 2020-2021 school year under Plans A, B and C.  It is a fully online K-12 school-based option that allows a student to maintain membership at their face-to-face school. The majority of the learning is self-paced with some live synchronous sessions. Access is provided to standards-based curriculum and through the Edgenuity learning platform. Students are taught by a NHCS teacher that will likely be a teacher from their school. 
Enrollment in the NHCS Virtual Academy is a nine-week commitment for elementary and middle school students and a semester-long commitment for high school students. There will be a drop period from August 17-20, during which time students can choose to unenroll in Virtual Academy courses and enroll in remote learning under Plan C by notifying the principal at their assigned school. Students who attend the New Hanover Virtual Academy during the 2020-2021 school year will be allowed to return to their traditional school the following 2021-2022 school year. Students that are currently attending a magnet program will be allowed to return without the need to reapply.
For more information in the NHCS Virtual Academy, read the Virtual Academy FAQ at