New Hanover County Schools





Back to School 2021-2022



New Hanover County Schools in cooperation with Coastal Horizons will begin offering free rapid testing at the four traditional high schools for symptomatic students and staff regardless of student or staff’s school assignment.  Any student or staff can present at any of the following locations for a test.  The schedule will be as follows:

COVID Rapid Testing Schedule for Schools

Monday Testing- Hoggard High School (9-11) - Testing will be conducted in Breezeway 
Tuesday Testing - New Hanover High School (9-11) – Testing will be conducted in front of the lobby of the NHHS WHAT Clinic – 13th & Dock St
Wednesday Testing - Laney (9-11) - Testing will be conducted in Breezeway
Thursday Testing - Ashley (9-11) - Testing will be conducted backside of building between the cafeteria and gymnasium
Friday Testing - Coastal Horizons WHAT Clinic Oleander {9-11)

**The times listed are subject to change based on staff availability**

In order to be tested, the student must be accompanied by a parent and/or have the COVID 19 Testing Packet documentation filled out and signed by the parent/legal guardian. You can access and download the COVID Testing Consent Packet here.


Beginning the first day of the 2021-22 school year, New Hanover County Schools will return to in-person learning for all students, every school day.
We are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all students, and we’re excited for our students to return to the connection, interaction, and growth that comes with face-to-face instruction.
We are planning for the 2021-22 school year to include:
  • 5 days a week in-person instruction for every student.
  • Full extra-curricular activities and athletic programs.
  • Normal bus routes.
  • Free breakfast and free lunch for every student at every school.
  • Full Special Education; English as a Second Language (ESL); Career and Technical Education program offerings; and arts enrichment programs.
Keep reading for answers to frequently asked questions, and please reach out to us with any additional questions. We are looking forward to partnering with you as our students return to our schools and all of the incredible opportunities offered there.

2021-2022 Return to School FAQ