New Hanover County Schools




NHCS Announces 2021 Graduation Plans

New Hanover County Schools will host traditional graduation ceremonies with COVID-19 safety precautions in place for 2021. One of those precautions includes tickets required for entry. Each high school has a limited number of tickets and will distribute them to their students and families.  

Below are the times and dates for each high school. 


Ashley High

Ashley High Stadium

May 29 at 8:30 a.m.(Last names A - I)

May 29 at 10:30 a.m.(Last names J - Z)


Career Readiness Academy at Mosley 

Snipes Auditorium 

May 28 at 7 p.m.


Hoggard High

Hoggard Stadium

May 29 at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (student/family sign-up)


Laney High

Laney Stadium 

May 27 at 6:00 p.m.

May 29 at 10:00 a.m. (student/family sign-up)


New Hanover High

Legion Stadium

May 29 at 9:00 a.m.


Isaac Bear Early College

Minnie Evans Arts Center

May 19 at 6:30 p.m.


Southeast Area Technical High School

SEA-Tech Auditorium 

May 22nd at 10:00 a.m.


Wilmington Early College High School

Wilson Center-CFCC

May 22 at 10:00 a.m.


Social distancing will be in place for each graduation ceremony and attendees are encouraged to practice the 3 W’s. Families are encouraged to read additional information on our website, Members of the media who would like to attend one or more of the ceremonies will need to reach out to New Hanover County Schools using the above-referenced contact information.