New Hanover County Schools




Specialty High Schools & Programs

Signature Program Information Session

Above is the video from the last year's Information Session presented at Roland Grise Middle School on December 2, 2021. For details on individual information sessions starting November 29th through December 14, 2022 please click on the Signature Programs Information Sessions picture below.



New Hanover County Schools offers four Non-Traditional High Schools in addition to Signature Programs and Specialty Options at each of its traditional high schools. In offering these programs, we are committed to spirited learning, growth, development, and fun. We empower our students to ask insightful questions, explore disciplinary boundaries, and confront conventional ways of thinking. We invite you to learn more about NHCS Signature Programs and Specialty Options and discover an education built for you. The transformative learning experiences at NHCS high school Signature Programs and Specialty Options are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. 

Developed over a series of years, each high school created a focused program unique to their site to which students may apply. Our high schools have programs for students to access Cape Fear Community College and UNC-Wilmington, schools with a career technical or a career readiness focus. International Baccalaureate, STEM, Marine Science, and Lyceum are other programs offered.