The Lyceum Academy of New Hanover High School is open to all juniors and seniors in New Hanover County. No students are excluded due to financial issues. Students are accepted through an application process which begins in February of their sophomore year.
Pre-Lyceum courses for freshmen and sophomores offer students the experience of some of the hallmarks of the Lyceum program such as challenging coursework, interdisciplinary learning opportunities/team teaching across subjects, flexible scheduling, and year long classes. The classes are taught in a single year long block in which teachers have the opportunity to utilize each day as needed to incorporate a variety of instructional methods and lessons. Students are still eligible to apply for Lyceum if they did not participate in Pre-Lyceum classes.