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Excellent education starts with exceptional leaders

The New Hanover County Board of Education, in collaboration with our parents and community, strives to provide children an excellent education in a healthy and safe learning environment where they are prepared with the critical skills to reach their full potential in a competitive global society.

(Pictured Top Left to Right: Janice Cavenaugh, Derrick Hickey, Tammy Covil, Ed Higgens; Bottom Left to Right: Lisa Estep, Donald Hayes-Chairman, Jeannette S. Nichols-Vice Chairman)

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Board Accomplishments

Innovative Educational Programs

The Board has implemented new programs that will become integral to NHCS during the 2013-2014 school year:

Ashley High School Marine Science Academy - The Marine Science Academy provides a unique college-level experience by offering the equivalent of two introductory marine science courses usually taken during the first college year.  North Carolina Virtual Public Schools - Students at the secondary level are now able to participate in online coursework for credit as well as to supplement their face-to-face classroom instruction.  For more information, visit www.nhcs.net/onlinelearning/



2014 Bond Referendum

New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) has partnered with the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for a 2014 Bond Referendum. NHCS has not received bond funding since 2005. The District has identified seven current critical need areas:

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Professional Development

To improve their service on the Board of Education, each member has completed school board training classes and has received a Special Achievement Award from the North Carolina School Boards Association.

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