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Wilmington District and Curriculum

The New Hanover County Schools curriculum is completely focused on educating students in the district offering up different core courses along with specialized programs that is going to meet the needs of every student in attendance at school. The curriculum goals are such that every student enrolled in school has the opportunity to graduate successfully with their well-earned diploma.

We currently cover the following Wilmington-area school district: New Hanover County Schools.

Schools in Wilmington include:

Cape Fear Center for Inquiry is located at 2525 Wonder Way, Wilmington, NC 28401. Cape Fear covers kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Cape Fear at (910) 362-0000. The mission of Cape Fear, as told by their website, is, “ promoting students’ abilities to think and create in personally meaningful ways through an inquiry-based, integrated curriculum in a nurturing and empowering environment. CFCI will foster academic and social inquiry based learning by enriching the state curriculum.” They are dedicated to facilitating communication and action through partnerships in the community, education about the environment, connecting globally, technology, and mental and physical wellbeing. CFCI believes that producing a whole, well-rounded student is more important than anything else. They recognize the importance of the role that school plays in the development of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social facets of each and every student, which are all integral to the students success. This leads them to focus on student inquiry and the innate sense of wonder, design hands-on, integrated and exciting opportunities for learning, actively prepare students to be independent, lifelong learners, and they prepare students to be critical thinkers and creative problems solvers, due to the nature of everyday life.

Roland-Grise Middle School is located at 4412 Lake Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403. Roland-Grise covers sixth grade through eighth grade. Contact Roland-Grise at (910) 350-2136. The mission of Roland-Grise is, from their website, “ in partnership with parents and community, [Roland-Grise] will provide a quality education so that all students can become responsible and productive citizens of a global society. The mission of Roland-Grise Middle School is to hold high expectations for all students through support and collaboration between our teachers, students and parents. All students are engaged in 21st century learning and we are utilizing data to assist us in meeting our objectives. Students’ progress is monitored closely through informal and formal assessments and our decision making is collaborative and data driven. Our school is student-centered and our students will leave middle school prepared to excel in high school and beyond through the use of critical-thinking skills.” Just as other schools in North Carolina, the curriculum at Roland-Grise started with the state standards of learning. This means that, for example, students in Algebra I should, by the end of the semester, have skills such as the ability to create equations and inequalities in one variable, which represent linear, exponential, and quadratic relationships, as well as using them to solve problems.

Isaac M. Bear High School is located at 630 Macmillan Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403. Isaac M. Bear covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact  Isaac M. Bear at (910) 350-1387. The mission statement of Isaac M. Bear, taken from their website, states that, “As a partner with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Isaac Bear Early College High School provides an accelerated, college-ready education by cultivating an environment of mature scholarship and leadership.” They will also ensure that students are engaged in a common instructional framework, that ensures students will read, write, think, and talk every day in every class, as much as possible, students will formulate comprehensive skill sets including thinking critically, innovating, and being leaders. Much like other schools in the state, Isaac M. Bear derives their curriculum from the state standards of learning. This means that, for example, students in grade 11 physics will learn to analyze the motion of objects and describe them using mathematical formulas, they will learn about vectors, how to use them, add them, and multiply them, and students will learn to take knowledge learned previously and apply it in ways they haven’t seen before on tests and homework.

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The schools mix traditional and non-traditional learning so that students get a full range of learning opportunities. Electives are varied in the high school grades at different schools, so careful planning on the student’s part with help from an academic counselor part will equate into a smooth transition to college or career.

New Hanover County Schools also offer students the chance to learn in their state approved online high school program if eligible, North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS). The courses offered are free to the students in the District and throughout the state. Eligible students will access the classes through a virtual environment and whatever grades are earned becomes part of the student’s academic record and will help them to meet graduation requirements. This kind of learning is not for all students in the district, students need to know how to work on their own and know how to take the initiative to keep up their learning.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Wilmington Educational News

  • Student Musicians Selected For Eastern District Honor Band - Several band students from four of the New Hanover County Schools District high schools will be representing their prospective schools as musicians in the Eastern District Honor Band in Greenville, North Carolina. All selected band students had to go through rigorous auditions that garnered them a spot on this highly decorated band.
  • Holly Tree Elementary Builds a New Track - This special track was completed in honor of two Holly Tree Elementary students who have faced major health challenges. The track is in memory of them along with love and work that was put into completing it for others to enjoy.
  • New Hanover County Schools Supports Local United Way - Nearly $39,000 was raised and given to United Way for help to people in the community from the New Hanover County School students, teachers, other staff and parents. The funds went to several local programs in the Cape Fear area and it was greatly needed.

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About Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is a port city in North Carolina, and it is the seat of New Hanover County. Wilmington is the eighth largest city in the state. Wilmington is relatively large, covering an area of 107.4km2, and housing a population of 119,045. Wilmington, sometimes called “The Port City”, was settled by the English on the Cape Fear River. The city was named after the Earl of Wilmington.  In 2014 Wilmington’s riverfront was ranked as the “Best American Riverfront” by readers of USA Today. It is minutes away from nearby beaches. The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected Wilmington as one of its 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destinations.

According to 2013 census estimates, there were 112,067 people and 47,003 households in the city. The population density was 2,067.8 people per square mile (714.2/km²) and there were 53,400 housing units. In the city, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 17.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years.

Battleship North Carolina

The Battleship North Carolina is docked in across the river from downtown Wilmington. Visitors can walk the decks of the historic ship, and envision the daily lives and combat the crew faced on the ship during World War II. The Battleship North Carolina originally opened in 1961, and has also since been designated a National Historic Landmark. The ship also includes a museum and a memorial honoring the 11,000 North Carolina residents who gave their lives in World War II. The ship includes 9 level in total, with areas such as the mess decks, berthing areas, engine room, bridge, combat information center and much more being open to the public. Visitors also have a chance to spot Charlie, the ship’ resident alligator!

Airlie Gardens

The Airlie Gardens cover 67 acres, including walking paths, historic structures, sculptures, formal gardens, and seasonal blooms. The gardens are also a member of the North Carolina Birding Trail, and visitors can view a variety of colorful wildlife and unique ecosystems. The Airlie Gardens were originally created in 1886 as a private garden for the Pembroke Jones family. Some of the plants featured in the garden are azaleas, camellias, magnolias, and wisteria. Bird Hikes are also offered at Airlie Gardens on the second Wednesday of each month. Nearly 200 species of birds have been recorded in the gardens!

Wilmington Historic District

The Wilmington Historic District includes 875 buildings, 38 contributing sites, and 3 contributing structures in a 230+ block area, making it one of the largest historic districts. The district developed after the city was laid out in 1737, and today includes museums as well as historic sites. Some of the notable buildings in Wilmington’s historic district include St. John’s Masonic Lodge, the Bellamy Mansion, and the First Baptist Church. The Bellamy Mansion was built between 1859 and 1861 in a mix Neoclassical Architectural Style, Greek Revival and Italianate. It is one of the premier examples of historic antebellum architecture in North Carolina.

Interesting Facts

  • Outside magazine placed Wilmington, North Carolina, in the No. 7 spot on its 2011 list of Best Towns, naming it the “Next Big Thing.”
  • The city is home to the largest television and movie studio in the U.S. outside California.
  • National Geographic named nearby Wrightsville Beach one of the top 20 surf towns in the world.
  • Famous celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Andy Griffith, and Pat Hingle have lived in Wilmington.
  • Iron Man 3 was filmed in Wilmington.
  • The annual Christmas boat parade, which is currently in its 30th year, involves decking the boats out in epic Christmas lights.
  • Wilmington is packed with concert series and music fests. There’s the free Downtown Sundown concert series which happens every Friday night in the summer, the Cape Fear Blues Festival, the Boogie in the Park concert series nearby, Jazz at the Mansion, and dozens of venues that offer great live music every night of the week.
  • The Cameron Art Museum, besides displaying art, also hosts music, dance, and poetry events, as well as offering classes for both children and adults.
  • At 230 blocks, Wilmington has one of the largest historic districts of any city in the United States. The district is full of amazing examples of architecture—including the Bellamy Mansion, a stunning example of Classical Revival style—and historic landmarks, as well as restaurants and shops.

Chalk Talk: Deciding When It Is Time To Find a Tutor for Your Child

The time is not when your child is in their last year of high school and been struggling academically for the last year. The time is when you can see your child is not enjoying school anymore and easily distracted. When you ask them at the end of their school day what happened in school and you get a grumble out of them that is not understandable. This is the time to jump-start them back to actively learning and to like it again. If your child is showing signs that something is wrong with their studies and you can’t seem to get them back on track you may need to seek outside academic assistance.

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