John T. Hoggard High School is known in its immediate area for its strong academic programs. It offers fourteen Advanced Placement courses and a substantial number of honors classes. In its class of 2007, 67% of graduating students went on to four-year colleges, and another 29% went on to two-year colleges. 90% of the class took the SAT, and the average math score was 545, while the average critical reading score was 524. The school also has arts, music, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that allow students to prepare for post-secondary study or careers in many areas of business, health care, architecture, engineering, culinary arts, horticulture.
DramaThe Hoggard Drama department is one of the school's most notable programs. The drama teacher, Mrs. Allison Collins, has won numerous directing awards on the state and regional level of the North Carolina Theatre Conference, a statewide event. The Honors Theatre class is routinely honored at the North Carolina Theatre Conference as well as for excellence in acting, directing, ensemble, and others.