Southeast Area Technical High School
Southeast Area Technical High School is two years old but it’s students will leave with knowledge to last time a lifetime.
SEA-Tech is one of the nine schools in the New Hanover County School district. It’s a career and technical high school with around 80 students currently in 9th and 10th grades. Everything that a traditional, academic school offers, SEA-Tech does as well along with electives in the business area. “It’s the students that want to take a look at career exploration while they’re still in high school and a chance for them to get some of those credentials for industry” says Duke Wallin, the Program Development Coordinator at SEA-Tech High School. “Get some soft-skills basis, under their belts before they go out into the work force.”
While students attend SEA-Tech, they can also earn college credit thanks to their partnership with Cape Fear Community College. SEA-Tech offers a four and five year track and once the students graduate, they will not only have a high school diploma but also a certificate or two-year associates degree.
Right now, SEA-Tech is located at CFCC’s North Campus in Castle Hayne, but they have plans to move to a new location on Sidbury Road. The new facility will be able to house 450 students with 16 classrooms, an auditorium, and a cafeteria. Renovation for the new facility begins in March with hopes to permanently move there in August.
The Southeast Area Technical High School (SEA-TECH) is located on Sidbury Road in Castle Hayne, North Carolina and centrally serves both New Hanover and Pender County students. The school opened its doors on August 14, 2017 to a cohort of 44 diverse freshmen.
Students are able to enter at multiple entry points (transfer into the school from other high schools) or as a freshman.
It’s expected that many students will find SEA-TECH and the technical programs an attractive option for their high school experience because of the unique blended curriculum, project based learning, flexible scheduling and one-to-one computer access. Along with rigorous academic requirements, the opportunity to receive stackable credentials and industry certifications through real-world, work-based training, job shadows, internships and apprenticeships is not only an expectation, but a requirement of our students.