Southeast Area Technical High School


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About Us

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.

For more information about our school or to speak to a school representative visit the “contact us” page on this website.

Our Philosophy

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Students at SEA-TECH will plan and be prepared for post-secondary opportunities because of their relevant, hands-on, real world educational experiences and individual career planning. When a student graduates from SEA-TECH, their plan will guide them directly into the workforce or allow them to continue with additional education and skills training.

Our History

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In the spring of 2015, the New Hanover County School Board of Education and School Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley, answered the request of the community (that had been asked for years); to explore the option of a vocational or career & technical education high school in the district.
Dr. Markley was asked by the board to approach Cape Fear Community College and a neighboring district to join in the venture. Because CFCC services both New Hanover and Pender counties an automatic partnership was established.