Isaac Bear Early College High School


Achievement Through Challenge and Citizenship



IBEC Writing club hosts guest speakers from Honey Head Film Studios

On August 25, the IBECHS Writing Club hosted guest speakers from Honey Head Film Studios and the Shoot Like A Girl after school filmmaking camp. The all female film company presented tips for screenwriting and discussed the inner workings of the independent film industry. Nine students took part in the lunch and learn opportunity and were inspired to try their hand at screenwriting next in the club. 

FTCA Students work together at first meeting.
FTCA member pose with IBEC Teachers in Watson College of Education after dinner
9th graders work during a science lab.

Ninth graders work on a Science Lab in the Watson College of Education during a Friday Class Rotation.

FTCA students pose for a picture at the Future Teacher Career Conference

Future Teacher Career Academy students attended the Future Teacher Career Conference at Watson College of Education on March 24th. While there, they mingled with other high school students from a multitude of surrounding counties to learn more about various avenues one can pursue through Education. Representatives from different majors and programs at UNCW presented and interacted with students throughout the day as students explored possible areas of interest. Big thanks to Courtney Townsend (Watson instructor) and Danielle Talbert (IBECHS site coordinator) for providing students with these awesome opportunities. It was a great day for all involved!


FTCA Students Pose with Mrs. Talbert
FTCA Students Pose with Thumbs Up
FTCA Students Pose on Stairs


High School Special Program Application Season!

We are very excited for the next round of incoming freshmen at Isaac Bear! If you are an 8th grader and interested in becoming a Bearhawk next year, click on the follFowing link to fill out the Special Program Application. The deadline for the application is February 2nd. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Needham at

FAFSA Night for Juniors and Seniors

Attention Juniors and Seniors: The information related to FAFSA and applying for grants/loans has changed in the last year, but we’ve got professionals here to help. In collaboration with CFCC, New Hanover County is hosting a night for students and parents to meet with and discuss these changes with representatives from the College Foundation of North Carolina on January 30th at 6:30 in the Board of Education Building (1805 S. 13th Street). Click on the following link for the flyer with more information: FAFSA Night.


Greetings, Isaac Bear Early College HS Alumni!  We want to know what you have been doing since you graduated from IBECHS.  Specifically, we want to know where you have attended college and how your time at IBEC impacted your college experience.  Please take 2-5 minutes to complete this brief survey so we, in turn, can make sure we are offering the best opportunities for our current and future IBECHS students. 

Community Service Opportunities

See the attached link for a variety of Community Service opportunities in and around Wilmington from our Career Development Coordinator, Stephanie Williams.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

To apply for free or reduced lunch through New Hanover County School, please use the following links to access the application.
Free/Reduced Lunch- English Application
Free/Reduced Lunch- Spanish Application

COVID Protocols

For more information about COVID protocols such as who to contact, quarantine information, and make-up work, follow the link to a letter from Mr. Villines.


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Community Partnerships – Mentor, Volunteer, Partner, Donate!

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