Igniting innovation, cultivating community

We inspire talented young North Carolinians to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and math.

One School, Many Options

Admissions Info


Public, residential high school for 11th and 12th grade NC students with an interest in STEM, offered in Durham and Morganton, NC


Supplemental, sequenced honors program for 11th and 12th grade NC students who remain enrolled at their local schools


For rising 5th through 12th graders seeking academic challenges among like-minded peers

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With invigorating opportunities, NCSSM instilled a passion in me that turned my simple curiosities into things I want to pursue for the rest of my life.

—Angela Chen ’23

Class of 2027 application opens Oct. 15

Students interested in our Residential, Online, and Summer Ventures programs should begin working with our Office of Admissions and be sure to complete their application by Jan. 5, 2025 — earlier than in past years.

  • Global leader in STEM
  • No cost to Residential and Online students for tuition, room, and board
  • Single application for Residential, Online, and Summer Ventures

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