NCSSM Connect

Distance education courses offered to NC high school students via interactive video conferencing

NCSSM Connect

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Connect program provides distance education courses to schools across the state. NC public high school students at participating partner schools can supplement the curriculum offered in their home high school by taking tuition-free, honors-level, and AP courses in STEM and humanities from NCSSM via interactive video conferencing.

About NCSSM Connect

NCSSM Connect students collaborate in project teams and whole-class discussions with students at other schools across the state — developing skills valued by business and industry. During class, teachers use group activities and cutting-edge instructional technology to facilitate active participation, with project-based learning and cross-site collaboration among peers around the state. NCSSM teachers monitor the class in real time, assessing student learning and ensuring that students engage with the course materials and with each other. 

Registration must be requested and facilitated by a student’s home high school, which must be an NCSSM Connect partner. Students should contact their school counselor if they are interested in taking an NCSSM Connect course, and counselors may contact NCSSM to initiate a partnership.

2023-2024 course catalog

Includes course descriptions, prerequisites, meeting times, course requirements, PowerSchool codes, and course introduction videos.

NCSSM Connect quick facts

• NCSSM has offered the tuition-free supplementary honors and AP courses now known as NCSSM Connect to North Carolina schools since 1994 (previously called Interactive Videoconferencing Courses, or IVC, and Open Enrollment courses).
• All NCSSM instructors have an advanced degree in their subject area.
• NCSSM operates four NCSSM Connect studios.
• NCSSM Connect courses have PowerSchool codes.
• Courses are offered in 70-minute blocks throughout the school day.
• NCSSM accommodates multiple school calendars.
• There is no student application to NCSSM for NCSSM Connect courses; however, some courses do have prerequisites.
• Classes are capped at 25 students.
• Enrollment is first-come, first-served, and registration must be completed by school personnel.


For more information

If you have any questions, please complete the form below, email, or contact Camilla Brothers, Director of Instructional Leadership.

Camilla Brothers

Director of Instructional Leadership


Matthew Taylor

Partnership & Student Support Specialist