NCSSM Online

An option that’s often the best of two worlds. Stay enrolled at your current school while taking courses online from NCSSM.

We challenge what’s possible

NCSSM Online offers a supplemental, two-year, sequenced honors program for students who remain enrolled at their local schools. Begun in 2008, NCSSM Online provides fascinating courses and valuable preparation for college along with a learning community of accomplished, motivated peers.

Program at a glance

  • 11th- and 12th-graders
  • Virtual
  • Free
  • Application required

Join a supportive community

NCSSM Online courses include a Saturday session at NCSSM-Durham or NCSSM-Morganton once per semester. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs and research activities. Many Online students attend the NCSSM prom, where they can interact with Residential students. Understanding, respecting, and appreciating fellow students’ differences and similarities is a value shared across programs.


Take advanced, college-preparatory courses like Honors Molecular Genetics, Honors Cryptography, Honors Climate Change Biology, or Honors Data Science for Scientists.

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