Early Accelerator

Weeklong day programs for rising 5th and 6th graders


Early Accelerator programs offer younger students exciting and innovative ways to explore STEM concepts. Through interactive and hands-on activities, students will embark on a series of STEM adventures. These non-residential, day programs are held on our Durham and Morganton campuses.

We are looking for participants who have a passion for the subject area, good behavior/conduct, and a desire to learn new things. 

  • The cost for Early Accelerator is $350
  • Students must bring lunch, but all other materials are provided
  • Space in each course is limited, so participants are encouraged to apply early
  • The application must be completed by a custodial parent or guardian
  • Applications are received until all spots are filled

Registration for Summer 2024 opens December 6!

Early Accelerator FAQ

Early Accelerator Key Contacts

Alicia Stokley

Director of Summer Programs and Extended Partnerships

Blake Reed

Assistant Director of Summer Programs

Gina Barrier

Director of Summer Programs and Extended Partnerships

Taylor Flach ’18

Assistant Director of Summer Programs

Susan Gantt

Associate Manager of Summer Programs

Josh Blackburn

Assistant Director for Summer and Extended Programs