North Carolina School of Science and Math

What is it?
The North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) was established in 1980 by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina to provide challenging educational opportunities for young men and women with interest in the sciences and mathematics.  The School offers academic programs designed to educate tomorrow's scientific and technological leaders.  The school currently enrolls approximately 680 juniors and seniors representing all thirteen congressional districts in the state of North Carolina in the residential campus and over 300 students in the online program.



Who can apply?
Sophomore who have an interest in science/math/technology

What are the requirements?
Criteria used to select students for admission are as follows:
  • Leadership positions held
  • Above average grades in freshman and sophomore classes
  • Enrollment in accelerated and challenging courses
  • Teacher and Guidance Counselor evaluations
  • Test results from SAT (must be taken Oct., Nov., Dec., or Jan. of the student's sophomore year)
  • A NCSSM math test




When do I apply?
Applications for the Class of 2020 will be accepted from 10th grade students beginning October 15th through January 15th.  The electronic application for admission is available here.

Where can I go for more information?
For more information, you can visit the NCSSM web page or see Ms. Johnston in the Guidance Office.