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North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

1219 Broad Street
, NC 27705

CALL:  (919) 416-2600


The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) opened in 1980 as the first school of its kind—a public, residential high school where students study a specialized curriculum emphasizing science and mathematics. This approach was built on the premise that regions which invest in the creation of human and intellectual capital will receive global economic returns, the key to success in a worldwide economy. NCSSM has since become the model for 18 like-schools around the globe and has helped found the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST), which now counts more than 100 member institutions across the country.

NCSSM’s statewide impact has remained unparalleled by any other North Carolina high school. With admission to its residential program apportioned by Congressional District, combined with its distance education, extended programs and professional development efforts across North Carolina, NCSSM touches nearly every N.C. County every year. The early vision of our state's leaders has matured into a vital institution that models and advocates excellence in K-12 education and is integral to the pursuit of the strategic economic and quality-of-life objectives so important to North Carolinians and to our nation and world.



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