Associate Members

Associate Membership is open to the following types of schools that have nonprofit status and whose primary objectives congruent with the Consortium’s mission:

  1. Emerging schools developing as specialized schools or specialized centers 
  2. Schools restructuring to become specialized secondary schools 
  3. Schools designing or redesigning to have specialized centers 
  4. Virtual high schools 
  5. Middle schools

This category of membership is open to schools that fulfill these criteria:

  • Has a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics focus.
  • Offers advanced course offerings in STEM areas.


  • An electronic copy of the NCSSS Journal
  • Online profile of your school in the NCSSS Directory
  • Reduced registration fees for the annual Professional Conference
  • Opportunity to submit articles to the Journal and/or online eNews articles
  • Member log-in for
  • Access to members-only programs and service offerings unique to NCSSS
  • Opportunity to post job openings on the website
  • Opportunity to send students to the Student Summer Research Conference
  • Opportunity to attend the annual Summit for Administrators​
  • Invitations for your school to send representatives to special Consortium-sponsored events​

Membership Dues

Associate Members dues are $550/year or $1,000/two years.

Application Process

Step 1:

Fill out the application by clicking the button below:

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Step 2:
Create an application packet with the materials listed below. Documents can be mailed or emailed as scanned attachments and/or URLs may be provided. Upon notification of acceptance for membership, you will be invoiced for the appropriate dues.

Letter of interest/introduction from highest school official explaining how your school’s goals are congruent with the mission and goals of the Consortium.

Evidence of program rigor including any or all of the following:

  • Description of school/program; printed recruiting materials/website
  • School profile as provided by the guidance office
  • Advanced curricular offerings including AP/IB/dual enrollment opportunities
  • Project/Research requirements/offerings
  • Affiliations with local colleges/universities/research facilities/etc.
  • List of students’ acceptances for colleges and universities (if applicable)
  • Letter of recommendation from school district official, collegiate partner, corporate or research affiliate referencing your institution’s success as a community leader in STEM education
  • Links to media,YouTube videos, etc. featuring your student's achievements.

​Other Materials:​

  • Letter on school letterhead stating tax exempt status
  • Email an electronic logo for use in the NCSSS Member Directory

If you have any questions about the application process or status, please contact

Maria Dastur, Director of Membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-643-0830.

NCSSS Membership Committee
P.O. Box 151738
Chevy Chase, MD 20825

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Associate Members

Davis Senior High School
Western Center Academy

Elmhurst Community Unit School District (York HS)

Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School
Northbridge High School

Rockhurst High School

West Florence High School

Virginia STEAM Academy - Middle School

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