Institutional Membership is open to secondary schools and schools with specialized STEM Center/programs located in the U.S. that have nonprofit status and whose primary objectives are congruent with the Consortium’s mission. The NCSSS defines STEM schools as those that prepare students to be leaders in global innovation by engaging them in rigorous, relevant, and integrated learning experiences, with a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics focus and specialization that include authentic research and/or project-based focus school-wide.
The membership committee of the Consortium Board of Directors has the responsibility to research all organizations seeking membership to determine that the rigor and program structure of all applicants is comparable to that of the current members in that category.
Institutional Membership is open to schools that fulfill these criteria:
- Have a science, technology, engineering and mathematics focus.
- Require students to take advanced course offerings in STEM areas.
- Include authentic research and/or project-based focus school-wide.
- Maintain affiliations with local colleges/universities/research facilities/etc.
- Students participate in external STEM related competitions.
- Voting privileges on all NCSSS corporation business, including Board candidates
- Eligible to seek election to the NCSSS Board
- 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 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
- Opportunity to submit articles to the Journal and/or online eNews articles
- Member log-in for NCSSS.org
- Access to Consortium professionals and peers for networking
- Access to members-only program and service offerings
- Opportunity to post job openings on the website
Institutional Member dues are $650/year or $1,200/two years.
*Title 1 schools with 50% or more students receiving free lunch, please contact NCSSS at 202-643-0830 to discuss dues assistance.
Fill out the application by clicking the button below:
- Letter of interest/introduction from highest school official explaining how your school’s goals are congruent with the mission and goals of the Consortium.
- Copy of course catalog (document or web link)
- School Profile (document or web link)
- List of students’ acceptances for colleges and universities (optional)
- Letter of recommendation from collegiate, corporate, or research affiliate referencing your institution’s success as a community leader in STEM education
- Letter on school letterhead stating tax exempt status
- Electronic logo for use in the NCSSS Member Directory
NCSSS Membership Committee
P.O. Box 151738
Chevy Chase, MD 20825
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