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Institutional Members

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
  • Access to Consortium professionals and peers for networking
  • Access to members-only program and service offerings
  • Opportunity to post job openings on the website

Membership Dues

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.

Application Process

Step 1:

Fill out the application by clicking the button below:

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Step 2:
Email the materials listed below to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • 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

If you have any questions about the application process or status, please contact Beth Hartgen, 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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Institutional Members

Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering
Alabama School of Fine Arts - Russell Math & Science Center 
Alabama School of Math and Science

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts


Florida Atlantic University High School


The Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Math, and Technology at Wheeler High School
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Wheeling High School

Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science

Craft Academy at Morehead University
Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

Benjamin Franklin High School
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

Maine School of Science and Mathematics

Anne Arundel County Public Schools - North County HS
Anne Arundel County Public Schools - South River HS
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Charles Herbert Flowers High School
DuVal High School
Eleanor Roosevelt Science and Technology Center
Ingenuity Project at Baltimore Polytech
Montgomery Blair High School Science, Mathematics & Computer Science Magnet Program
Oxon Hill High School, Science and Technology Center
Poolesville High School
Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School

King Philip Regional High School
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI
Nipmuc Regional High School
Uxbridge High School

Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center
Berrien County Mathematics & Science Center
Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center
Lakeshore High School Math/Science Center

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

Rockhurst High School
St. Teresa's Academy

Academy for Science and Design

New Jersey
Academy of Allied Health & Science
Bergen County Academies
Biotechnology High School
High Technology High School
Magnet Program for Math & Science at Morris Hills High School
Marine Academy of Science & Technology
Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science
The Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

New York
Bronx High School of Science
Brooklyn Technical High School
High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College
Staten Island Technical High School

North Carolina
North Carolina School of Science and Math

Hathaway Brown School
Ottawa Hills Jr/Sr High School

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Downingtown STEM Academy

South Carolina
South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
Spring Valley High School

Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science
Academy for Science & Health Professions Conroe ISD
Academy of Science and Technology
Dallas Independent School District - Magnet Schools
John Jay Science and Engineering Academy
Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin
School of Science and Engineering
Science Academy of South Texas
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

SUCCESS Academy at Dixie State University - DSU
SUCCESS Academy at Southern Utah University - SUU

Essex High School

Academies of Loudoun
Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology
Governor’s School @ Innovation Park
New Horizons Governor’s School for Science and Technology
Math and Science High School at Clover Hill
Shenandoah Valley Governors School
Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for Science, Mathematics and Technology
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Camas Math, Science, Technology Magnet Program
Raisbeck Aviation High School

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