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The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) includes member schools (high schools), many ranked as the best in the country, along with affiliate members (colleges, universities, summer programs, foundations, and corporations), that share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education. Read more...


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STEM Events

2019 Student Research Conference
June 13-16, 2019 | The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

2019 Professional Conference
Nov. 6-9, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Seattle

2020 Leadership Summit
Jan. 24-26, 2020 | New Orleans

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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​
  • Access to Consortium professionals and peers for networking

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:
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.
  • School Profile (document or web link)
  • Copy of course list or catalog (document or web link)
  • 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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Associate Members

Western Center Academy

North Gwinnett High School

Elmhurst Community Unit School District (York HS)

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

West Florence High School

Cesar E. Chavez High School
Young Women's Leadership Academy

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