Wake County - NC State Early College High School
For more information (including info on the application process), please visit the new school's site:http://stemec.wordpress.ncsu.edu/.
• This early college high school will be located on the campus of NC State University where the focus is science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
• Students earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit within a five-year period.
• Small-school environment fosters resilient relationships between students and staff and cultivates independent thinking and self-confidence, all within a rigorous STEM curriculum.
The Wake NC State University Early College High School provides a highly supportive and academically challenging learning environment in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Students will graduate prepared to explore careers in STEM-related fields.
Learning to think like a scientist or engineer means doing what scientists and engineers do. Students will engage in inquiry-guided, collaborative learning with a focus on problem-solving. The use of technology will be widely emphasized. Hands-on, projectbased education will enhance creativity and insight.
While fulfilling the requirements for their high school diplomas, students can also earn college credit. The supportive environment allows students to become part of the university community through face-to-face mentoring, advising, teaching and counseling.
Quote from Chancellor James H. Woodward:
"Science, technology, engineering and mathematics have never been more important than they are in the 21 st century. Acquiring the skills leading to a career in the sciences can guide students on many different paths to solving the world's problems - to finding a cure for cancer or creating the technology that will help keep our air safe to breathe and our water safe to drink. The journey starts here."