The following STEM courses have been offered in the program. Full course descriptions and additional courses are listed on our website. (F=Fall; S=Spring)
Medicinal Chemistry (S)
Computational Chemistry (F)
AP Chemistry (Year-long)
AP Physics B (Year-long)
Physics with Advanced Topics (Year-long)
Intro to Applied Chemistry and Engineering (F, S)
Genetics and Biotechnology (F,S)
“Green” Environmental Geology (F,S)
Forensic Science (S)
Introduction to and Completion of the Research Experience: Climate Change (F/S)
Applied Finite Mathematics (F)
AP Calculus AB (F)
AP Calculus BC (S)
Applications of Calculus/Vector Functions (F)
Multivariable Calculus: Partial Derivates Multiple Integrals, & Vector Fields (S)
NCSSM Online is a unique, application based, two-year program of online courses blended with a host of real-time connections and onsite NCSSM residential experiences.
Begun in 2009, the program is targeted at high-potential high school students interested in STEM courses and opportunities not available locally as well as those interested in networking and collaborating with other high potential students outside of their local community. NCSSM Online builds on the spirit of the residential tradition of academic rigor, and critical and creative thinking.
NCSSM Online is a “blended” program of asynchronous online instruction, synchronous web-conferencing interactions, and campus instruction and networking. Rigorous online honors or college-level courses parallel to those offered in the NCSSM residential academic program. Courses in the online environment foster student interaction with their teacher(s) and classmates from across North Carolina via web videoconferencing, online chats, and other innovative communication tools.
The residential components of the NCSSM Online program seek to enhance the collaborative learning experience and foster the NCSSM sense of community. First-year students attend a summer residential orientation session held in late July, where students are introduced to their instructor(s) and fellow students, and they receive orientation to the technology and program expectations. Students are also expected to attend one to two overnight weekends connected to their course on the NCSSM campus per semester.
NCSSM Online offers a residential week-long summer symposium for its rising seniors. Modeled after the NCSSM academic program’s opportunities for extra-curricular studies, the summer student symposium brings students together for a “think tank” approach to studying a current social issue of a STEM nature and in a collaborative, investigative approach.
With additional resources and funding, NCSSM online can offer more courses and more opportunities for students to become part of the online program. For more information see http://online.ncssm.edu