Dear North Carolina
There are many high-achieving, highly motivated
high school students in North Carolina! With over 1,000+ applications submitted
to the NCSSM residential program for approximately 325 openings each spring, it
is most disappointing to me not to be able to bring all of these students on
our Durham campus each year.
Compensating for my disappointment, I am now very
excited to launch a new, innovative program called NCSSM Online, designed to
expand the reach of our campus to more of these excellent students. This exclusive
two-year program features:
unique opportunity is offered to only those students who apply
and meet the rigorous standards for NCSSM learning. Just as
when NCSSM began back in 1980 as the first school of its
kind in the nation, I look forward to NCSSM Online
becoming the first virtual school of its kind. I also
look forward to working with NCSSM students on campus and online
in a brand new venture!
specialized online courses taught by NCSSM faculty - courses that are
the same as those
offered in our residential program.
- meetings online with teachers and other top students in North Carolina via web videoconferencing, online chat, and other innovative communication tools.
- use of innovative and specialized software unique to NCSSM or top universities, including an exciting software tool that allows students to work on courses online and offline.
summer orientations and overnight stays at NCSSM's Durham campus during
the school year to work in-person with our faculty and alongside
your online peers in labs, interactive, problem-solving activities,
and other collaborative activities - not
to mention onsite social networking activities.
network of an online community of all NCSSM students from North
Carolina who can meet via online student clubs, collaborative learning
projects, activities - the opportunities are endless!
- opportunities to participate in select NCSSM initiatives including competitions, awards, events, and recognitions for outstanding achievements.
Dr. Gerald Boarman