A unique two-year virtual program of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
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NCSSM Online provides timely technology support to it students in the following areas:
NCSSM Online requires each online student to have a computer. The preferred model would be a laptop, because of its mobility, although a desktop model is acceptable. The student should be able work on assignments at school, at home and anytime away from home. We provide the following guidelines below for you to determine if your existing computer can be used, or to help you in the purchase of a new computer.
NCSSM does not offer a discounted computer purchase program. Families should be aware of the North Carolina education tax holiday, held during the summer each year, that allows purchase of computers and computer supplies, among other items, without paying sales tax. Information on the program and its status is available from the Department of Revenue site (http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/salestax_holiday.html) and is typically scheduled in early August.
These are our tentative guidelines for the current school year. The final guidelines will be discussed at orientation.
Computer (Laptop or Desktop):
Other recommended hardware:
Regular access (at home, school, library, or another location) to high-speed broadband internet is needed to download and send large file sizes, use the advanced web resources integrated into the curriculum, and fully participate in weekly web-conferencing.