NCSSS schools give students a competitive edge

The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools represents many of the top-ranked programs in the U.S. and around the globe committed to transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education through schoolwide initiatives that include authentic research or project-based learning. NCSSS defines STEM schools as those that prepare students to be leaders in global innovation by engaging them in rigorous, relevant, and integrated learning experiences.

Nearly 20 NCSSS schools are on the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Top 50 STEM Schools List
81% of NCSSS schools offer AP-level courses
Average student SAT Math score is 663.4 – U.S. average is 514

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The STEM Edge

A quarterly publication from NCSSS giving teachers and administrators the competitive advantage in professional development. Articles should be submitted to or

What our members have to say

NCSSS is the platform that will connect you to the nation's leading K-12 STEM community. For expanding and exchanging the ideas beyond individual school district and state, NCSSS is the best community to engage with."

2021 Professional Conference Attendee

The Leadership Summit gave me the ability to network with other like-minded professionals and the breakout sessions allowed for engaging dialogue on self-selective topics."

2020 Leadership Summit Attendee

There were so many sessions that focused on issues that were of personal concern to me that it was hard to decide which to go to!"

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