Associate Membership is open to the following types of schools that have nonprofit status and whose primary objectives congruent with the Consortium’s mission:

  1. Emerging schools developing as specialized schools or specialized centers
  2. Schools restructuring to become specialized secondary schools
  3. Schools designing or redesigning to have specialized centers
  4. Virtual high schools
  5. Middle schools

This category of membership is open to schools that fulfill these criteria:

  • Has a science technology engineering and mathematics focus.
  • Offers advanced course offerings in STEM areas.

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Member Benefits

Stay Current

Members receive:

  • STEM Spotlight – our monthly newsletter to keep you informed on the latest STEM happenings, events and more.
  • STEM Edge – our quarterly magazine offering a deeper dive into STEM education and trends.

Members are encouraged to submit articles and/or updates to both publications, providing an opportunity to showcase your programs, school and students.

Stay Connected

  • The annual NCSSS Professional Conference allows teachers, administrators and counselors in STEM education to collaborate and develop professionally.
  • The Leadership Summit brings STEM school leaders and those aspiring to leadership together to discuss key issues impacting STEM schools today and tomorrow.
  • The NCSSS Virtual College Fair allows NCSSS member students to meet with top universities to learn about STEM programs around the country.
  • The Student Research Conference brings together students to share their research and network and collaborate with other STEM students.

Stay Engaged

Participate in our year-round Consortium Connects series for interactive conversations and the ability to network with fellow STEM teachers and administrators around the world.

Recent topics include: Equity and Inclusion, Creating a Valuable Partnership for Your School, International Engineering Development Partnerships, COVID Testing in K-12 Schools, and Virtual Learning Across the Globe: Creating a Cross-Cultural Design Thinking Program.

If you’re unable to attend a scheduled session, you can view the recording at a later date.

Membership Dues

Associate Members dues are $650/year or $1,200/two years.

*Title 1 schools with 50% or more students receiving free lunch, please contact NCSSS at 202-643-0830 to discuss dues assistance.

Application Process

Step 1:
Fill out the application by clicking the button below:

Step 2:
Email the materials listed below to

  • Letter of interest/introduction from highest school official explaining how your school’s goals are congruent with the mission and goals of the Consortium.
  • School Profile (document or web link)
  • Copy of course list or catalog (document or web link)
  • Letter on school letterhead stating tax exempt status
  • Electronic logo for use in the NCSSS Member Directory

If you have any questions about the application process or status, please contact

Ann Flynn, Director, STEM Education Partnerships at

NCSSS Membership Committee
P.O. Box 151738
Chevy Chase, MD 20825