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Perspective | Episode 9: The Road to Morganton, Stay-at-Home Edition

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of NCSSM-Morganton’s emerging campus. This episode was created during the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 with all footage shot on a mobile phone. The episode is not sponsored as the NCSSM-Morganton team wishes to instead honor everyone on the front line for their incredible service and sacrifice during these unprecedented times.

To view the full Road to Morganton series, click the links below.

Behind the Story

The 39-year-old, Durham-based North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is building a second campus in Morganton to extend its world-class public high school experience to more North Carolina students. To open in 2022, the $73 million campus near Hickory and Lenoir will bring the rigorous and transformative NCSSM residential experience to an additional 300 promising 11th and 12th graders annually and will enhance the school’s online offerings, which touch thousands of North Carolina students in their local schools. The school’s programs seek to maximize the potential of North Carolina’s brightest STEM students to create, discover, innovate, and lead in fields vital to the state’s modern economy.

Kevin Baxter

 Kevin Baxter is the vice chancellor and chief campus officer for NCSSM-Morganton.