Pilot episode: The road to Morganton

The 38-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 2021, the $78 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.

About the author

Kevin Baxter is the Director of Western Campus Planning and Project Management for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.