West Florence High accepted as associate member of National Consortium of Secondary STEM schools
West Florence High School has been accepted as an associate member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS).
As an associate member, West Florence joins other secondary schools and schools with specialized STEM centers located in the U.S. with non-profit status, whose primary objectives are parallel with the Consortium’s mission. The Consortium’s mission is to advance STEM education by providing professional development and networking opportunities for educators and enriched learning experiences for students.
In order to be accepted as a member of the NCSSS, schools must have a science, technology, engineering and mathematics focus; require students to take advanced course offerings in STEM areas; include authentic research school-wide; maintain affiliations with local colleges, universities, and research facilities; and allow students to participate in external STEM related competitions.
Among the benefits of the membership are an online profile of the school in the NCSSS directory; the opportunity to send students to the Student Summer Research Conference; and reduced registration fees for the annual professional conference.
West Florence joins other school across the nation who have membership as well as South Carolina Schools: Dutch Fork High School, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and Spring Valley High School.