During the 2006-07 academic year the LCPS Academy of Science completed the application process for membership in the National Concortium of Specialized Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology.The goal of the Consortium is to foster, support, and advance the efforts of those specialized schools whose primary purpose is to attract and academically prepare students for leadership in mathematics, science, and technology.
The NCSSSMST was established in 1988 to provide a forum for schools to exchange information and program ideas and to evolve alliances between them. As of April, 2006 there are 95 institutional members (secondary schools), representing more than 37,000 students and 1,600 educators. These are joined by over 100 affiliate members (colleges, universities, and corporations) who share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education.NCSSSMST holds a fall student conference and a spring professional conference, both hosted by member institutions. Publications include a seasonal newsletter, a biannual journal, and booklet profiling member institutions.Additional information concerning this organization can be found at www.ncsssmst.org.The following colleges and universities are affiliate member schools: