Students presently in the 10th or 11th grade in high school whose custodial parents or guardians established legal residency in North Carolina no later than December 1 of the current year. These students must have high academic ability and motivation and have a keen interest in science and mathematics. The program is not designed to provide incentive for students whose academic performance reflects a lack of self-motivation or discipline. Consideration is given to students whose abilities are not accurately reflected in grades and standardized test scores. NCSSM online students may attend Summer Ventures.
Applications for Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics are available online at
https://www.ncssm.edu/summerventures. The guidance counselors and science and mathematics teachers endeavor to make students aware of this opportunity.
Applications are turned in to the guidance counselor who then mails them in to the Durham office postmarked no later than January 15 th of the year in which the summer program is run.
An admissions committee, made up of professionals in education, science and mathematics from across North Carolina, selects the finalists invited to participate in SVSM. Each finalist is assigned to a specific campus based upon availability of the student's preferred academic program and that assignment is final.
So that SVSM may serve as many students as possible, no participant may attend for more than one summer. Students may apply to SVSM and Governor's School; however, if a student is accepted into both Summer Ventures and Governor's School, the student must choose one program to attend. Students may apply to SVSM and NCSSM; however, if a student is accepted into both Summer Ventures and NCSSM, the student must choose one program to attend.
This program is cost free to students. Summer Ventures is a state-funded program for NC residents with room and board provided.