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Mission Statement

NC-MSEN Program

The mission of the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program is to broaden the pool of students pursuing mathematics and science based majors and careers. The Pre-College Program actively recruits and prepares students of average to above average ability in grades 6-12 who may have not been sufficiently exposed to mathematics and science based courses and careers. The ECSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program serves students from six counties in Northeastern North Carolina. Students participate in exciting activities in Mathematics, Science, and Technology through the Saturday Academy and a Summer Scholars Program.

The curricula focus is to conduct academic enrichment experiences in problem solving, mathematics, science, communications, and technology. The Program provides needed guidance and enrichment activities to help students graduate from high school with the sufficient skills and interest to pursue a four-year degree in a mathematics or science based field of study.

The Pre-College Program comprises a range of programs, some offered at the students' schools and some on the university campus. Programs at the universities are supported in part by legislative appropriation, and in part by grants from a variety of federal agencies, private foundations, and other sources.

Pre-College programs operate at nine UNC-system campuses:

  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Greensboro Area Mathematics and Science Education Center
  • NC State University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • UNC-Charlotte
  • Winston-Salem State University

The following school systems and schools participate in Saturday Academy:

Bertie County

  • Bertie High
  • Bertie Middle
  • Bertie STEM School
  • Bertie Preparatory High School

Hertford County

  • Ahoskie Elementary
  • Riverview Elementary
  • Hertford County Middle
  • Hertford County High

Chowan County

  • Chowan Middle
  • John A. Holmes High

Pasquotank County

  • Elizabeth City Middle
  • River Road Middle
  • Northeastern High
  • Pasquotank County High

Gates County

  • Central Middle
  • Gates County High

Perquimans County

  • Perquimans Middle
  • Perquimans High