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  •  The Wake STEM Early College High School is a small public school of choice; a joint project between the Wake County Public School System and North Carolina State University. STEM is the theme of our school’s program in addition to our identity as an early college.  Early college means students take college courses at NCSU as well as the courses required to earn a high school diploma over a five year period.  STEM at our school does not just relate to four subject areas but instead permeates throughout the entire program as our students explore the "Grand Challenges for Engineering".

    I like to define STEM as having two components that we explore: 

         1. The world is bigger than our community, state, country and nation. It is our responsibility to 'reach beyond our limits to achieve our dreams, even those not yet imagined'.

         2. We can only solve the world's problems and truly realize our potential if we think with an engineering mindset.  At Wake STEM we follow the NCSU Engineering Design Process as our foundation to solve our problems and complete our projects.

     Principal, David Schwenker   

    Principal, David Schwenker


    Video Introduction - Administrative and Student Services Staff


    Video from Parent, Teacher, Student, Association




    NC STEM School of Distinction  
    School of Excellence Award


  • Students: Book an Appointment with Your Counselor

    These links are for students.  Parents, if you would like to book an appointment, please email the counselor directly.  


    Mr. Haymore

    Grades 9-12, A-J & Various 13th Grade Students

    (Monday and Friday at Cherry) (Tuesday-Thursday at Witherspoon)


    Ms. Kilpatrick  

    Grades 9-12, K-Z & Various 13th Grade Students

    (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Witherspoon) (Tuesday and Thursday at Cherry)


    Students and Parents:  Book an Appointment with Our Financial Aid Advisor

    Ms. Waters

    Sabrina Waters is available to meet with graduating students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) about paying for college including the financial aid process, including the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and Residency Determination Service.  Ms. Waters is here by appointment only so please book an appoinment using the link above.

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