The Marine Science Academy is a two part series in Introductory Oceanography made possible through a partnership between NHCS and UNC Wilmington. This course sequence will have your mentally prepped for college with lectures, labs, and fieldwork that has been vetted by UNCW. Career opportunities in the field of marine science can also be explored through internship and completion of a research based Senior Project. Students are also required to participate in a science related club and have opportunities to compare our NC coastal habitats with optional trips to tropical habitats.
The Marine Science Academy is for 11/12th grade students who have applied and been accepted to the capstone program. The Cohort is for rising 9th/10th grade students who are interested in applying to the Marine Science Academy. To get into the cohort you must fill out the same application requirements as students applying for the Academy. As a member of the Marine Science Cohort you will be grouped with other interested students, so that you can receive marine science related content in your science classes as well as participate in science clubs and after school opportunities.
The application will be made available after all NHCS Signature Programs have been presented to parents and students at middle school presentations. Please go to NHCS.net for the exact date. Once the application is made live students are to fill out the online application as well as: submit a copy of their transcripts, select an interview time, and submit two email addresses for teacher/ counselor recommendation. Students have not completed the application process until all parts are complete.