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Hailey Mesmer student teaching at Wake STEM Early College High School

Wake STEM Early College High School

Wake STEM Early College High School is a Wake County public school that is in partnership with the NC State College of Education.

As an early college high school, students participate in an accelerated high school education program that offers honors courses to prepare students for the rigor of college.

In their first two years, students complete their required high school courses to prepare them to take courses at the university. In their next two to three years, students take courses at both the early college and the university with the support of the college liaison at NC State. During their time in the program, students also have the opportunity to take part in projects and internships and engage with College of Education faculty, students and staff. Successful students and up to 60 college credits.

Families interested in enrolling their students in Wake STEM Early College High School should contact the early college directly.


Awards and Recognitions


High School
in Wake County


High School
in North Carolina


High School
in the United States

*US News and World Report

School of

2015-16, 2019-20

School of

2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19

Secondary Magnet
School of Merit
Award of Excellence


*National Magnet Schools of America