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     Norfolk Science, Technology and Advanced Research, or NORSTAR is a STEM-infused program which develops student leadership in STEM innovation and creative problem-solving by providing laboratory and real world experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math. NORSTAR seeks motivated, gifted/high performing students with the ability to demonstrate original, creative problem-solving abilities.

    For detailed information about NORSTAR, please download our Program Overview.

    NORSTAR welcomes all qualified students to become part of this rich and dynamic environment!


    Application Information:

    The Online Application for NORSTAR 2022-2023 will be available November 16, 2021.

    Candidates for the NORSTAR program should be in grade 8 during the current school year, but all high school students (grades 9-12) are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be in very good academic standing (3.0 GPA or above), and should show both high interest and high aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.

    To apply for the NORSTAR program, students submit a fully completed application, which includes:

    1. Student information (home address, contact information, extracurricular activities, etc.)
    2. Student questionnaire
    3. Positive recommendations from : 1) the student’s current science teacher; 2) the student’s current math teacher; and 3) the student’s guidance counselor
    4. A current and complete Middle School Profile, available through the student’s school counselor


    STUDENTS who are Not Enrolled in Norfolk Public Schools:

    NORSTAR welcomes applications from eighth grade students who are not enrolled in Norfolk Public Schools during their eighth grade year, but intend to enroll in NPS for high school. In place of a Middle School Profile, NORSTAR will accept an official school transcript reflecting academic performance during the candidate’s sixth, seventh and eighth grade years.



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  • Former NORSTAR student Suzy Kellogg played a pivotal role in the MISSION TO MARS