STEM - Strategies That Engage Minds

NHS Advanced Applied S.T.E.M. Academy Tower

Our Academy Mission...

NHS Advanced Applied STEM Academy will maximize each student’s academic capacity and learning through the interdisciplinary infusion of STEM literacy and habits of practice that promote the use of inquiry, creative and critical thinking, real-world applications, problem solving, rigor and reflection.

Our Academy Vision...

Excellence in Education through Strategies That Engage Minds

Reengineering Julie's Education

STEM Leadership in ACTION...Meet Mrs. Kari 'Mama' Cobb!

Advanced Applied STEM Academy Director/Tower Coordinator


Welcome to the NHS Advanced Applied S.T.E.M. Academy Tower! Mrs. Kari 'Mama' Cobb, our Academy's Director and Tower Coordinator was born and raised right here in Eastern NC, near the beach and Camp Lejeune, the largest amphibious base in US. Mrs. Cobb has over 15 years of teaching face-to-face and online with 8 years of experience learning online as well.

Mrs. Cobb recently attained her Specialist Degree of Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology/Online Educator and a hybrid focus in Technology in Schools (M Ed) as well as Learning Systems Design & Development (LSDD) from the University of Missouri. Her colorful background also includes an MBA from UOP, BSBA (Management and Organizational Development) from University of Mount Olive and a certificate in Business and Marketing Education from NC State University.

Mrs. Cobb also holds many professional certifications to include: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), and Internet and Computer Core Certified (IC3).

Mrs. Cobb's contributes organization, leadership, and collaborative teamwork to Northside High School through her extensive leadership experience to include Advanced Applied STEM Academy Director/Tower Coordinator, AVID Co-Coordinator (National AVID HS Demo Site), Co-Dept Chair-CTE (with 8+ Teachers), Mentor Teacher (with 4+ Teachers), Safe and Civil School Committee, Freshman Class Advisor, Online Educator/Facilitator, Freshman Transition Director, AVID Site Team, and School Leadership Team.

Mrs. and Mr. Cobb are happily married and the proud parents of 4 boys and 3 girls, ages 23, 22, 20, 17, 13, 11, and 2 years old. Mrs. Cobb loves yard work, painting, and also looks forward to a GREAT opportunity collaborating with you!

NHS STEM Students are GLOBAL!

Our Academy Purpose...

NHS Advanced Applied STEM Academy will equip all students with the necessary 21st century skills to graduate career and college ready to be competitive in a global society.

NHS STEM Academy Visits Wayne Community College

NHS Advanced Applied STEM Academy students visited Wayne Community College Wednesday, December 9, 2015. WCC introduced numerous opportunities for all of our NHS STEM Students. WCC's programs are a GREAT 'next step' for our STEM students. Please see below:

Degree Programs (Click on name/link for more information)

Automotive Systems Technology (ATEP/GM-ASEP)

Aviation Systems Technology

Computer-Integrated Machining

Electronics Engineering Technology

Industrial Systems Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Diplomas (Click on name/link for more information)

Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Computer-Integrated Machining

Welding Technology

Certificates (Click on name/link for more information)
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Collision and Repair – Repair and Refinishing

Computer Integrated Machining – Basic Machining
Computer Integrated Machining – CNC Operator
Computer Integrated Machining – CNC Programming
Computer Integrated Machining – Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Computer Integrated Machining – Coordinate Measuring Machine
Computer Integrated Machining – Intermediate Machining Certificate
Electronics Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Drafting
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology – Tool Design
Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Sustainability Technology – Building Science
Sustainability Technology – Energy Management

Sustainable Agriculture
Welding Certificate
Welding Technology – MIG Welding
Welding Technology – Stick Welding
Welding Technology – TIG Welding


NHS STEM Students COMPETE in the Onslow County Science & Engineer Fair

NHS Advanced Applied STEM Academy students competed in the Onslow County Science and Engineering Fair Tuesday, December 15, 2015. While this was our very 1st appearance to date, this was a GREAT opportunity to experience and witness the competitive nature of the Science and Engineering Fair and inspire our own students' creativity.
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JOIN Onslow County NSBE Jr. Today!

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JOIN NHS SkillsUSA Today! (fill out form below)

ACT WorkKeys Test- UPDATE!

On Tuesday, December 8th, qualified Seniors took the ACT WorkKeys exams. These students have been diligently working with the WIN program to prepare for this exam. This is a very important test for those students wanting recognition at graduation and an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

Our STEM Academy Seniors ROCKED the ACT WorkKeys scores! See below...

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STEM Students are College Ready!

AP TEST Preparation

Northside is AVID about S.T.E.M.!

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Proctors Needed!

We are in need for proctors for our upcoming exams in January. Please contact Assistant Principal Dr. McDuffie to sign up.


Driver’s education classes are now open for registration.

If you wish to sign-up for drivers education you must register online

If you have any questions please contact the North Carolina Driving School at (252)321-6700.

Classes begin November 9, December 1, February 8, April 4, and May 3