Our Admissions Process


The Newton College and Career Academy STEM Institute (NCCASI) recruits rising freshman with a strong interest in engineering or healthcare as a future career choice.  While students may vary in their background and represent the diversity of Newton County’s population, they are similar in their motivation to achieve academically and in their determination to prepare for professional careers and positions of leadership. Students will achieve this through exposure to a unique curriculum combined with project-based/problem-based learning.


Students must be currently enrolled in the 8th grade.

Application Process

The Application Process is Closed for the Class of 2026.  Class of 2027 Applications will be accepted beginning February 2023.

Selection Process

The NCCA STEM Institute has a multi-step process, which includes several criteria, such as: teacher evaluations, standardized test scores, and a multi-part interview experience.




Prospective associates will complete the STEM Institute application and reserve their interview time.

Prospective associates participate in a multi-part interview experience at NCCA.

Acceptance letters and wait list letters will be mailed, notifying all applicants of their status.