Sturgeon City Institutes

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June 22-26, 2020

We are making adjustments to the Sturgeon City Institutes to meet all recommended COVID-19 related guidance. We take the health and safety of our staff, students and families very seriously and are taking all necessary steps to protect the health and safety of all involved in this program.

In order to align with all state and local recommendations, we are limited in the number of students we can accept. If your application is received after May 15th, you may be placed on a wait list. We will directly contact all applicants and their families with further details no later than May 22nd.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This FREE week-long program is available for rising freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors! Check out the available programs below and fill out the nomination form!

For Rising Freshmen ONLY

  • Sturgeon City Science Institute - This program is designed to foster the consideration of science as a career. Students will visit various aquatic ecosystems and learn about their diversity by sampling and studying what they find.

For Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

  • Public Safety Institutes - Active duty Jacksonville Police officers will lead this experience where students find out what it takes to become a police officer. Participants will learn how to investigate a crime and do forensic work to solve it. 

  • Science Academy: Engineering - This program is an intensive experience into physics and engineering.

  • Science Academy: Marine Biology - This program takes a look at the job of a marine biologist by studying and researching various marine organisms.

  • Art Institutes - Learn techniques from local artists and in various locations.

  • New Generation Leaders - This program is designed to help build young leaders by empowerment, team-building, and an understanding of our community. There are opportunities for team-building, team leadership, and public speaking.

Nomination Form

Fill out the nomination form using the link below.



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Mail: Sturgeon City

          PO Box 1056

          Jacksonville, NC 28541

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50 Court St, Jacksonville, NC 28540, USA

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PO Box 1056, Jacksonville, NC 28541, USA


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