Southern School of Energy and Sustainability

800 Clayton Road
Durham, NC 27703

Students residing in the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability attendance have automatic enrollment and do not need to apply. All other applicants may select apply.

Features of the magnet school include:

  • Students focus on the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in relation to energy and sustainability.
  • Students will benefit from a smaller more intimate school while still receiving a large comprehensive high school experience including athletics, band, and other extracurricular activities.
  • Certification possible in: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), National Center for Construction, Education Research in Construction, Electrical Trades, Carpentry, Computer Engineering Comp-Tia and A+, Technology and Computer Networking
  • College credit potential in all Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering courses

Lottery Priorities

Students residing in the attendance zone of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability do not need to apply for a lottery seat - No lottery priorities

Please see FAQs for priority definitions and explanations.


District wide Pathway Model (Pathway model  is defined as students will be transported from their base school in the morning to the assigned school and  returned to the base school in the afternoon). Note:  Parents must transport their student to the base school at approximately 7:45 access the Pathway bus  to the assigned school and pick up their child at the base school in the afternoon