About Southern

  • Welcome to Southern School


    Energy & Sustainability

    Principal: Jerome Leathers

    Address: 800 Clayton Road Durham, NC  27703

    Phone : 919.560.3968

    Hours of Operation : 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Enrollment : 1300

    Southern School of Energy and Sustainability is a comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) magnet program in Durham, North Carolina serving students in grades 9-12. Students explore five pathways, find their niche, and commit to developing 21st century skills required in today’s rapidly changing world. In working with myriad community partners, students participate in authentic experiences, collaborating to identify local, national, or global sustainable issues and develop solutions and action plans where energy and sustainability studies are woven throughout elective and core curriculum. SSES faculty and staff work diligently to uphold the school’s motto: Educate, Engage, and Develop to Enroll, Employ, and Enlist.

    SSES Mission Statement
    Through collaborative action, mutual support, and professional development, we at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability provide an excellent education that fosters academic achievement, character development, and critical thinking.  Our students will graduate prepared for enrollment, enlistment, or employment in an ever-changing global society.

    SSES Vision Statement
    A diploma from Southern School of Energy and Sustainability will indicate that he or she is…

    • Equipped with the necessary skills to embrace the intellectual demands of both college and career.
    • Ready to contribute as a responsible citizen to the global economy and work force.
    • One of sound character, high integrity, and strong critical thinking skills.

    Educate (EEDEE) motto:
    Educate, Engage, and Develop, to Enroll, Enlist, and Employ.