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Schools Serving Military Families to Provide Rigorous STEM Courses for Students

This month has brought some very exciting news here at NMSI and for our partnering schools. We’ve awarded more than $5 million to selected schools in Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi to implement NMSI’s AP Program to provide rigorous and instructional resources that can be integrated into any curriculum thanks generous grants from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). More about the expected impact on students at these schools below:
 
Biloxi High School in Mississippi leads the way to better education:
 
Biloxi is proud to announce that NMSI’s AP program is coming to Biloxi High School in the fall thanks to a $388,507 grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Enrollment in math, science, and English AP courses for Biloxi High School is expected to increase by 74 percent and qualifying scores for AP math, science and English expected to increase by 215 percent. Read Press Release
•Sun Herald - "Forty-five to 50 percent of our students will be the workforce of our local community, it's important we educate them right now."
•WLOX 10 O'Clock News -  Dale Fleury, Senior Director Programs : "We want to make sure that these kids have the opportunity to continue to keep up with their studies and to stay on pace for graduation and also to make sure that they're career and college ready, that's the least we can do in terms of paying back for the sacrifices that our men and women in our armed forces provide us daily.”
 
Tennessee encourages more students to take AP Courses:
 
$1.6 million grant from  DoDEA allows for investment in AP programs for math and science in 3 schools serving military families in Tennessee. “This grant, however, will take us to a much broader and deeper level of participation by students, teachers and administrators.  This grant allows us to better prepare our students to be college or career ready.”Read Press Release
•News Channel 5
•The Leaf Chronicle
 
Georgia increasing rigor in their schools supporting military families:
 
$3.4 million grant from DoDEA  brings NMSI’s AP Program to six Georgia schools in the fall. Enrollment in math, science, and English AP courses for these Georgia schools is expected to increase by 76.4 percent with qualifying scores in these courses expected to increase by 127 percent over the life of the grant.  “This expansion of NMSI’s AP Program in Georgia will help encourage more of our young people to pursue careers in these fields and build the content knowledge and skills of our STEM teaching workforce.” Read Press Release
 
 For more information about NMSI’s AP program, watch NMSI’s AP program Delivers Dramatic Results video.