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NMSI, Boeing and Fairborn City Schools Announce AP Results at Fairborn High School

NMSI, Boeing and Fairborn City Schools Announce AP Results at Fairborn High School
Fairborn, OH – Fairborn High School and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced yesterday the annual results of an innovative program, that is increasing dramatically the number of Fairborn High School students taking and passing rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) math, science and English exams. During the 2012-2013 academic school year, the number of students at Fairborn High School that earned passing grades on AP math, science and English Exams increased by 91 percent, nearly doubling the number of students who passed the same exams last year. The program is made possible by a generous grant from The Boeing Company. “Boeing is a strong supporter of the military and is pleased to partner with NMSI on a program that gives children of military families continuity and rigor in their academic pursuits, training and support for the teachers who shape their learning, and the recognition that college and/or career success is attainable for each of them through hard work and persistence,” John Frederick, director for Boeing State & Local Government Operations, said. “Initiatives like this are especially important in this region where so many families are attached to Wright Patterson Air Force Base.”
Fairborn is the first school in Ohio to implement NMSI’s Comprehensive AP program, which provides open enrollment in AP math, science and English classes for all students, increased time on task for students through special study sessions, intensive teacher training, support from master teachers and incentives for teachers and students. The program is active in several schools, like Fairborn High School, that serve military bases., Because the AP courses are standard across the country, this program provides excellence and continuity for students wherever and whenever their families are transferred.
“We are excited for the students, teachers, and the Fairborn community with the outstanding results achieved. The dramatic increase in the number of students taking and passing their math, science and English AP exams exceeded our expectations and have changed the life trajectory for these students. We are thankful for our partners at The Boeing Company for their generous support that allowed the NMSI AP Program to occur at FHS,” said NMSI Chief Academic Officer Gregg Fleisher.
Fairborn High School is proud to announce the following outstanding results:
2011-2012: Qualifying scores of a 3, 4, or 5 in Math, Science and English (43 students)
2012-2013 Qualifying scores of a 3, 4, or 5 in Math, Science and English (82 students)
And most importantly, Fairborn High School had a 91% increase in qualifying scores in 2012-2013. The event yesterday honored FHS Advanced Placement students and staff for their hard work and commitment to this outstanding program. Throughout the duration of the program, NMSI has more than doubled the number of students taking AP classes in math, science and English at participating schools. The schools in NMSI’s program make up just 2 percent of all schools in the United States but account for 7.5 percent of the county’s overall increase in qualifying math, science and English AP test scores.
Distinguished guests included: Fairborn High School AP Chemistry teacher, Phil Kirk, Fairborn High School AP Biology teacher, Tom Kirsch, Fairborn High School, Fairborn High School AP Physics Teacher, Vince Mosconi, Fairborn High School AP English teacher, Monika Arnold. Superintendent Dave Scarberry, Col. Cassie Barlow-WPAFB Base Commander, John Frederick, State and Local Government Operations director, The Boeing company, Mort Orlov, NMSI Senior Director, Fairborn Mayor Tom Nagel, Michael Uecker, Fairborn Board of Education member, Briana Hevert, Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Representative, Rick Perales, Shiela Wallace, Air Force Association, Dan Andrews, Educational Outreach office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Andrea Attaway-Young, School Liaison officer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Brian Roget, Ohio Department of Education Assistant Director of Curriculum.
Fairborn High School will continue this outstanding program and encourages all students to try Advanced Placement coursework and to work hard in the STEM disciplines. Fairborn High School in partnership with NMSI and the generosity of Boeing, will continue to provide professional development for advanced placement teachers and incentives for students to achieve in STEM.
About National Math and Science Initiative: NMSI, a non-profit organization, was launched in 2007 by top leaders in business, education, and science to transform education in the United States. NMSI has received national recognition for training K-12 teachers and improving student performance through the rapid expansion of these highly successful programs: NMSI's Comprehensive AP program, NMSI Teacher Training program, and UT Austin’s UTeach program. Inaugural funding for NMSI, was provided by the Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. For more information, visit www.nms.org. *Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board.
About Boeing: Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. Total company revenues for 2012 were $81.7 billion.