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NMSI Partner High Schools Recognized by Georgia State School Superintendent for Outstanding AP Performance

NMSI is pleased to share that four Houston County, Georgia high schools partnering with our College Readiness Program were recognized earlier this week by Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. Richard Woods for outstanding student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math Advanced Placement® courses.
 
Houston County High, Northside High, Veterans High, and Warner Robins High were named AP® STEM Achievement Schools for testing students in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and having at least 40 percent of tested students earn qualifying scores.
 
“We are very proud of our students and teachers for their outstanding success,” said Houston County superintendent of schools Dr. Mark Scott. “May 2014 was the first exam year influenced by the National Math and Science Initiative, which is tremendously impacting the growth and success of our AP Program.  We are grateful to Robins Air Force Base and DoDEA for this grant.”
 
 Students who earn a score of three or higher on AP exams may receive college credit at many colleges and universities across the country. Students who master AP courses in high school are three times more likely to graduate from college. For minority students, that multiplier is even greater: African-American and Hispanic students who succeed in AP courses are four times more likely to graduate from college.
 
Houston County High, Northside High, Veterans High, and Warner Robins High were among six schools that began three-year partnerships with NMSI’s College Readiness Program in the 2013-14 school year. These six schools saw a combined first-year increase in qualifying AP math, science, and English scores of 52 percent, increasing qualifying scores from 458 in the 2012-13 school year to 694 in the 2013-14 year. Their combined increase in qualifying scores accounted for 10 percent of the entire state’s increase in qualifying scores in 2014.
 
 NMSI’s College Readiness Program fosters sustained academic achievement in high schools across the nation by providing 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 and mentoring, and achievement-based awards for teachers and students.
 
 
 
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