We believe that all students can thrive in advanced academics if they have the right resources and support — especially if they are surrounded by supportive teachers and administrators who intentionally engage all students with practices that support the entire community.

Reaching Further

For more than a decade, NMSI has opened the door to high-quality STEM education for students across the country. 

Our work is possible because supporters like you believe in today’s students. Help us prepare the next generation of problem-solvers so they can take on the world’s toughest challenges.


Students supported
by NMSI programs 


teachers trained
by expert educators


schools transformed by the College Readiness Program

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A 2017 study found that having at least one Black teacher in 3rd through 5th grades increased Black students' interest in attending college by 29%. In 2020, NMSI launched HBCUTeach - a partnership with the UTeach Institute and UNCF and kicked off work with 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to increase the number of teachers of color in STEM courses.


Participation in advanced coursework in high school is a strong predictor of post-secondary success. Since 2016, schools engaged in our College Readiness Program have seen a 39% increase in AP enrollment – with a 76% increase for Black students. 


In just one year, NMSI’s College Readiness Program boosts student performance in AP math, science and English by five times the national average. In addition, students whose teachers use Laying the Foundation materials and instruction score significantly better on ACT Aspire™ math and reading assessments than their peers


"I felt like NMSI really taught me new things that I missed the first time we learned it with our regular teacher. And it helped to see a different perspective to approach different problems."
Anthony Munoz, student 
IDEA College Prep San Juan, TX
"For us, the biggest piece was a cultural change. That would not have been able to happen as quickly and to the same level as if we didn't have those professional developments and collaboration time and intervention."
April Ragland, Assistant Principal
Peters Township High School, PA
"I've never felt like I was just in this alone. I always felt like I had the resources that I needed, and that NMSI was always there for me, to help me be successful in the classroom."
Shona Brown, District Instructional Coach
Mesquite ISD, TX