NMSI’s Military Families Mission puts a special focus on communities, schools and students in military-impacted communities, and ensures high-quality STEM education, no matter where duty calls.  

Laying the Foundation

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On the Move

Military-connected students move an average of six to nine times while they're in elementary and secondary school. Through our College Readiness Program, NMSI leverages the College Board's proven Advanced Placement framework, preserving local control and creating consistent learning across all schools. That means students are on pace from their first day in a new school and that makes all those moves just a little easier.

Immediate Results

After one year in NMSI's CRP, students at military-impacted schools average a 45% increase in mastery of college-level concepts in math and science — compared to the national average increase of 5.6%. That increase is 81.5% for Black students, 34% for Latinos and 38.4% for females.

Dedicated Service

As a member of the U.S. Department of Defense STEM Education Consortium, NMSI is committed to helping the department improve access for all students to pursue STEM careers and to consider Defense laboratories as places of employment. 

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"When you have an advanced placement course, you don't really have to worry as much about the transition, because it's nationwide. So, our kids can jump right in to the course that they left behind and do well."
Josephine Juarez, Principal
Veterans Memorial High School, TX
Near Naval Air Station Corpus Christi 

“I was very fortunate to move to Grovetown for the exact three years that NMSI was there. They provided really good support for my AP classes.
Christina Toler, student
Grovetown High School, GA
Near Fort Gordon Army Base
"When you're constantly moving, you don't necessarily know what curriculum you're getting. But here, you're getting an approved curriculum by colleges - not just what your state thought."
James Wilkinson, AP Biology teacher
Carlisle High School, PA
Near Carlisle Barracks
"It has just changed my life. It has changed my way of teaching. It's changed my understanding, it's changed how I teach math, it's just, I can't express how grateful I am to NMSI because it really put me on a different level."
Mary Beth Lawhorn, Calculus teacher
Desert High School, CA
Near Edwards Air Force Base