College Readiness Program

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NMSI’s College Readiness Program raises the academic bar for high schools nationwide. Our aim is to advance STEM education for all students, especially those furthest from opportunity. By expanding access to rigorous coursework, students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed after graduation. 

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Through student, teacher and schools supports, this three-year program dramatically increases the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on Advanced Placement math, science and English exams. NMSI has a proven track record of improving results for traditionally underrserved and female students. In addition, AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP exams are more likely to earn a college degree on time, which can save students and families both time and money.

To date, the College Readiness Program has reached more than 1,400 public high schools across 36 states and D.C. and produced unparalleled positive student outcomes across a variety of settings — urban and rural, disadvantaged and affluent, traditional and charter. Through its Military Families Mission, NMSI is also ensuring that students of our nation’s service members have access to consistent, high-quality educational opportunities whenever or wherever their families may be transferred.


CRPSI is a four-day, course-specific training that includes content support, assessment strategies and curricular units adapted to local context, STEM advocacy and leadership development. For summer 2020, CRP trainings will be offered online


  • Teachers: Comprehensive, content-specific training, mentoring and ready-to-use classroom and lab materials 
  • Students: Expert-led online supports, lab and classroom supplies and AP exam fee subsidies
  • Schools: Academic and program experts, shared goal setting and performance analysis 


The College Readiness Program boosts AP performance in partner schools by 10 times the national average after just one year and produces continued positive results over three years.

See Our Impact and Research pages for more examples  of the positive impact CRP has on student outcomes, and the growing body of research that supports the program’s effectiveness.
Percentage Increase in AP Qualifying Scores in Math, Science and English
After One Year of CRP


After Three Years of CRP


Hear from students, teachers and administrators about how the College Readiness Program is transforming student lives and school cultures: