Five more high schools to benefit from NMSI College Readiness Program

In a special ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana Sept. 15, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) was presented a $4 million Department of Defense grant to implement the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program in five more VBCPS high schools: Cox, Kempsville, Landstown, Ocean Lakes and Princess Anne. VBCPS previously received three-year NMSI grants to implement the program at Green Run and Salem high schools in 2011, and at Bayside, Kellam and Tallwood high schools in 2012.

Through a combination of student, teacher and school supports, the NMSI College Readiness Program aims to increase the number of students taking and exceling in college-level math, science and English classes, with an emphasis on traditionally underrepresented students. Content-specific professional learning for teachers and Advanced Placement exam subsidies and study sessions for students are among the supports

NMSI, launched in 2007, has been formally serving schools educating the children of uniformed active-duty military personnel since 2010. There are approximately 2,066 military dependents among the 9,500 students enrolled at the five high schools the 2017 grant will support.

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