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Comprehensive Program Improves College & Career Readiness for Students

We’re very proud to announce the national results of the NMSI Comprehensive AP Program for the 2012-2013 academic year!  We are now in our fifth consecutive year of success for the program, and new academic performance data confirms that we are providing a dramatic increase in academic performance across the country.  NMSI schools have a desire to improve, and they have once again significantly raised the number of passing scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, at a rate that far exceeds the national average.  Here are some of the ...

Celebrating Excellence in Education

Earlier this year we announced the FIRST ever ‘NMSI School of the Year’ to be awarded alongside eight of our outstanding teachers. Last night, we had a very special awards dinner honoring these teachers for their hard work and the AMAZING results they had in their classrooms.  We wanted to share with you what a few teachers had to say: Irene Mahoney, AP Biology Teacher, Chelsea HS, Chelsea, Massachusetts – NMSI Teacher of the Year “I left the institute with new ideas of how to flip my classroom, with guided notes; ...

Supporting a Confident Future in the Rise of the STEM Workforce

This week there’s been a lot of talk about what we can do as a nation to peak students’ interest in STEM fields and provide them with the best education to prepare them to succeed in the competitive workforce. In the article, Regaining Our Lead in STEM education on Roll Call online, Tom Luce opined that one of the answers our nation might be turning to is immigration reform. Recently, lawmakers proposed we include high-skilled foreign workers to help us fill the need in STEM careers while also addressing ...

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