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Focus on Military Families

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) launched an initiative to transform schools for students in military families in 2010 to ensure that these students have access to high-quality, college-level instruction wherever their families are based.

Almost two million young people in America have a parent serving in the military today. Separation from loved ones, concerns about safety and frequent transfers can be particularly difficult for military-connected students, so continuity in any aspect of their lives, such as education, is essential.

The National Math and Science Initiative is meeting these challenges head-on through expansion of its proven College Readiness Program to military-connected schools across the country. NMSI has already partnered with 160 military-connected schools across the country and will expand that reach to 200 schools over the next two years. These schools serve the children of personnel at more than 75 military installations in 33 states.

After just one year of the College Readiness Program, students in NMSI’s military-connected partner schools show a 66 percent increase in qualifying AP math, science, and English scores—more than 10 times the national average.

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