National Math and Science Initiative: College Readiness Program

In 2017-18 school year, 10 SUHSD high schools received a three year grant from the Department of Defense (DOD) for the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program to dramatically increase student access to rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

SUHSD/NMSI high schools: Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista High School, Eastlake High School, Hilltop High School, Mar Vista High School, Montgomery High School, Olympian High School, Otay Ranch High School, Southwest High School, and Sweetwater High School.

*The above mentioned schools qualified to participate based on their enrollment of military connected students.

AP STEM Classes supported by NMSI-CRP grant: AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C:Mechanics, AP Environmental Science,

NMSI-CRP program presents three main elements of support; Student Support, Teacher Support, and School Support.

Image describing NMSI-CRP system of support

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Students currently taking AP STEM courses are encouraged to participate in three (3) Student Study Sessions per AP subject throughout the school year. Students that attend the study sessions experience NMSI quality trainers & materials, and are eligible to win $20 Amazon gift cards.

For the purposes of the Student Study Sessions and in order to serve all students taking AP STEM classes in all participating schools, high schools were grouped into three clusters:

  • Cluster #1: Otay Ranch HS, Southwest HS, & Sweetwater HS
  • Cluster #2: Chula Vista HS, Eastlake HS, & Hilltop HS
  • Cluster #3: Bonita Vista HS, Olympian HS, Montgomery HS, & Mar Vista HS