National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the Texas Instruments Foundation are partnering with Garland ISD to implement the NMSI College Readiness Program for four GISD schools.

The goal of the program is to increase student participation and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) math, science, and English exams.

Participating schools

  • Garland High School
  • Lakeview Centennial High School
  • Naaman Forest High School
  • North Garland High School
  • Rowlett High School
  • Sachse High School
  • South Garland High School

The program is open to all students in participating high schools who are eligible for AP classes.

Components of the program

  • Student Performance Incentives - per qualifying score on AP math, science and English exams
  • AP Exam Fee Support
  • AP Prep Sessions
  • AP Mentoring
  • Mock exams and mock reading and scoring service
  • Resources, equipment and materials to support AP math, science and English classrooms
  • Extensive content-based training for Pre-AP and AP math, science, and English teachers
  • AP Teacher Performance Incentives - per qualifying score on AP math, science and English exams
  • AP Teacher Bonus - for meeting NMSI course goal
  • Administrator/Campus Bonus - for meeting NMSI goal

Program Background

GISD's participation in the program will run from the 2014-15 school year through the 2017-18 school year and is made possible through funding from the Texas Instruments Foundation.

NMSI, a non-profit organization, was launched in 2007 by top leaders in business, education, and science to transform education in the United States. NMSI has received national recognition for training K-12 teachers and improving student performance through rapid expansion of several highly successful programs.

The NMSI AP Program, now known as the NMSI College Readiness Program, dramatically increases the number of students taking and passing AP math, science, and English exams, and expands access to traditionally underrepresented students.