New College Readiness Program

Posted On: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This morning, the York County School Division and Langley Air Force Base announced a new partnership with an evidence-based, rigorous national STEM instruction program. The partnership is funded through a grant from the US. Department of Defense, worth up to $592,000, to provide a two-year College Readiness Program from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

This College Readiness Program will be offered at Grafton and York high schools initially and will provide comprehensive, content-specific training, mentoring, instructional materials, and ready-to-use classroom and lab materials for teachers, as well as expert-led study sessions, materials, supplies and mock assessments for students. The purpose of the grant is to increase the number of students taking and excelling in college-level math, science, and English classes.

"We know that a strong foundation is math and science is key to student success in high-demand STEM career fields," said Dr. Victor Shandor, division superintendent. "We are very excited for the opportunities that this new partnership will give our students to advance their skills and knowledge in this area."

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