12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606  Phone: (757) 591-4500

 

 

NNPS Abbreviation Guide

AP

Advanced Placement, a program administered by the College Board. Students earn college credit for successfully completing AP classes.

AVID

Advancement via Individual Determination, a program to help students who traditionally are underrepresented in post-secondary education prepare for college.

CHROME

Cooperating Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering, a program to encourage students who are underrepresented in math, science, engineering, and technology to pursue studies and careers in these fields. CHROME is a regional partnership of universities, school divisions, federal labs, business, and professionals. CHROME clubs in every school are an important part of Newport News’s emphasis on boosting student achievement in math and science.

ECC

Early Childhood Center, one of three centers serving four-year olds in the First Step program.

ED

Emotionally disturbed, a category of special education.

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages, a program to serve children who do not speak English as their native tongue. Individual Education Program, an individual written plan developed by parents, student, and educators for each student receiving special education services. The plan identifies the student’s needs and the program to meet them.

IEP

Individual Education Program, an individual written plan developed by parents, student, and educators for each student receiving special education services. The plan identifies the student’s needs and the program to meet them.

ILA

Integrated Language Arts, a term used to refer to the English curriculum in grades K- 8.

LD

Learning disabled, a category of special education.

MR

Mentally retarded, a category of special education.

PEEP

Program for Educating Exceptional Preschoolers, which serves disabled and developmentally delayed preschool children.

SCOT

Service Center for Operations and Transportation, home to transportation, food service, warehouse, and some personnel operations, located off Jefferson Avenue.

SMART

School Management and Resource Team, a program to monitor and track behavior problems and ensure safe and orderly schools.

SPH

Severely and profoundly handicapped, a category of special education.

SSC

Staff Support Center, home to human resources, technology, training labs, and other support services, located at Warwick Boulevard and Wellesley Drive.

STEP

Student and Teacher Excellence Program, a comprehensive program to strengthen math and science education and to reduce the disparity between minority and white students in participation in advanced math and science courses

TAG

Talented and Gifted, a program for academically advanced students.

Title I

Title I of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which funds programs to serve children who are educationally at risk.