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More NEWPORT NEWS students are
NNPS students are making progress
on SOL tests
Eight elementary schools saw mathematics test scores rise by 15 to 24 percentage points. In addition, 18 schools improved performance in two to three SOL test subjects.
STEM in NNPS
NNPS is uniquely designed to benefit from the high concentration of STEM-related careers in the region. Newport News Shipbuilding alone estimates that it will hire 10,000 people in the next several years to fill new jobs and replace retiring employees. NASA Langley, Jefferson Lab, Canon-Virginia, area military facilities and numerous government contractors in this region offer a wealth of STEM career opportunities for qualified job-seekers.
Construction of the Magruder STEM Academy is Underway
With the Magruder Elementary Discovery STEM Academy,
Highlights of Academic Success
Advanced Placement Courses. The school division offers more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than any other school district or private school on the Peninsula. AP courses are open to all; students with qualifying grades may earn college credit. Nearly 2,000 high school students took 3,330 AP courses during the 2013-2014 school year.
Industry Certifications. Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are designed around industry standards to ensure high-quality instruction for high-wage, high-demand and high-skill careers. CTE courses prepare NNPS students to earn more than a dozen industry certifications. In 2014, NNPS students earned 1,552 industry certifications, 489 more than the previous year, accelerating access to technical, high-skilled careers.
Early College. High school seniors may earn up to 19 semester hours of college credit prior to high school graduation in this unique partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College. During their senior year, students complete their high school course work during the first semester and attend TNCC during the second semester. Through Early College and other dual enrollment opportunities, nearly 900 high school students were enrolled in college coursework last school year.
Achievement. An integrated approach to literacy and math instruction is preparing students for success. The number of second-graders reading on grade level increased to 80% and more students (45%) are completing Algebra by eighth-grade.
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