From Harford County Public Schools:
Please join Harford County Public Schools and the National Mathematics and Science Initiative (NMSI) for an Initiative for Military Families (IMF) Grant Kick-off Celebration on Monday, April 30, 2012, at the A.A. Roberty Building in the Board room at 10:00 a.m. to mark the beginning of the Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high schools Advanced Placement and Training grant initiative. NMSI National Director of the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program (APTIP) Gregg Fleisher, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Marilee Fitzgerald, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) U.S. Army CECOM Commanding General Major General Robert Ferrell, Board of Education of Harford County President Leonard Wheeler, Superintendent of Schools Robert Tomback, representatives from Boeing, among many other school system employees and Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high school students and staff, will be on site to celebrate the event.
The goals of the APTIP program are to increase the number of students enrolled in math, science, and English Advanced Placement (AP) courses. In addition, the program is designed to increase the number of students receiving qualifying scores of three or greater on the AP exams. The four-tiered program incorporates teacher support (high quality, content-focused teacher training in addition to teacher mentoring and vertical teaming), student support (encouraging open enrollment and academic tutoring and study sessions), incentive awards (awards for student and teacher performance), and program management (employing expert teams and strong partners) as the proven elements of success.
The overall goal of the IMF is to support children in America’s military families by providing consistent, quality coursework through NMSI’s APTIP. The IMF was launched in 2010 in four school sites and was expanded in fall 2011 to a total of 29 high schools in 10 states that are serving high concentrations of students from military families. Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high schools are the only two schools in Maryland to be awarded this opportunity.