U.S. Rep. Scott Visits Howard High's NMSI Program | News
U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, of Georgia’s 8th Congressional District, visited Howard High School recently to learn more about the school’s participation in the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). The program, sponsored by the Northrop-Grumman Foundation, prepares students to take Advance Placement (AP) exams by bringing tutors in for Saturday sessions. Scott spoke with seniors Delaney Doolittle and Timothy Lewis.
Doolittle said the teachers fly in to conduct the classes.
“The majority of the people teaching us have been AP graders and readers and so they can look at your practice tests and say, this is how I would have scored this comment and this is why," she said. "It’s been so helpful.”
Timothy Lewis said he’s confident the extra help has boosted his scores.
“One of the biggest benefits is personalized attention," he said. "The guest teachers tell you what you need to work on. You’re not just another number out there. You’re a person.”
Since the initiative began scores by Howard’s AP students have risen more than 150 percent.
Rep. Scott said those numbers are impressive.
“A lot of people are down on many things in the United States, including education, but when you go on the campuses and to the schools and meet young people like yourself, you know some things are being done right.”