Ear to ear smiles were seen as over 100 plus students and alumni, 174 to be exact were recognized on Wednesday, October 31st, for the NMSI cash reward. For each test passed, with a score of 3 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 on the AP math, science or English tests, students received $100. The social studies department was also recognized for their 2018 TEA extraordinary academic achievement.
Rowlett High School participates with the National Math and Science Initiative, which works to expand access to challenging coursework and improve student achievement. With millions of students lacking access to the rigorous math and science classes that will equip them with problem solving skills, RHS takes a serious approach to critical thinking and collaboration skills in order for students to thrive, regardless of what career path they choose.
District Superintendent Ricardo Lopez along with the GISD board members attended the pep rally to congratulate students. As well, the Silver Rhythm Dancers, cheerleaders and band performed.
“NMSI works to expand access to challenging coursework and improve student achievement through proven programs that consistently produce measurable and lasting results. We partner with schools and districts nationwide to provide extraordinary training and support for teachers and to give students the resources they need to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills that will propel them throughout their lives.” http://www.nms.org/About-Us
Over $24,000 in rewards were given away.