Deer Lakes

School District

National Math + Science Initiative


As one of the highest performing high schools in the state, it is our goal to continue to offer a rigorous breadth of coursework for ALL students. This means preparing more students for advanced academic work at the honors and Advanced Placement (AP) levels. Whether it is one class or many, participation in AP courses significantly improves a student’s college readiness. To help meet that goal, we have partnered with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to provide robust training for our staff and incentives to our students. Students will have access to the best instruction, additional tutoring, and monetary incentives.

National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI): NMSI is a national nonprofit organization that supports districts in developing college readiness through improving teacher effectiveness and student performance in critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. As part of a partnership with NMSI through the 2018-2019 School Year, students enrolled in math, science, technology, and English AP courses will receive additional support with extra tutoring sessions, administration/scoring of mock AP Exams and supplemental Saturday Study Sessions. In addition, NMSI will subsidize the fee of the AP Exam and provide monetary incentives for students that earn qualifying scores on the AP Exam. For more information about the NMSI organization, you can visit their website:

Three focused study sessions are offered for each AP subject in the content areas of English, math, and science. These sessions run from 8:00-12:30 and will include students from multiple districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Each session is run by state and national AP experts. Classroom teachers are invited to attend and observe these sessions. Transportation will be arranged by the district.

2016-2017 Saturday Study Sessions are listed below:
AP Science Study Sessions
 HOST: Penn Hills HS - 2/4; 3/4; 4/22 

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Courses: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics I; II; C, AP Environmental Science
AP Math Study Sessions
HOST: Kiski Area HS - 1/7; 3/18; 4/29

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Courses: AP Calculus AB; BC, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science A
AP English Study Sessions
HOST: Deer Lakes HS - 10/29; 1/28; 3/25 

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Courses: AP English Language, AP English Literature