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We inspire our students to their highest level of learning.

So what does NMSI offer AP students in STEm areas?

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The Power of the 2 - What does that mean?

Our work with NMSI has helped us learn about "The Power of the 2". Research states that students receiving a score of a "2" are just as prepared as students receiving a "3" on an AP exam for longitudinal college success. These students all learn grit, perseverance, organizational skills and self-advocacy required for success in higher learning and the workforce. See data reinforcing this concept below.
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There are excellent perks to enrolling in STEM AP course at Cole. See some of those below.
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Students Celebrating Learning After Study Sessions!

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Student Study Session Information

  1. Each subject is provided three student study sessions. Each study session covers different topics based on the information students learn throughout the school year, so it is important to attend each one.
  2. These sessions are review opportunities for students to internalize learned information and practice applying a single-subject mindset for a four hour period - the same period of time students receive to take the AP exam at the end of the school year. The learning and networking that takes place is invaluable for student success and content mastery.
  3. Students are required to register for sessions through Eventbrite 30-days before the event date. This can be done in class with the AP teacher.
  4. Transportation for sessions is provided by Cole. Permission slips must be signed by parents to specify travel plans.
  5. Students are provided refreshments, pizza and opportunities for prize giveaways during the event.


The following are event notices for the first of each subject's sessions. A full schedule follows.

English Student Study Session

Saturday, Jan. 27th, 9am-1pm

3000 North Foster Road

San Antonio, TX

School busses will transport students to and from the event.

Math Student Study Session

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 9am-1pm

9142 Farm to Market Road 78

Converse, TX

Science Student Study Session

Saturday, March 3rd, 9am-1pm

3000 North Foster Road

San Antonio, TX

Student Study Session Schedules

English - Language and Literature

All events at Wagner High School

  • October 14, 2017
  • January 27, 2018
  • March 24, 2018



Math - Calculus and Computer Science

All events at Judson High School

  • December 2, 2017
  • February 10, 2018
  • April 7, 2018



Science - Chemistry and Physics

All events at Wagner High School

  • January 20, 2018
  • March 3, 2018
  • April 21, 2018

Mock Exams to Prepare for the Future

Along with the second round of student study sessions, students will participate in Mock Exam sessions for each participating AP course to increase their time on task and build their capacity for a higher AP exam grade. Students can use their scores to gauge closeness to qualifying college readiness scores. Teachers will use this information to plan their approaches for the final stretch of instruction and identify ways to improve their practice to better serve our military children.


Mock Exams will take place at the District Professional Development Center from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the selected date.



  • English Language and Composition ---- January 31, 2018
  • English Literature and Composition ---- January 31, 2018
  • Calculus AB/BC ---- February 28, 2018
  • Chemistry ----- March 5, 2018
  • Physics ---- March 9, 2018
  • Computer Science ---- March 9, 2018

Cole Site Coordinators

If you have any questions about study sessions, please contact one of the following coordinators.

Mrs. Mariel Gaitan-Martinez

AP English Language and Literature Teacher

Mr. Jason Cottrell

AP Calculus AB and BC Teacher