ODU, NSU involved in residential academy for high schoolers

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Associated Press

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

LEXINGTON (AP) -- Four universities are teaming up with the Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics Academy to establish a residential academy for high school students.

Virginia Military Institute announced its participation in the partnership Monday. The other schools are Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University.

VMI says Fort Monroe in Hampton has been identified as a potential site for the academy. It's expected to open in 2014 and eventually have about 1,000 students in grades nine through 12.

A summer academy for students in grades six through eight also is planned.

VMI's faculty will assist in developing curriculum and grant writing.

AP-WF-11-26-12 1413GMT

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