Michael R. Null Middle school (NMS) is committed to not only meeting the academic needs of all students, but to focus on the whole child. NMS will begin offering the 21st Century After School Program on September 4th, 2018 servicing over 100 families in grades 6th-8th. The goal of the program, known as the StallionsMentoring and Reaching Teens (S.M.A.R.T. Academy), is to extend learning time for each student using a discovery learning approach through hands-on exploration. The after school program is the catalyst to assist in closing the achievement gap with a long range goal of decreasing the dropout rate and increasing academic performance.