Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, Inc. (VASS) is 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization founded in 2007 and based in Halifax County, Virginia. VASS forms partnerships and networks to address important educational challenges and advance strategies that foster college preparation and workforce development, particularly in STEM and health (STEM-H) occupational fields. VASS, Inc. is supported by a Board of Directors representing Virginia business and industry and the education community.

In its 10-year history, VASS, Inc. has garnered more than $27 mil in federal grant funds and private-sector funding for STEM-H related education initiatives serving the state of Virginia. Signature initiatives include serving as the state affiliate for the National Math and Science Initiative, developing the Rural Math Excel Partnership through a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) U.S. Department of Education grant, and developing the Rural Math Innovation Network under a second i3 grant. To learn more about the history and current work of VASS, Inc., please visit our website at: