Antioch students job shadow at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Antioch High School students from the Academy of Teaching and Service enjoyed the opportunity to job shadow at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on March 13, 2012. The students who attended learned about what the Frist offers to its audiences, the organization’s missions, and how each department operates. The Frist Center invited the students […]

Middle Tennessee STEM Hub will foster real-world learning

The Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub is mandated to enhance real-world learning for students at all grade levels by building and engaging a network of community partners in the business world and higher education. The Hub will encourage collaboration and conversation between public schools, businesses, colleges, and universities in order to better understand the needs […]

Stratford a crucial piece of Middle Tennessee STEM Hub

Stratford STEM Magnet High School is playing a vital role in Tennessee’s state-wide efforts to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Stratford is a major part of the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, a program designed to support students with rigorous STEM instruction, engage adults in a professional learning community, […]

Tennessean article recognizes Academies’ role in declining dropout rate

Julie Hubbard’s article “Nashville school district sees decline in dropout rate” credits nontraditional schools, such as the Academy at Old Cockrill, and the Academies of Nashville with the significant decline in the dropout rate in MNPS high schools. The article points out that Nashville’s dropout rate in 2007 was seven percent; last year, it was […]

Required Reading: liberal arts and technical training

The “Required Reading” series on the Academies of Nashville blog brings interesting and informative articles on contemporary educational issues to the attention of the Nashville community. The Academies of Nashville are at the forefront of education reform in the United States, and it is important that our community be aware of emerging issues and debates […]