Academies of Nashville Stratford STEM High School

Freshman Academy of the Year award goes to Stratford High School

Stratford STEM Magnet High School‘s Freshman Academy was named Freshman Academy of the Year at the 2012 Academies of Nashville Awards. The Freshman Academies are part of a larger effort to create a high school structure that supports learning and college preparation by grouping students into smaller learning communities. Stratford’s Freshman Academy encourages students to […]

Nashville Arts Magazine shines spotlight on Hillwood

The May 2012 issue of Nashville Arts Magazine profiled the exciting activity that is going on at Hillwood High School‘s Academy of Art, Design, and Communications. Coby Ginsburg, a team leader in the Academy, writes about how students are pursuing their interests in the arts in a collaborative environment while also supporting the extracurricular events […]

Teacher Team Externship with The Hermitage

The Academies of Nashville provide students with meaningful, hands-on learning in context. Inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning are important for the Academies’ goal of teaching students how to think critically and creatively to solve problems in the classroom and real world. To bring these ideas to MNPS classrooms, academy partners in Nashville have joined forces with the Academies of Nashville to educate teachers […]

Investing in America’s Future plan praises academy model

President Obama’s administration and the United States Department of Education have proposed a strategy for educational policy that prioritizes rigor and relevance in America’s schools. The plan is Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education (the full document is quite long, so feel free to glance through the summary). The plan calls on […]

Investing in America’s Future and the Academies of Nashville

President Obama’s administration and the United States Department of Education have proposed a strategy for educational policy that prioritizes rigor and relevance in America’s schools. The plan is Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education (the full document is quite long, so feel free to glance through the summary). The […]