2017 Academies of Nashville Award Nominees

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has announce the final category nominees for the 2017 Academies of Nashville Awards. In its seventh year, this event recognizes the hard work of individuals, smaller learning communities and companies playing an integral role in the success of the Academies model. Since 2010, more than 350 MNPS educators, administrators and […]

What Is Our Story?

From state take-over to national model.  During the 2006-2007 school year, the Academies of Nashville was only a dream– an ambitious, high school transformation effort that would bring together families, educators, and the community to improve our schools. Ten years later, that dream has come to fruition. Graduation rates have increased. Student attendance is at […]

Exploring Our Options

Job shadowing give students the opportunity to see the realities of a profession or industry and the connections between learning and the real world. Jacquelyn M. and Chassity S., students from Maplewood High School,  participated in a job shadow with the Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.  In this post, Jacquelyn and Cassity write about their experience. We learned many things in the […]

Cheers, Tears, and Celebrating Ten Years

This year is the Academies of Nashville 10-Year Anniversary! While we will be celebrating all year long, we hosted a special presentation at the December Administrative and Supervisory Meeting last week. Hear from students from each of the Academies of Nashville schools on how the academies have helped their pursue their college and career goals. […]

Championing Career Academies

Metro Schools was recognized by the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) for being a champion of the career academy model, marked by small learning communities, college-prep curriculum with career themes and partnerships with local employers, higher education institutions and the community. Several schools as well as community partners were honored at the NCAC conference held […]