2015 Academies of Nashville Award Nominees

We are excited to celebrate the 5th year for the Academies of Nashville Awards! The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce received more than 450 recommendations in 15 different categories. Every school was nominated at least once and eight schools had four or five nominations a piece. In partnership with the event sponsors, Altria, Interior Design […]

MNPS Named a District of Distinction

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools: The Academies of Nashville- Urban High School Transformation Originally posted at District Administration by Ariana Rawls Fine In 2006, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement the Smaller Learning Communities model in its comprehensive high schools. Public schools in Nashville were in […]

The United Project: A Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action

The Academies of Nashville, in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and the PENCIL Foundation, is announcing plans for a new initiative focused on creating pathways to success for youth in foster care called the United Project. This program is a Commitment to Action for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America annual meeting, […]

Ford Hub awards $37,000 in grants

Every year, the Academies of Nashville has visitors from all across the country who are interested in learning about the career academy model. These visitors come from all over the country and spend three days learning about all aspects of our schools. Over the years, these visits have generated thousands of dollar for our schools. […]

“Preparing Students for College, Career, and Life”

By Susan Cowley University of Tennessee- Knoxville   Metro Nashville Public Schools prepares students for “college, career, and life.” It’s a part of the vision statement for Nashville’s school district, but how exactly does this happen? One method involves students receiving industry related professional certifications before high school graduation. Students in the Academies of Nashville […]