What Our School Offers
- Building Big Partnerships with WGBH, WNPT and ASCE
- ENCORE Early Enrichment for Identification
- ENCORE Invention Convention
- ENCORE Schoolwide
- Enrichment at King's Lane, Bellshire, Napier, Glenn, Fall-Hamilton, Bordeaux
- Hands-On Chemistry
- Integrated Technology
- Park Avenue, Buena Vista, Warner, Caldwell and Kirkpatrick
- School Without Walls
- Voyage of the Mimi I & II
What Makes Our School Unique?
The ENCORE Program is offered one-half day each week as a co-curricular general education learning experience for intellectually gifted or academically talented students. Because participation is optional, the district does not provide transportation. Classes are center-based in geographic clusters to facilitate parents' transportation arrangements.
- The Preschool-aged Gifted Program is a special education opportunity for intellectually gifted children.
- Enhanced Option and Design Center ENCORE Classes for grades PreK-4 are housed at Bellshire, Buena Vista, Robert E. Lillard, Kirkpatrick, Park Avenue, Glenn, Napier, Fall-Hamilton, Warner, Caldwell and Bordeaux.
- ENCORE Early Identification (EID) offers opportunities for language enrichment and the development of high level thinking abilities to students in targeted schools.
- Grade K-4 ENCORE, staffed by four itinerate teachers of gifted students, is centered at Eakin, Edison, Granbery, Harpeth Valley, Jones, Julia Green, Andrew Jackson, Dodson, Hull-Jackson, Westmeade, Precy Priest, Sylvan Park, Stanford, and Carter-Lawrence.
- ENCORE centers service grades 5 &6 are located at Bellevue, Croft, DuPont Hadley, Edison, John Early, East Literature, Haynes, Head, H.G. Hill, Meigs, Oliver, Shayne, Stanford, Two Rivers and West End.
- An innovative technology initiative enhances all classes
School Zone and Pathway
The ENCORE Program serves gifted and talented students in pre-kindergarten through grade six throughout Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Academically talented students achieve a stanine average of 8 in composite reading and math, an academic average of A or B, and a score two standard deviations above the mean on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test.
PENCIL & Community Partners
- Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
- Vanderbilt University Medical center Program in Developmental Biology
- EPAC (ENCORE Parent Advisory Council) involves parents in all aspects of the ENCORE Program improvement, and understanding the nature/needs of their children
- Parents as Teachers have presented classes on: computer technology, photography, cooking, Native Americans, sailing, oceanography, songwriting and recording, cultural diversity, sculpture, geology, camping, scuba diving, medicine, engineering and archaeology
- Community Resources integrated across the ENCORE curriculum include the Adventure Science Center, Belle Meade Plantation, Travellers Rest, Mansker's Station, The Hermitage, Old Hickory Dam, the State Department of Archaeology, the Nashville Public Library, Fisk University, Juvenile Court, Warner Park Nature Center, Tennessee Wildlife Reserve, Long Hunter State Park, Cumberland River Camp, the Parthenon, TPAC and Vanderbilt University Medical Center