YOUR CHOICE: Visit Metro high schools during the Academies of Nashville Showcases
Okay, parents. We know what you're thinking. Your young one isn't so young anymore, and - GULP - it's time to start thinking about high school. Don't worry. We can make this easier. The Academies of Nashville High School Showcases let you see exactly what Metro schools have to offer. They run throughout the month of October:
The Academies of Nashville enable students to learn through the lens of an academic theme in a personalized learning community. Through their Academy, students can prepare for life after graduation by getting college ready and exploring possible career fields. They are exposed to a multitude of college opportunities, industry skills and potential employers by way of classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing and internships.
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The Academies offer:
- Personalized learning environments for all students
- Engaging curriculum and instruction
- Advanced academics
- Preparation for college and high demand careers
- Parent and community involvement
- Practical work experience such as job shadowing and internships
- Opportunities for online courses, early college credit and professional certifications during high school
- Project-based learning across subjects
Several Academies have even been designated as National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) Model Academies.
Selecting the right high school is an important step for students and families in Nashville. More options are available than ever before, and the Optional Schools Application gives every family the ability to choose.
Eighth Grade Choice Day is Thursday, November 5. On this day, all eighth graders can make a choice of where they want to attend high school based on their individual interests.
But before you make a decision, visit the schools that interest you. Seeing schools in person is the single best way to make sure it is the right decision for your family.
Academy Showcases provide an opportunity to experience the school environment, learn more about the academic programs and talk with teachers, principals and current students.
For more information about the showcase or the application process for eighth graders entering high school, visit MNPS.org or call 615-259-INFO (4636). Even if you miss a showcase that interests you, call the school and ask to schedule a visit.