Ready Graduate

Ready Graduate: Preparing Students for Success

Metro Nashville Public Schools is committed to preparing all learners for a successful college and career pathway.  

To ensure all MNPS graduate are ready for college, career, and life, schools are measured each year on the types of courses, tests, and opportunities provided to students to get them ready for college, career, and life.  The Tennessee Department of Education's Ready Graduate indicator is a statewide accountability measurement that shows the percentage of students who are on-track for college and career success, as demonstrated by their enrollment in rigorous Early Postsecondary Opportunities (EPSOs) and their achievement scores on national exams like the ACT, SAT, or ASVAB. 

In order for a student to be considered a TN Ready Graduate, they must complete at least one of the following criteria:

  • ACT Composite Score of 21 or higher (SAT 1060 or higher)
  • Four EPSOs
  • Two EPSOs & Pass an Industry Credential
  • Two EPSOs & Earn a Qualifying Score on the ASVAB (Military Entrance Exam)

When students engage in rigorous instruction centered on their unique academic interests, students are more prepared to enter college and career with confidence.  Additionally, as they work toward being Ready Graduate, many MNPS graduates can enter college with enough credits to begin their sophomore year in college.

Read the Early Postsecondary webpage for a complete list of courses offered at each high school.