Promising Scholars Summer Program

Registration Starts February 18 for Promising Scholars Summer Learning Program
Posted on 02/15/2022
Student in Promising Scholars summer camp class

Fun and free academic enrichment will be available again this summer across Nashville and Davidson County for Metro Nashville Public Schools students.

The Promising Scholars program returns June 2 through June 30 at nearly 60 school sites for students entering grades K to 12 in August. student looking at frog in bowl

Optional registration starts Friday, February 18, and continues through March 31 for Promising Scholars, which offers students a fun, free experience and includes breakfast, lunch and transportation each day. Some sites also will offer after-care.

Each Promising Scholars site will feature a mix of classroom learning; science, technology and art activities; physical activity, and other fun experiences. The program has a full-day schedule for rising kindergarteners through eighth-graders and a half-day for rising ninth- through 12th-graders, allowing time for summer jobs.


  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for grades K to 5
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades 6 to 8
  • 7 to 11 a.m. for grades 9 to 12.


More details about Promising Scholars and registration are available on the Promising Scholars page.

“Summer learning programs are a great way to provide students with a rigorous academic experience coupled with fun learning opportunities in a smaller group setting, all at no cost to families,” Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle said. “Promising Scholars is open to all students and is a great opportunity to accelerate learning progress, whether your students need additional academic support or just love learning and want to extend the school year another month!”

Academic Support and Enrichment

Although academic work will not be graded, elementary and middle school students in Promising Scholars will have an opportunity to get caught up academically before the 2022-23 school year begins. All students will work on subjects and areas specific to their individual academic needs.

High School Students

In addition to ACT prep and enrichment opportunities through Promising Scholars, high school students can register for credit recovery options this summer. Registration for credit recovery begins April 22. 

There also are summer programs for high school exceptional education students and high school English Learners. High school students should check with their school counselors for details.

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