Discover mnps schools
Join PENCIL and Metro Schools on a Discover MNPS school tour to see for yourself the great academic strides happening in our district.
Upcoming Discover MNPS Events:
Discover MNPS is a new campaign created in collaboration with MNPS’ community partner PENCIL to introduce community members to neighborhood schools and the impactful work taking place in public education. Discover MNPS invites members of the community to tour facilities, meet teachers and staff members, and see the learning process in action by visiting classrooms.
Discover MNPS tours are held four times a year. Each tour location will be in a different school and cluster visitors can learn about the district’s diverse academic offerings and unique school cultures.
Before your tour, learn more about Metro Schools
MNPS students can choose from a range of academic and creative programs. MNPS offers numerous Pre-K classes, as well as specialty high schools designed to help students prepare for college, career and life. For the 2018-19 school year, MNPS is offering its first Early College High School Program, which enrolled students can fast track their college plans or begin building a career by earning a high school diploma and college associate degree by the 12th grade – at no cost to families. Gifted and talented students participate in the ENCORE program, which provides additional enrichment. MNPS high schools have implemented career and theme-based academies to provide rigorous and specialized learning opportunities for students as well as AP and advanced academic courses. MNPS is undertaking a teaching and learning transformation in each of our middle schools. Starting with the 2017-18 school year, MNPS will implement STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum into all middle schools.
What else is new this year at MNPS?
METRO SCHOOLS PLANS FOR ITS FIRST EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
Next year, MNPS will offer a groundbreaking magnet program for high schoolers that will be offered at the NSCC campus. Early College students will have the opportunity to graduate with an Associate of Science in Information Technology – helping prepare them for an in-demand industry in Nashville.
CITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE NASHVILLE LITERACY COLLABORATIVE
For the first time, civic, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations have come together to address literacy in Nashville. The group, the Nashville Literacy Collaborative (NLC), has created an actionable, measurable plan to double the number of third-graders who read on grade level by 2025 through the “Blueprint for Early Childhood Success.”
MNPS Awarded $15 million federal magnet grant
Metro Schools has been awarded a highly competitive federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant from the Department of Education for $15 million to be used over the next five years. The district will use the grant to create new magnet programs in five elementary schools.
CROFT MIDDLE IMPLEMENTS A NEW VIRTUAL ZOO TO ENHANCE STEAM TEACHING AND LEARNING
Metro Schools announced an exciting new public-private partnership at Croft Middle Design Center that expands its 15-year partnership with the Nashville Zoo. Along with T-Mobile, Vanderbilt University’s Center for Science Outreach, Dell Computers and Discovery Education, the school has created a Virtual Zoo learning concept that integrates technology to allow students to monitor animals and solve advanced problems in zoo keeping and zoology from the classroom. This partnership supports our new STEAM curriculum.
CMA FOUNDATION CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO MUSIC EDUCATION
The CMA Foundation celebrated a long-standing commitment to Metro Schools, awarding a $1 million grant to support initiatives aimed at strengthening music education programs and music teacher support in classrooms across the city. The grant goes directly toward providing instruments and teacher support impacting more than 86,000 local students. In addition, country singer Hunter Hayes donated $100,000 to renovate the Nashville School of the Arts music room.