Academies of Nashville Remote Learning Plan

新皇冠体育盘口The Academies of Nashville will bring career fairs, field trips, college visits into the remote learning environment

The Academies of Nashville新皇冠体育盘口 are known for showing MNPS high school students what the world beyond graduation can look like: college, work, careers, responsibilities, opportunities. 

That won’t change in the virtual learning environment MNPS will shift to at the start of the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 4.  

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The Academies of Nashville are offered at the district’s 12 zoned high schools, serving about 15,000 students. Donna Gilley, the program’s director, said they’ve continued working with more than 350 business partners to make sure students can do virtually what they’ve always done in person.  

That means virtual and interactive career fairs, industry field trips, job shadowing, guest speakers, mock interviews, and even college visits will remain a big part of students’ experiences.  

“Our partners have been wonderful, and they’re reaching out every day to say, ‘How can I help you?’ ” Gilley said. “I know they will pivot to keep providing students a great experience.” 

A Celebrated Model

The Academies started in the 2006-07 school year and have become an international model for other school districts with their mix of traditional academics and career and technical education.  

 Sally Spear, academy coach at  which has academies in health sciences, engineering, marketing, and information technology that serve 2,100 students, said the business partners there are “just as invested as they’ve ever been,” and new partners are coming on board. 

“It will be the same career and technical experience for students,” Spear said. “It will just look a little different.” 

Back to School 2020-21

MNPS plans to return to in-person learning as soon as it’s safe to do so but will continue to offer a virtual environment for students who aren’t comfortable returning to their school buildings immediately.  Visit our Back to School新皇冠体育盘口 page to learn more.