Academy partnership: Dialysis Clinic, Inc. and Glencliff High School
The Academies of Nashville depend on dedicated community partners to enrich classroom learning, provide real-world learning opportunities such as job shadowing and internships, and support the success of our high school students.Creating meaningful business engagement in education improves the quality of our schools and prepares students for college and careers in high-demand industries. Local businesses create partnerships with an Academy to provide dynamic opportunities for our students.
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Science and Research at Glencliff High School have created one of the strongest partnerships in MNPS. This partnership won Academy Partnership of the Year in the thematic area of Health at the 2012 Academies of Nashville Awards. Dialysis Clinic, Inc. is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide dialysis and other healthcare services to patients who otherwise might not be able to afford care. Incorporated in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. has given over $188 million to medical research initiatives. The company operates over 200 dialysis clinics serving over 13,000 patients in 27 states.
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. is helping to create innovative opportunities for students to explore their interests and talents by making meaningful connections between academic learning and application of knowledge. They give students the chance to apply their learning in a healthcare setting where they are able to serve patients with end-stage renal disease. Dialysis Clinic, Inc. supports classroom work, field trips, job shadowing, and paid summer internships. The company also plays to continue working with the Garden Club, which provides fresh fruits and vegetables to dialysis patients free of charge. Dialysis Clinic, Inc. even has a partnership coordinator on staff dedicated to working with the Academy of Medical Science and Research at Glencliff.