Seven of Metro High Schools' Academies of Nashville Earn National Ranking
Seven Academies of Nashville programs earned national accreditation from the National Career Academy Coalition, and five of the seven have been designated as model academies. Hillwood High School became the first high school in Nashville to earn model status for all of the school's academies - the Academy of Art, Design and Communications, the Academy of Business and Hospitality, and the Academy of Health Sciences. The Gaylord Entertainment Academy of Hospitality/The U.S. Community Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance, and the CMT Academy of Digital Design & Communication at McGavock High School also earned model status. Each of the model academies will be honored at the 2012 National Career Academy Conference, which will be held in Nashville November 8-10. In addition, the model academies will receive a $1000 check, listing on the national website, and a banner to display in the school.
To earn national certification, academies had to demonstrate success on 10 national standards during a formal evaluation. Teachers and business partners worked together to prepare for the national review process.