McGavock High School Names Aegis Sciences Corporation Academy of Health Science and Law

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Officials from Aegis Sciences Corporation, McGavock High School and the Academies of Nashville gathered last week to celebrate the official naming of the Aegis Sciences Corporation Academy of Health Science and Law.

The Aegis leadership team has been involved with the Academies of Nashville since the program's early development. Out of a desire to be good corporate citizens and support youth education in science and technology, they formed a partnership with their neighbors at McGavock High School. Throughout this partnership, Aegis has hosted numerous job shadowing days, speakers at the school, hosted Laboratory Boot Camp, and helped develop curriculum for the Academy of Health Science and Law.

Aegis Aegis  Sciences Corporation, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a  forensic toxicology and healthcare sciences laboratory, providing science - driven testing and consulting services for clients, such as professional and amateur sports organizations, leading college and university athletic programs, medical examiners, Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare providers and government agencies throughout the United States.

Metro Nashville Public Schools Metropolitan  Nashville Public Schools is the nation’s 42nd largest district, preparing more than 83,000 students to  excel in higher education, work and life. With the goal of being the first choice for Nashville’s families, Metro Schools is committed to providing a high quality education to every student. The district is earning a national reputation for urban school reform, its commitment to social and emotional learning and rising academic achievement, and currently ranks in the top 27 percent of districts in the state for academic performance. Its new strategic plan, Education2018: Excellence for Every Student, sets the goal of becoming the nation’s top performing urban school system by 2018. The governing body for Metro Schools is the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education, a nine - member elected body. For more information, visit www.mnps.org.