Academics

Academics

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) students have the opportunity to take one or more, online, high school or middle school courses while attending their school of primary enrollment (on a part-time basis). A learner may also enroll, on a full-time basis, completing middle school or earning a high school diploma completely online at MNPS Virtual School.

Our school combines a rigorous academic program with extensive learning support to create an extraordinary online experience. MNPS Virtual School’s regarded faculty of virtual teacher-scholars are highly qualified and thoroughly educated in the fields they instruct in. Further, we offer low student-to-teacher ratios reinforcing a culture of achievement and support.

MNPS Virtual School currently offers several focused pathways for our full-time students desiring to graduate from our institution. Learners may enroll in The Virtual Academy of Business& Technology and complete a focused area of study in business, coding, entrepreneurship, or   web design. Students may also complete an Advanced Placement (AP) pathway. Additionally, in partnership with Nashville State Community College (NSCC), full-time students may complete all Dual Enrollment (DE) courses as an area of focused study. Further, not only are the above offerings available for our full-time students, but part-time learners as well. 



Advanced Placement Courses & Pathway Option

MNPS Virtual School is excited to offer full-time and part-time v-students the opportunity to take advantage of CollegeBoard approved Advanced Placement (AP) courses. v-Learners earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admissions process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring v-teacher-scholars. Make no mistake about it, MNPS Virtual School ‘s AP courses are rigorous and v-students should be prepared to commit ten (10) to fifteen (15) hours of online learning, per week, per course. The only difference between an online AP course and one offered in a brick-and-mortar school is the online delivery method.  All AP courses offered are CollegeBoard approved and may be transferred to any other Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) high school for fulfillment of graduation requirements. For full-time v-students, MNPS Virtual School even offers an AP focused pathway of study!

To learn which AP courses are currently being offered by MNPS Virtual School, please see our v-Course Catalog. Questions regarding AP options at our school can be directed to Mrs. Adrienne McNew, Dean of v-Student Affairs, via telephone at (615) 463-0188 (Ext. 3920) or via email to adrienne.mcnew@mnps.org.


Dual Enrollment / Dual credit courses & pathway options

MNPS Virtual School has a long-standing partnership with Nashville State Community College (NSCC) affording full-time juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in Dual Enrollment (DE) options and the ability to earn college credit. MNPS Virtual School also offers several Dual Credit (DC) options. Both opportunities allow v-students to work towards a college degree, while still pursuing a high school diploma, and encourages post-secondary education and the acceleration of post-secondary attainment. Moreover, this collaborative allows v-learners the opportunity to take all college courses, online, and in a similar format and structure to that of MNPS Virtual School! The Dual Enrollment (DE) partnership is funded by the Tennessee Lottery and allows full-time v-students to participate at limited-to-no cost. Even better, full-time v-learners can take three Dual Enrollment (DE)/Dual Credit (DC) courses to satisfy the focused area of study–for high school graduation purposes.  

To learn more about Dual Enrollment (DE) and Dual Credit (DC) options, as well as eligibility requirements, please contact Mrs. Adrienne McNew, Dean of v-Student Affairs, via telephone at (615) 463-0188 (Ext. 3920) or via email to adrienne.mcnew@mnps.org.