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About Charter Schools
Nashville Charter Schools capitalize on flexibility and school-level decision-making to help students gain access to college and career opportunities.The Office of Charter Schools is focused on excellence at each important stage of development for a charter school. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools seeks excellent schools without exception. Charter Schools offer unique opportunities to advance this goal, and prospective applicants must meet the highest standards of excellence in planning to open a school. In this section, you will find information on how to enroll, start, operate, and engage
in a charter school.
MNPS Charter School Facts
Charter School Application Review History
Complete List of Charters by Contract Year

A Growing Knowledge Base 
Useful Information and Answers to FAQ's about Metropolitan Nashville's Charter Schools can be found
State-level studies and resources related to Charter Schools in Tennessee can be found here.
Examining student mobility and school attrition in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (VU Capstone).
Learn more about Tennessee's first conversion school at Cameron Middle School here.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is a member of the 
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) (since 2009).
        NACSA Principles & Standards for Quality Authorizing        
        NACSA Index of Essential Practices
        NACSA Authorizer Facts Report

News & Announcements MNPS Charter Schools

2014 Application Resubmission Review Complete: Charter Review Committee Recommendations Report
Report recommends approval of McGavock Cluster charter middle school for 2015. MNPS School Board to consider recommendation and take action Thursday, August 21 at 4:30 pm. 
Read the report here.

Dr. Register Calls for Renewed Collaboration Among Schools
Dr. Register's remarks before a special Education Committee Meeting at Nashville's City Council are shining light on the work of strong schools regardless of type. Read his remarks here. District-Charter Collaboration has a strong history in Nashville and Dr. Register's leadership will renew that important work. Review the Compact and reports on its history at this page.

Charter Review Committee Recommendations Report
Report recommends two new schools, two high school pathways for existing middle schools, and one management conversion school. Read the report here.

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