Founded 2007

Grades 9-12

South Nashville

Enrollment: 465

Open-Enrolled

Quick Facts

  • Rigorous college preparatory curriculum and instruction
  • College Seminar required all 4 years engages students in applying and choosing their next step after high school
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    7 AP class offerings and multiple dual enrollment credit opportunities
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    #1 in ACT scores for economically disadvantaged students in traditional or charter MNPS Schools (2017-2018 SY)

LEAD Academy High School is a free, open-enrolled college preparatory high school with an emphasis on preparing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and in life.

In addition to rigorous academics, we strive to create a relationship and opportunity-driven environment for all students. With small class sizes and intentional wrap-around services, we care for the whole student and work to ensure all students can learn in an environment where they feel safe and welcome.

We are proud to offer full-time college counselors and intensive College Seminar for every student. During senior year, each student receives individual guidance tailored to specific needs and interests to ensure they can make a post-secondary decision that is best for them.

Through this continued dedication of our staff and faculty, we have helped a historically underserved community of students and families in Nashville be prepared for college and career.

Our LEAD Ethos is central to everything we do.

“We are LEADers because we are committed, courageous, disciplined, self-reliant and because we serve others.”

“If you had told me ten years ago I would be in a doctoral program, I would’ve said you’re crazy! After completing my PhD, I plan to attend optometry school. I hope to one day develop a prosthetic eye, have my own lab and do my own research. I can only believe LEAD made the difference.”

Tyree Williams, LEAD Academy 2014 graduate, Fisk University 2018 graduate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PhD candidate

School Information

School Hours
Mon – Fri – 7:30am to 2:30pm

Address
1034 First Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210

Phone                                Fax
(615) 800-8293                  (615) 866-1236

Record Requests 

Please send an email to nicole.nistal@leadpublicschools.org

Clubs

  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Beats/Songwriting
  • Best Buddies 
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • ESports
  • Film/Video Club
  • LGBTQ
  • Netflix Club
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Poetry, Rap, and Performance
  • Senior Planning Club 
  • Serving Others Club
  • Skateboard Club
  • Video Game Club
  • Walking w/true crime podcasts club
  • Weight Training Club
  • Yoga/Mindfullness Club
  • Ping Pong 
  • Sports Movie/Film Club
  • Panther Peers
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Drama Club
  • Panther Fan Club
  • MENA Heritage Club
  • Pathway to College Sports
  • Card Game Club
  • Game Night Vibes

Sports

  • Cross-country
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
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