| May 19, 2015
Last night, the accomplishments of our outstanding public schools, teachers, administrators and business partnerships took center stage at the fifth annual Academies of Nashville Awards, sponsored by Altria, Interior Design Services, Deloitte, Dollar General and the Memorial Foundation. More than 300 educators and business partners attended the awards show to celebrate the progress and success in Metro's 12 zoned high schools and MNPS Virtual School.
MNPS launched the Academies of Nashville in 2006; the program has been instrumental in improving attendance and graduation rates. Academies programs have developed partnerships with more than 375 area businesses, and those partners have donated in excess of $9.2 million and more than 100,000 volunteer hours to work with students since 2010.
A committee composed of school district, Nashville Area Chamber and PENCIL Foundation leadership selected nominees for each of the 15 categories. More than 300 educators and business partners voted for a nominee in each category through an online ballot.
Congratulations to our 2015 winners!
Academy Partnership of the Year: Media & Communications Partnership Council – Audio Engineering Society and the Academy of Entertainment Communications, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School
Academy Partnership of the Year: Marketing & IT Partnership Council – Fifth Third Bank ...