Academies at Glencliff

Glencliff is one of twelve high schools that make up the Academies of Nashville. Students have a choice of different academies offering a practical, hands-on approach to learning in fields that interest them. The Academies empower students through career exposure so they can make timely, informed decisions and discover their true passions while earning early college credit and nationally recognized industry certifications. 

Basic Information for all Academies

  • Each Academy houses different pathways, when you select a Pathway you will take a CTE course along with your other core classes.
  • After you have chosen an Academy you will be part of that team. You will have a counselor, dean and principal that will help you while you are here at Glencliff.
  • If you are a 10th grade student selecting a pathway and academy you will be in this pathway for your 10th, 11th, and 12th grade year.
  • Once you have selected this academy you will remain in this academy from 10th -12th grade.T. Kelley

Glencliff Academy Coach, Mrs. Kelley

"I am Mrs. Kelley, your Academy Coach, I am here to help you navigate through the Academies at Glencliff High School!

I work with business and community partners to coordinate academy learning experiences for our school - including career fairs, college visits, guest speakers, industry-related field trips, job shadows and internships - as well as coordinate teacher teams, student ambassadors, and professional development for faculty."



Freshman Academy

All 9th-grade students begin in Freshman Academy. In Freshman Seminar, students will plan for life after high school and learn about the career pathways offered at Glencliff High School

  • Academy of Agriculture, Automotive, and Technology
    • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
    • Environmental Biotechnology
    •  Technology
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  • Academy of Health and Hospitality
    • Culinary Arts
    • Therapeutic Services
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  • Ford Academy of Business and Innovation
    • Digital Arts and Design
    • Entrepreneurship
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