Early Post Secondary Opportunities


Courses and Programs for High School Students

From Advanced Academics to Earning a Licensed Skill in High School

Metro Schools students have many opportunities available to them to learn, explore interests and prepare for college or a career.

Some classes and programs our high schools offer, which are part of our district's Early Postsecondary Opportunities, also known as EPSOs, can include:

  • rigorous advanced academics courses on topics such as micoreconomics and human geography
  • rebuilding diesel engines
  • constructing skyscrapers using Computer-Aided Design software
  • earning college credit while in high school

Additionally, many MNPS seniors can begin college as a sophomore, based on their participation in an Early College program or earning college credits through other EPSOs.


Becoming a Tennessee Ready Graduate

MNPS guarantees every high school student the opportunity to participate in EPSOs to meet the Tennessee Department of Education’s definition of a Tennessee Ready Graduate, indicating a student developed the knowledge and skills for success in college, the workforce, or military service.


Early Postsecondary Programs 


What Courses are Offered at Your High School?

When students engage in rigorous instruction centered on their unique academic interests, students are more prepared to enter college and career with confidence. Take a look at the courses available to students in each Metro Nashville high school.