Accelerating Scholars


Accelerating Scholars

High-Impact Tutoring for Nashville Students

MNPS has been a national leader in establishing an evidence-based high-impact tutoring program for students in the greatest need of accelerating outcomes. 

Since Accelerating Scholars launched in the fall semester 2021, MNPS has provided high-impact tutoring to over 3,000 students with the help of over 1,300 tutors.

Using a mix of volunteers for one-on-one virtual or in-person tutoring, along with qualified teaching staff for paid small group support, the district has created opportunities for high-quality academic interventions in reading and math. We aim to serve at least 7,000 students in 2022-2023.

teacher tutoring student
And we need your help. 
High-dosage tutoring is a transformative educational intervention tool and, when implemented correctly, proven to have consistent, substantial positive effects on both academic and
social-emotional learning outcomes.

You can help change a child's life by volunteering as an Accelerating Scholars tutor


Volunteer with Accelerating Scholars 

Through Accelerating Scholars, we will match 7,000+ MNPS students with trained, high-impact tutors. To do this, we need to recruit at least 2,000 community volunteers to tutor MNPS students who may need a little extra help and support with personalized and positive learning experiences for students. 

Training Requirements and Information
  • Volunteers will be trained on content, how to structure a virtual tutoring session, the virtual platform all virtual tutors and students will use, and more.
  • Volunteers will provide at least three, 30-minute-long, one-on-one, virtual or in-person tutoring sessions every week for at least 10 weeks during the fall semester. Session times will be matched to each volunteer's availability. 
  • Accelerating Scholars tutoring sessions can take place during the regular school day or during structured after-school programming. 

This will be a convenient and easy process, and your impact could make a lifetime of difference in the lives of Nashville's students. If you're interested in volunteering in this program, sign up today


The Accelerating Scholars Program Will: 

  • Create a personalized and positive learning experience for students 
  • Boost skills, confidence and academic outcomes among students who may need a little extra help and support
  • Focus on 1st through 8th grade reading – as well as 4th through 9th grade math – with all instructional content reinforcing and amplifying classroom lessons and curriculum
  •  Offer individualized or small-group instruction only – with 3 or 4 students connecting with a licensed teacher; 1 or 2 students with a trained paraprofessional; or one-on-one instruction with trained college and community volunteer tutors


Signature Initiative

Accelerating Scholars is one of 14 signature initiatives for Metro Schools. Our signature initiatives, focused outcomes and core tenets drive the work of making Every Student Known.