Better Together – Nashville State & Metro Nashville Public Schools
Better Together is a joint venture launched in early 2020 by Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and Nashville State Community College (NSCC), to help MNPS graduates prepare for, attend, and complete college.
The overarching goals for the joint venture are to expand college access, boost college persistence and completion, and significantly improve student outcomes for both systems – with a particular focus on closing all achievement, equity, and opportunity gaps to expand student opportunities and to build our regional workforce.
With the support of the Mayor's Office, Metro Council, and community partners, Nashville GRAD aims to remove the non-academic barriers to college retention and completion. The Nashville GRAD program offers Nashville State students direct financial assistance and wraparound supports, including money for textbooks and transportation, a laptop computer, and direct advising and career development support.
Dual Enrollment offers MNPS students college-level academics, early college credit, and a potential industry credential. This early college experience also helps demystify college to help increase enrollment and retention.
For information, please contact Meghan Oliver, director of high school initiatives and dual enrollment, by emailing Meghan.Oliver@nscc.edu.
To boost preparedness for college by providing free tutoring from college students who are eager to share their knowledge and insight.
There are no restrictions for MNPS students to seek assistance. The best way for students to get connected with a tutor is by signing up at brightpathtutors.org and then clicking "find me a tutor!"
- July 7, 2021: Nashville GRAD Program Available to Davidson County Residents
- May 24, 2021: Nashville GRAD Impact on Student Success
- March 26, 2021: Nashville GRAD Wins TBR SOAR 2021 Partnership Award
- January 6, 2021: Amazon Contributes to Nashville GRAD Program
- February 27, 2020: Metro Schools and Nashville State – Better Together