Nashville is poised to become one of the leading epicenters of the diverse-by-design movement. It includes a strong cohort of D-b-D schools currently in operation with a number of D-b-D schools in their incubation phase.
DCSC has partnered with local education support organizations and City Fund, to tap into the talent of potential local school leaders to grow more diverse-by-design schools in Nashville.
Current cohort four UnifiED fellow, Jay Renfro will propose to launch the Tennessee Nature Academy, a free, nature-based 5-12 public charter school for Southeast Nashville. Tennessee Nature Academy exists to cultivate healthy and happy young adults who are knowledgeable about the world, passionate about the outdoors, and committed to doing good work. Click here to support their charter application submission.
Valor Collegiate Academies launched its Compass Camp leading other schools in implementing its Compass model. To date, 8 DCSC members have participated (see below!). The Camp will be hosting a Partnership Preview Event December 8 & 9 for schools interested in enrolling in Compass Camp. You can schedule a call with Taryn, Director of Strategic Partnerships to learn more.