Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

Eligibility & Requirements

As a public school within the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools district, MNPS Virtual School is an optional school and open to all Davidson County residents. Students may enroll full-time and even graduate from our school. Additionally, learners can attend on a part-time basis taking between one (1) and three (3) courses. Full-time applications are accepted in both the Fall and Spring with application materials submitted on our website. Part-time applicants' complete enrollment information at the school of primary enrollment via their designated school counselor.

Before enrolling on a full-time basis, students and parents should consider whether online learning best serves the learner's educational needs. Virtual School is modeled after the collegiate style of online learning and delivered primarily in an asynchronous format for grades 6-12. Students in grades 4-5 typically receive 30 hours of core instruction made up of direct instruction and independent practice using laptops and an online curriculum delivered through Schoology

Please note that courses are not synchronous with "live" interaction between students and teachers. Courses are constructed around "modules and lessons" allowing students to work independently and advance at their own pace-with the support and help of a highly qualified, certified, teacher. Also, note that course content cannot be modified, and students are expected to complete all course content and lessons. The following eligibility requirements apply for full-time student applicants:

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Full-Time Eligibility Requirements

(1) The applicant has a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) at the high school level. At the middle and elementary school level, the applicant has an overall "C" average in all courses. 

(2) The applicant scores, at minimum, in Quintile 3, 4, or 5 on the most recent MAP Assessment in Reading and Math.

(3) The applicant has no more than ten unexcused absences during the previous semester. 

(4) The applicant receives no more than 5 hours of direct educational services or support from the current school of enrollment. MNPS Virtual School provides qualified students with disabilities an equal and equitable opportunity to participate in the school program and activities to the maximum extent appropriate for each individual student. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, MNPS Virtual School provides students with disabilities the necessary educational services and supports they require to access and benefit from their educational program. 

(5) The applicant is on-pace to graduate, with the designated graduation cohort, in 4 years and a summer. 

(6) The applicant completes all mandatory new student induction activities required by MNPS Virtual School.

If you have any additional questions regarding our eligibility requirements or enrollment options, please contact us by submitting a Concierge Help Desk Ticket.