Academies Empower Students

Overton is one of 12 high schools that make up the Academies of Nashville. Students have a choice of different academies offering a practical, hands-on approach to learning in fields that interest them. The Academies empower students through career exposure.

Throughout high school, our students are given opportunities to work with our business partners to gain real-world experiences as part of our Nationally Accredited Career Academy programs.  Students participate in job shadows, internships and experiential learning activities as they prepare to earn professional certifications that can count toward college credit.

The academies and pathways include the following:

Academy of Engineering

  • Engineering by Design

  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems

Academy Partners
  • Adventure Science Center

  • Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, & Electrical/Total Tech

  • Lee Company

  • Metro Nashville Human Resources

  • Metro Nashville Planning Commission

  • Metro Nashville Water Services

  • Safe - T - Cover

  • Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.


Academy of Health Sciences

  • Diagnostic Services

  • Therapeutic Services

Academy Partners
  • HCA

  • Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

  • Major Family Chiropractic

  • Marian University at St. Thomas Health

  • National Guard

  • Saint Thomas

  • TCAT

  • The Surgical Clinic


Academy of Information Technology

  • Networking Systems

  • Programming

  • Web Design

Academy Partners 
  • Acumen Technology

  • Bedroc

  • Comcast

  • Comstasis, LLC

  • Deloitte

  • First Republic Bank

  • HCA Healthcare IT&S

  • Jackson National

  • Nashville State Community College Computer Science Department

  • Nashville Technology Council

  • National Guard

  • uBreakiFix

  • UBS


Academy of Interdisciplinary Research

  • Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma Program

  • Interdisciplinary Science and Research

  • Marketing Management

Academy Partners
  • BAM! Social Business

  • Belmont Library

  • Belmont Massey College of Business

  • Helton Group

  • The Hermitage

  • Land Trust of Tennessee at Glen Leven Farm

  • Trevecca Nazarene University Department of Music