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.


Freshman Academy

All 9th-grade students begin in Freshman Academy. In Freshman Seminar, students will plan for life after high school and learn about the career pathways offered at John Overton High School

  • Academy of Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
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  • Academy of Health Sciences
    • Diagnostic Services
    • Therapeutic Services
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  • Academy of Information Technology
    • Networking Systems
    • Coding
    • Web Design
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  • Academy of Interdisciplinary Research
    • Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma Program
    • Interdisciplinary Science and Research
    • Marketing Management
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