Advanced Academics at MHS

Advanced Academics Prepare Students for the Future

Maplewood High School provides students many opportunities to enroll in advanced coursework.

Students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically and take advantage of the opportunities listed below that best align with their postsecondary aspirations and goals. Many of these opportunities can be applied toward college credit to save both time and money in the future. 

Metro Schools encourages all students to consider pursuing challenging courses. Advanced courses can open future doors, be rewarding intellectually, and help students stretch themselves to reach their potential.

Parents of students who enroll in an advanced academic course have the option to request that the student be removed from the course prior to the end of the first grading period.

At Maplewood, students can work with their school counselors to learn more about and enroll in the advanced courses listed below.

Advanced academic courses fall into these categories:

  • AP - Advanced Placement courses, which allow students to take courses in different subjects and then complete an exam in May to potentially earn college credit. Additional Advanced Placement options are available through Tennessee's AP Access for All program.

  • DC - Dual Credit courses, which allow students to earn college credits by passing a college exam.

  • DE - Dual Enrollment courses, which allow students to earn college credits by passing a college course offered through Nashville State Community College, Spelman College, Howard University, and TCAT Nashville.

  • IC - Industry Credential courses, which prepare students to pass industry certification exams in Cosmetology, Automotive, STEM, and Diagnosis & Therapeutic Services.

  • MC3 - MC3 Pre-Apprenticeship courses, which prepare students to enter the skilled trades.

  • WBL - Work Based Learning courses, which prepare students to join the workforce after high school by offering on-the-job experience.

To learn more about these Advanced Academic courses and other opportunities, visit Early Post-Secondary Opportunities from MNPS or speak with your school counselor.

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