Hillsboro High School
At a Glance
- Serves grades 9-12
- Hillsboro Cluster
- Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Does not offer before or aftercare
Welcome From the Principal
Welcome to Hillsboro High School! I am proud to help continue our traditions of excellence while looking for new opportunities for all students to excel. This past year marked several important milestones for our school: We received our AdvanceEd accreditation, opened a student-run credit union, saw our first academy receive national recognition at the “model” status, and gained approval for a new campus.
Our IB programs continue to excel and have drawn record numbers of students for the 2016-17 school year. The K-12 pathway for IB is more rigorous than ever and growing every day. Our Arts programs continue to win awards at the highest levels, and our athletics continue to be among the top in our state. It is a great time to be a Burro!
I look forward to seeing you all on our campus in the near future!
3812 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215 (map)
Executive Principal: Dr. Shuler Pelham
Academy Principal, IBDP: Dr. Kenyae Reese
Academy Principal, USCCUAIBC: Riley Walker
Academy Principal, GHS: Dr. Kawonia Mull
Academy Principal, Freshmen Academy: Eric Arteberry
Academy Coach: Melissa Wrenne
IB Coordinator: Missy Humphrey
Dean of Students: Amy Cate
Dean of Students: Andrew Bello
Athletic Director: Andrew Bello
School Board Representative: Gini Pupo-Walker
Hillsboro High School has a long tradition of being the highest achieving zone school in Nashville, and one of the top performing zone schools in Tennessee. Students have the opportunity to participate in world-class academic, arts and athletic programs.
Hillsboro is unique as both an IB World School and an Academy School. Hillsboro offers three different IB programs: the Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Career Certificate Programme. IB offers advanced academics that prepare students for the rigor of the most elite universities, and it’s open and accessible to all students who choose to participate. In addition to the IB Diploma program, we offer two career academies at Hillsboro: the Academy of Global Health & Science and the Academy of International Business & Communication. These academy programs give students the opportunity to choose their course of study and learn in the context of real-world occupations through business and community partnerships. Partners include Southwest Airlines. Disney Destinations, US Community Credit Union (students have the opportunity to work in an on-campus credit union) and Vanderbilt University, which provides access to world-class scientists for our interdisciplinary science and research program.
Other academic programs include a STEM focus, Advanced Placement classes, blended learning, which combines traditional classroom instruction with technology-enabled, student-guided lessons, and the college readiness program AVID.
Finally, Hillsboro's commitment to excellence in both the arts and athletics help provide wraparound extra-curricular opportunities that are among the best in our state. As an open-enrollment school, we have students from across Nashville enrolled in Hillsboro. Our students come together to form a society that is inclusive and supportive—one that challenges all students to be their best.
Hillsboro was recently approved for an $80 million campus improvement project. This will include new construction on our existing campus along with renovations to existing buildings. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2017.
7:05 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
Hillsboro High School is on an 8-period A/B block schedule.
Students take 4 classes every day, alternating between A day and B day.
All students attend a 40-minute advisory period every day.
All 9th graders receive Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) during advisory.
10th graders participate in our IB Middle Years Programme Personal Projects during advisory period
11th and 12th graders have more personalized advisory depending on their pathway and status of credits
Academies and Pathways
Academy of Global Health & Science
Interdisciplinary Science and Research
Sports and Human Performance
Academy of International Baccalaureate
US Community Credit Union Academy of International Business & Communications
Banking and Finance
School Details & Links
Head coverings cannot be worn.
All garments must not contain tears, holes or inappropriate content.
Tops must cover shoulders, chest and midriff.
Bottoms must be worn at the waist, extend to the fingertips, and cannot be tights or pajamas.
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Social and Emotional Learning
Cheerleading / Dance
Track and Field
Burro Underground (literary magazine)
Foreign Language Clubs
Hillsboro Globe Newspaper
Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society)
National Honor Society
Progressive Students Club
Student Government Association
Academy of Global Health and Science
American Red Cross
Belmont University College of Pharmacy
Susan Underwood Physical Therapy
TN Army National Guard
Tennessee State University College of Health Sciences
Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
Academy of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
American Baptist College
Center for Applied Second Language Studies, Univ. of Oregon
FedEx (Chamber West)
Green Hills Family YMCA
Hampton Inn & Suites - Green Hills (Chamber West)
Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville
The Mall at Green Hills (Chamber West)
Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies
US Community Credit Union Academy of International Business and Communication
Belmont University Center for International Business
Council for Supply Chain Management
Junior Achievement of Middle TN
Nashville State Community College
Tennessee State University Experiential Learning and Career Engagement
US Community Credit Union