The Academy at Hickory Hollow

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At a Glance

  • Serves ages 17-21
  • Does not offer bus transportation
  • Open enrollment

Welcome From the Principal

Billy Fellman   Principal

Billy Fellman

Thank you for visiting the Academy at Hickory Hollow website. My name is Mr. Billy Fellman, and I have the great honor of being the executive principal.

Our top priority is helping students earn their high school diploma because we know what a difference a high school diploma makes over the course of a lifetime. Our experienced staff members have chosen to be a part of this non-traditional school setting and have dedicated themselves to serving our students.

We are excited about working with students on an individual and small-group basis. I look forward to working with you.


Contact Information

5248 Hickory Hollow Parkway
Antioch, TN 37013


Principal: Billy Fellman
Assistant/Bookkeeper: Sonya Dowell
School Counselor: Charity Woods
School Board Representative: Fran Bush

How to Enroll

Students must be between the ages of 17 to 21, in their senior year and require eight credits or fewer to meet graduation requirements. Students must submit an application to the Academy at Hickory Hollow.

Online Application


School Description

The Academy at Hickory Hollow is a non-traditional Metro Nashville Public High School for students 17-21 years of age who want to obtain their high school diploma. We are located inside the Nashville State Community College Southeast Campus in Antioch.

Our school has several goals. The most important of these is to assist each student in reaching his or her goals. In doing that, we also seek to develop a relationship with each student, recognize each student as a unique individual, celebrate the success of each student and develop a caring, respectful, safe and nurturing environment for our students. 

School Hours

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

8:30 - 11 a.m.: Session I Class
11 - 11:45 a.m.: Lunch (All students and staff eat lunch at the same time)
11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Session II Class
2:25 - 3:30 p.m.: Intervention/Tutoring


School Details & Links


Although The Academy at Hickory Hollow follows no standard dress code, a clean, presentable appearance is expected. A presentable appearance allows our students to be prepared for job and college opportunities that may cross their paths at The Academy and beyond.


  • Tutoring

  • English language classes

  • Social and emotional learning

  • Contact the school for current offerings.

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