The Academy at Old Cockrill

  Acceptance, Recognition    and a Sense of Belonging

Acceptance, Recognition

and a Sense of Belonging

At a Glance

  • Serves ages 17-21
  • No Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Does not offer bus transportation

Welcome From the Principal

  Carl Carter  Principal

Carl Carter

Our school provides an opportunity for students who are between the ages of 17 and 21 to earn their high-school diplomas. We serve as a second chance for many students. With that being said, we look forward to presenting hope to students who may have given up on their dreams due to situations that have affected them academically in the past. 

The Academy at Old Cockrill is a non-traditional high school that is equipped with effective teachers who care about each student. We at the Academy at Old Cockrill work hard to facilitate learning for students and anticipate them graduating and going on to accomplish their goals and aspirations! 


Contact Information

610 49th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37209 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Carl Carter
Counselor: Tammy Nash
Graduation Coach: Cynthia Weathers‐Logoleo
School Board Representative: Sharon Gentry


How to Enroll

Students must be between the ages of 17 to 21 and in their senior year, and require 8 credits or fewer to meet graduation requirements. Students must apply to attend. There are two ways to apply:

1. Fill out an online application.
2. Come by in person and fill out an application.


School Description

Inviting, Inspiring, Supportive, Flexible, Diverse. Those are just a few words to describe The Academy at Old Cockrill, which serves students ages 17 through 21 as they earn their high-school diploma. Everyone here—from the students to the staff and faculty—have a common goal and vision to achieve academic success and graduate. Our students recognize the Academy as a second chance to finish strongly, and all faculty and staff are devoted to supporting them every step of the way.

We offer small class sizes and a dedicated faculty and staff who are able to adapt instruction and assessment in a way that accommodates each student's learning style. We also offer assistance in college and career planning, test preparation and job placement. Whatever the student's goal, our faculty and staff are here to build them up and provide the necessary assistance they need in order to achieve it. 


School Hours

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

A Typical Day at School

  • 8 - 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast and Work time 
  • 8:30 - 11 a.m.: Morning Session
  • 11 - 11:45 a.m.: Lunch 
  • 11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Afternoon Session 
  • 2:25 - 3:30 p.m.: Intervention and Tutoring

School Details & Links


Although there is no standard school attire at The Academy, a clean, presentable appearance is expected. Students are not allowed to wear hats or head coverings in the building (except for religious, medical or disability purposes). 


  • Tutoring
  • Clothing Closet 
  • Oasis College Connection 

  • Newspaper 
  • Recycling 

  • Simon Youth Foundation
  • Oasis Center
  • Regions Bank
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Amplifying Education
  • Hands On Nashville
  • Cumberland River Compact