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

Julie Travis  Principal

Julie Travis

Welcome to The Academy at Old Cockrill, a non-traditional MNPS high school serving students age 17-21 in pursuit of a high school diploma.  We pride ourselves on being a small learning community in which many students can experience the hope of a second chance as they hone in on the path toward graduation.  We offer small class sizes; individualized, accelerated, and flexible learning plans; and traditional and blended learning environments.  The entire staff is caring and dedicated to helping every student who walks through our doors achieve his or her goals, regardless of past decisions or circumstances.

At The Academy at Old Cockrill, we are a family, and every day we seek to live out our vision, which is to ensure that every student experiences acceptance, recognition, and a sense of belonging while they work toward a high school diploma.  We know the power a diploma has to help open doors for future success, and our goal is to help you meet yours.


Contact Information

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


Contact Emails:
Principal: Julie Travis
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