Academies and Pathways

Hillwood is one of twelve high schools that make up the Academies of Nashville. Students have a choice of different academies offering a practical, hands-on approach to learning in fields that interest them ranging from engineering to healthcare. The Academies empower students through career exposure so they can make timely, informed decisions and discover their true passions while earning early college credit and nationally recognized industry certifications. General education content is taught through the lens of their academy while business and community partners provide authentic experiential learning opportunities at every level.

At Hillwood High School, students have the opportunity to develop both career and college-readiness skills through the variety of programs offered. Enrollment in career academies offers students the opportunity to work with local business partners, attend job shadows and internships and earn industry certifications.

In addition to enrolling in one of Hillwood's three career academies, students also have the opportunity to take multiple advanced placement courses and dual enrollment courses. These options give each student the opportunity to tailor a personalized learning plan to fit his or her needs. The myriad of academic opportunities, coupled with a robust fine arts and athletics program provides students with an inclusive and supportive environment that challenges them to work to their full potential.

We invite all interested families and students to visit Hillwood and see first-hand the many opportunities the school has to offer. To schedule a tour, please contact Mary York.

Freshman Academy

All 9th-grade students begin in Freshman Academy. In Freshman Seminar, students will plan for life after high school and learn about the career pathways offered at Hillwood High School.

  • Academy of Art, Design, and Communication
    • Audio/Visual Production
    • Digital Arts and Design
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  • Academy of Business and Hospitality
    • Culinary Arts
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
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  • Academy of Health Sciences
    • Diagnostic Services
    • Engineering
    • Therapeutic Services
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