Academic Programs & Courses at McGavock High School


McGavock was the first truly comprehensive high school built in Nashville. Our students have access to a wide, promising variety of challenging classes, Academy pathways and a superior arts program. Our faculty collaborates to adjust instruction for different learning styles so that classes can be made personal for each learner. We believe that working together is the best way to help our children succeed. 


Academic of Nashville Pathways

Our Academies of Nashville Pathways give students opportunities to jump-start their careers, starting as soon as they arrive and continuing as they earn college credits and nationally recognized certifications upon graduation. Our Freshman Academy invites students to visit a college and begin thinking about their future at the career exploration fair.

From there, we offer four career Academies: Gaylord Opryland Academy of Hospitality and US Community Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance; Academy of Aviation and Transportation; Aegis Sciences Corporation Life Science and Law; and CMT Digital Design and Communication. Each academy's advisory board welcomes parent input and involvement in their children's education. 


Enrichment & Support

McGavock also provides students with many different opportunities to learn and enroll in advanced coursework. Learn more about the advanced academic opportunities we offer on our Advanced Academics page.

For added academic support, Personalized Learning Time meets daily, allowing students to receive targeted enrichment and intervention.


Extracurricular Activities

Our extracurricular activities are extensive and include 13 TSSAA sanctioned sports teams, band and chorus programs, a Culinary Club and our Robotics Club, to name a few.We are also the home of a student-run U.S. Community Credit Union branch, open to students, faculty and staff for daily banking. All students can open a savings account and those 15 years of age or older can open a checking account with a custom McGavock Raider debit card.