Student Learning at NSA


Student Schedules

Nashville School of the Arts' school hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. and students are asked to leave the campus no later than 3:15 p.m., unless they have after school activities and rehearsals.

All student schedules include two arts courses, five additional academic/elective courses, and a twice-weekly Practice Time to allow for in-depth academic and artistic practice.


Advanced Academics & Early Post-Secondary Opportunities (EPSOs)

Advanced Academics

NSA 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.


Nashville School of the Arts is proud to offer multiple opportunities for students to achieve college credit while still in high school. Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Dual Credit courses enable our scholar-artists to challenge themselves and get a head start on their college experience.

While these options are offered at NSA during the school day, additional opportunities are also available to our students with off-campus Dual Enrollment courses through Nashville State Community College, and the AP For All program, which offers access to virtual Advanced Placement courses that may not be offered at NSA or that cannot fit into the student’s schedule.