Advanced Academics

Advanced Academics Opportunities at NSA

Nashville School of the Arts provides students many opportunities to enroll in advanced coursework.

Students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically and take advantage of the opportunities listed below that best align with their postsecondary aspirations and goals. Many of these opportunities can be applied toward college credit to save both time and money in the future. nsa advanced academics

NSA students can work with their school counselors to learn more about, and enroll, in advanced courses.


Advanced Academics Course Categories

  • AP — Advanced Placement courses allow students to take courses in many different subjects and then complete an exam in May to potentially earn college credit.

  • DC — Dual Credit courses, which allow students to earn college credits by passing a college exam.

  • DE — Dual Enrollment courses allow students to earn college credits by passing a college course, most commonly offered through Nashville State Community College.

Course List 

Parents of students who enroll in an advanced academic course (AP, DC or DE) have the option to request the student be removed from the course no later than the first Friday after the issuance of the first progress report. 


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To learn more about these Advanced Academic courses and other opportunities, including Dual Enrollment courses offered through Nashville State Community College and Tennessee's AP for All program, visit the  Early Post-Secondary Opportunities webpage.