Twilight Schools Work!
MNPS principals now have another option to out-of-school suspension for disciplining students. Metro Schools has opened 18 Twilight programs, a which allow students facing out-of-school suspension an opportunity to achieve academic success in an alternate setting. The program aims to reduce the number of short-term and long-term suspensions by providing additional educational options, as well as teaching students coping skills and strategies for self-regulation of behavior.
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“Our goal is to provide our students with as many opportunities, as many chances, as possible to help them succeed,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register. “This is not a one-size fits all program, but it is another option for our principals to use to keep students in school but remove them from a setting where they have been disruptive.”
Twilight schools will be open Sept. 1 – April 30, for students grades 5 – 12:
This is an OPTION for principals to offer students in lieu of out-of-school suspension; it is not a required option. All principals will have discretion to offer the Twilight program to students, depending on the individual situations. Students facing out-of-school suspension for one to 44 days may be referred to this program when space is available.
- who are facing non-zero tolerance out-of-school suspension,
- whose parents agree to the educational opportunity, and
- whose parents agree to provide transportation.
The middle school Twilight programs will be offered Monday – Thursday, from 4:15 – 7:30 p.m. They will be staffed by one lead teacher, two core teachers (math and reading/language arts), one counselor (one hour per day), and one special education teacher (as needed).
High school Twilight programs will be offered Monday – Thursday, from 2:30 – 6 p.m. They will be staffed by one lead teacher, four core teachers (math, reading/language arts, science and social studies), one counselor (one hour per day), and one special education teacher (as needed). Schools hosting Twilight programs are:
|Middle School Sites
|Jere Baxter Middle School
||East Literature, Jere Baxter, Meigs|
|Brick Church Middle School
||Brick Church, Haynes Health Medical Science Design, Neely's Bend|
|Litton Middle School
||Bailey, Gra-Mar, Litton|
|Donelson Middle School
Margaret Allen, Donelson, DuPont Hadley, DuPont Tyler, Two Rivers
|John F. Kennedy Middle School
||John F. Kennedy, Apollo|
|I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet
||Goodlettsville, I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet, Madison, Joelton|
|Thurgood Marshall Middle School
||Antioch Middle, Thurgood Marshall|
|West End Middle School
Bellevue, MLK, J.T. Moore, John Early, West End, H.G. Hill, W.A. Bass, Head Magnet
|Wright Middle School
||Oliver, Croft, Wright, Rose Park Magnet, McMurray, Cameron|
|High School Sites
|Antioch High School
|Cane Ridge High School
|Glencliff High School
Glencliff, Nashville School of the Arts
|Hillsboro High School
||Hillsboro, Hume Fogg Academic Magnet|
|Hillwood High School
Hillwood, Big Picture, Diploma Plus
|Hunters Lane High School
|Maplewood High School
|McGavock High School
|Overton High School
|Pearl-Cohn High School
|Stratford High School
|Whites Creek High School
This new program was announced at the Aug. 25 school board meeting. If parents have questions, they should contact their child’s school or the MNPS Customer Service Center at 259-INFO (4636).