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Twilight Programs

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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.

“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:
  • who are facing non-zero tolerance out-of-school suspension,
  • whose parents agree to the educational opportunity, and
  • whose parents agree to provide transportation.
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.

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 Schools Served
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 Schools Served
Antioch High School Antioch
Cane Ridge High School Cane Ridge
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 Hunters Lane
Maplewood High School Maplewood
McGavock High School McGavock
Overton High School Overton
Pearl-Cohn High School Pearl-Cohn, MLK
Stratford High School Stratford
Whites Creek High School

Whites Creek



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).
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