Commitment to Action

LEADing The Way To Greater College-Readiness In Nashville

Commitment by

LEAD Public Schools

In 2012, LEAD Public Schools committed to starting and operating five public charter schools that will, at full growth, serve over 4,700 students and graduate 500 college-ready low-income students in the city of Nashville, TN. In partnership with other local schools, local and national philanthropists, parents, students, and the communities in which it operates, LEAD will be at the forefront of the movement to triple the number of low-income graduates. To achieve these objectives, LEAD will grow its existing schools and will open three additional public charter schools in Nashville, TN. It will also create and foster partnerships with local traditional and public charter schools to increase the number of college-ready students at their schools. Finally, LEAD Public Schools will collaborate with educators and institutions of higher education to train and develop teachers and staff with the skills, training, and capacity to dramatically increase the number of low-income students who graduate from high school and college.





LEADing The Way To Greater College-Readiness In Nashville



Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

LEAD Public Schools

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Thomas F. Frist, Charter School Growth Fund, Tennessee College Access & Success Network, MissionPoint Health Partners