MNPS optional schools application process begins Jan. 25

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 16:46:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The optional schools application process for Metro Nashville Public School's 2021-2022 school year starts Monday, January 25.

Families can choose from 159 open-enrollment public schools available to them throughout the school district.

“We know that for most of our parents and students, our great neighborhood schools are the best option for them,” Director of Schools Adrienne Battle said. “For those who may be looking for additional options, we offer families some great choices to meet the unique individual needs of their students.”

Applications are available online in English, Spanish, Arabic, Burmese, Kurdish and Nepali here. Applying online is the preferred and simplest option. However, applications may be mailed to Office of School Options at 2601 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204.

If families need in-person support, please contact the Family Information Center at or 615-259-INFO (4636) for an appointment. Zoned school information can be found at

Important Application Deadlines:

  • Monday, Jan. 25, 2021: Applications open online at []. Printed applications will be available at schools, enrollment centers and the Family Information Center.
  • Friday, Feb. 12, 2021: Applications must be submitted in person by 4:30 p.m. CST or submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CST. Applications received by this deadline will be part of the random selection process on the first Selection Day.
  • Monday, March 8, 2021: Selection Day results will be available online at [].