Our mission is to provide a challenging college preparatory program in a unique public school environment that ensures the development, both individually and collectively, of the culturally diverse and academically talented students we serve.
Our program promotes high academic standards through both independent and cooperative learning formats. We encourage creative thinking, abstract reasoning, self-discipline, integrity, public service, and pursuit of individual interests. Hume-Fogg Academic High School is a part of the incorporated Metropolitan Nashville Public School System.
We welcome prospective students and their families to visit Hume-Fogg in its historic building in the center of downtown Nashville.
Based on recent surveys and discussions, our top ten beliefs are:
- All students should acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to move from the known to inquiry about the unknown.
- All students should be encouraged to develop divergent thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities.
- All students should continue to develop and improve effective communication skills through both the written and spoken word.
- Assessments of student learning and achievement should be structured to provide students with a creative variety of opportunities to demonstrate their mastery of essential skills, knowledge, and concepts in authentic and meaningful contexts.
- All students should be provided with a program that balances independent and cooperative learning skills.
- All students should understand that plagiarism and other misrepresentations of the truth are antithetical to the pursuit of learning and personal growth, and that they have no place in an academic environment committed to excellence.
- All students should be encouraged to pursue enrichment opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
- The school community (including students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents) should provide direction and opportunities for students to develop and enhance individual skills in areas of leadership, community service, the arts, the sciences, the humanities, languages, athletics, and responsible citizenship.
- The school community should be encouraged to develop and maintain open and tolerant attitudes with respect to both individuals and ideas, and to recognize and respect the value and dignity of every individual.
- The school community should acknowledge, appreciate, celebrate, promote, and strive to foster our multifaceted cultural and ethnic diversity.