Because no two students are alike, Metro schools offer programs as diverse as the families they serve, all focused on the goal of creating college and career-ready students. From elementary to high school, students have options that run the gamut from old standards like math and reading to the latest courses in technology and foreign languages. These courses are tailored to meet the needs of every student of every ability, with advanced academic programs like Encore, International Baccalaureate and AP, as well as inclusive practices that integrate English learners and students with special needs into traditional classrooms with their peers. Students are engaged in diverse learning environments, where they learn through a rigorous curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards. Technology is integrated at every grade level, as is an understanding of and appreciation for music and the arts. High school students gain real world experience with project-based learning through the Academies of Nashville, while students of all grades benefit from comprehensive focus on literacy and math.