Metro Nashville School Board
United States of America

Building a strong future for Nashville requires a high quality education for all of Nashville's children, regardless of zip code, race, or socioeconomic status. Valor Collegiate Academy intends to provide a world-class, college preparatory experience to students of all backgrounds in Nashville.

Valor teaches a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum that is truly personalized for each student. Through a personalized learning plan, each student is encouraged and coached on their path towards acceptance to a four-year college or University. Valor uses rich data to help students grow as scholars and as human beings in a supportive, high expectations community.

Lead Founder Todd Dickson brings over a decade of educational experience to Nashville. He is most recognized for his success with Summit Preparatory Charter in Redwood City, CA. Under his leadership, Summit Prep was named the #118 best public high school in America for the first time in 2008, and the #76 best public high school in 2009. In 2010, Summit was named one of the Top 10 Transformational Schools in the country by Newsweek, and has been featured as an education solution in the nationally acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman.

Nashville’s Metropolitan Board of Public Education will be considering Valor Collegiate Academy's charter application in May of this year. A vital part of their decision will be based on the support of parents throughout the Nashville community. This petition is meant to demonstrate the excitement and support of Nashville parents in having MNPS provide this new opportunity for their children. Through this we hope to show the School Board the positive impact Valor Collegiate Academy will make upon its arrival.

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We, the undersigned, respectfully ask Nashville’s Metropolitan Board of Public Education to approve Valor Collegiate Academy’s charter application.

We applaud MNPS’s strategy of providing high quality school choice to all families through a mixture of traditional and charter options and we support the creation of select highly performing charter schools. We feel that Valor Collegiate Academy is an ideal selection for one of the MNPS charter options.

Through Valor Collegiate Academy’s tuition free enrollment, every child in Nashville will have an opportunity to seek a better education. Therefore, approving this charter will bring a better future for the city of Nashville as a whole.


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