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Mayor Dean visits summer academic program at Cane Ridge High School

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

School's out for most metro students, but some are back in class to get an academic boost.   

They are attending Metro's scholar's academies. On Tuesday, students at Cane Ridge High School gave Mayor Karl Dean a special tour.

Positive comments from students are what Mayor Dean was looking for as he toured the Scholar's Academy.

The four week intensive academic summer program helps prepare students for success in high school and college.

All students that are here are here voluntarily. We have about 250 students around the city participating. Cane Ridge has a group of around 90," Dean explained.

"This is my homeroom.  It's math; Mrs. Rogers. She teaches right now and we're learning tessellations and patterns that slide up and down, stuff like that," one student told the mayor.

Scholar's Academy is designed to get kids thinking about college with visits to local campuses.

"They can learn what the college experience involves and what's involved in applying to college and get a sense of walking around on campus to see what college is like," Dean said.

Whether it is making a decision about college, or getting a head start on the next high school year, Scholar's Academy positions the students for the best of both worlds.

"The best way to learn is to keep learning. The best way to prepare yourself is to be in the classroom and these students are getting a whole extra month of learning, which is a wonderful thing," the mayor explained.

There are four Scholar's Academy sites in the Metro school district.

In addition to Cane Ridge, academies are also located at Glencliff, Maplewood and Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet high schools.

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