Notable schools in Tennessee include Aquinas College, Hume-Fogg Academic High School and Merrol Hyde Magnet School. U.S. News & World Report listed Hume-Fogg Academic High School and Merrol Hyde Magnet School as among the top Tennessee high schools for 2015.
Aquinas College in Nashville is a Roman Catholic institution run by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation. The Dominican Order, founded by St. Dominic in the 13th century, is noted for its intellectual stamina and devotion to quality education. Among the many notable programs at the school is its developing nursing degrees. As of 2015, Aquinas College offers an Associate of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an RN-BSN and a Master of Science in Nursing, the latter accredited by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Other programs at Aquinas College are business, education, philosophy and theology.
Hume-Fogg Academic High School is located in Nashville. The school is noted for the strong academic demand it makes on students, including requiring all attendees to take physics, pre-calculus and a foreign language during their course of studies. Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville has a high participation rate in its Advanced Placement coursework and exams.