Upper School

College Counseling

Currey Ingram Academy offers each student a structured program of individualized college counseling. Students are encouraged to do their best work in appropriately challenging classes; to understand their interests, skills, personality, strengths and challenges; to prepare for and take college entrance exams; and to fully participate in the college identification, research, application and selection process. The college counselor acts as a guide during this exciting and rewarding time.

College Counseling Highlights

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  • Services for Students

    All Upper School students
    - are invited to meet with the college representatives visiting our campus,  
    - are welcome to use the college counseling resource room, 
    - are encouraged to visit college fairs in the Nashville area,
    - are encouraged to ask questions of the college counselor at any time, and
    - receive a program of individualized attention and support throughout the college counseling process.

    All sophomores and juniors take the PSAT exam, and students may take the ACT and/or SAT exam during their junior and/or senior years. 

    All juniors attend seven college counseling workshops planned by the Currey Ingram College Counseling Department. Each workshop is held during the school day. Students also participate in individual and family meetings with the college counselor. Each junior receives a college counseling notebook with detailed information on the college search and application process.

    Seniors attend four college counseling group workshops and continue to meet individually with the college counselor.
  • Services for Parents

    All Upper School parents are encouraged to attend a series of college counseling sessions offered each year. Each session is devoted to a particular topic of interest. These sessions will often include a college representative guest speaker. Check the College Counseling calendar online for this year's schedule.

    At least two individual family sessions are scheduled with the college counselor during each student’s junior year. Parents are encouraged to contact the counselor with questions and concerns at any time.
  • Reminder: Psychoeducational Evaluation

    Every Upper School student at CIA needs to have a current psychoeducational evaluation on file with the college counseling office. These evaluations are used in applying for any necessary college entrance testing accommodations, and form the basis for accommodations in college. It is critical that these evaluations are kept current. Click here for the ACT's guidelines for acceptable documentation.

Links and Resources

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Currey Ingram Academy

6544 Murray Lane
Brentwood TN 37027
Main Office: (615) 507-3242
Admission Office: (615) 507-3173
Lower School Office: (615) 507-3200
Middle School Office: (615) 507-3185
Upper School Office: (615) 620-6256
Diagnostic Center: (615) 507-3171
School Nurse: (615) 507-3177
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About Us

Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).