Atchison Academy Leadership Team l-r; Calvin O. Atchison II, Lynee Fielder, Antoinette Webb, Rev. Dr. Hebert Lester, Dr. Calvin O. Atchison Sr., Rebecca Hall, Newtonia Coleman, Rose Carroll, Gayle Houston, Georgia Pitts and Marilyn Talbert

NASHVILLE, TN — The Calvin O. Atchison Summer Academy will operate from June 11, 2018 to July 20, 2018. The Academy is for children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grades.

The purpose of the Academy is to address the needs of children in the Nashville community who need structured learning during the summer. The Academy curriculum will focus on reading, math, science, and the arts.

We believe in surrounding children with a ‘village’ of supportive adults who, in partnership with parents and the community, will produce successful, contributing citizens.

Certified teachers and screened volunteers will work with the children.

We believe that education and positive learning experiences will make a difference in children’s lives and growth into adulthood.

We believe an intentional progressive curriculum will enhance the retention of skills learned during the regular school year. 

About Dr. Calvin O. Atchison, Sr. (Retired)

Dr. Calvin O. Atchison, Sr. is a well-known and highly respected educator in the Nashville community. He came to Nashville in 1953 from Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as a school psychologist. He began work at Tennessee A&I College (Tennessee State University).

He received his Ed.D. in Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1958.

In 1968, following 14 years of service with TSU, Atchison, professor of psychology, began his second career at the University in the area of institutional advancement. The need for institutional advancement – student services, academics, development and business

– was an outgrowth of TSU’s 1968-1969 Self-Study conducted by Dr. Atchison.

Dr. Atchison has continued work with students at Clark Memorial and the community.