Whole Child

Whole Child

Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all kids.


  • Whole Child Supports – Whole child supports promote access to the foundational resources necessary to ensure students are able to academically prosper. Building upon the incredible work of Coordinated School Health, we will improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development to ensure that students across the state have the support they need to succeed.
  • Citizenship and Civics Education – Tennessee-specific programs that focus on helping students develop strong personal characteristics, financial literacy, and a solid understanding of citizenship and civics and help to prepare students to make lifelong contributions to our society.
  • Exceptionalities – Students with exceptionalities have learning needs beyond the supports provided in the general core curriculum. The state will create an infrastructure that effectively supports children with exceptionalities, providing tools for families and educators, and creating regional hubs to spur deeper collaboration and sharing of expertise most needed by districts.