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Genesis Learning Centers …
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Executive Director:
Terry Adams
Assistant Executive Director: Melissa Adams

Genesis Learning Centers is a Tennessee non-profit organization that has educational programs in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Clarksville, Tennessee.  Our major goal is to offer each of our students and their families assistance before problems become so serious that solutions within the community are difficult to find and implement. These difficulties may be related to learning issues, emotional hardships, behavior control, and/or developmental concerns.  Our mission is to give every young person we touch a positive learning environment to help them grow and become successful in school, work, and home.  Our educational and mental health services provide an alternative to residential placements, as well as a transition from acute psychiatric hospitalization back to the community and school settings.  Intensive social work, academic preparation, and support in a community-based education milieu allow each child to remain in a less restrictive community setting.

The Mission of Genesis Learning Centers

As Genesis Learning Centers strives for excellence, it is our mission both individually and as a whole to assist each child, youth, and adult we serve to reach for their greatest human potential, find success from within, and to actively participate in the community of humankind.

Programs Of Genesis Learning Centers

Our exceptional/special education services are provided at Genesis Academy in Nashville and Rutherford Academy in Murfreesboro.  All students attending these two schools are referred by their local public school’s exceptional education department, and every student has an Individual Education Program (IEP).


Our Academies provide education and support services for students who experience extremely difficult times in school and/or home.  Genesis operates exceptional/special education schools for children and youth with distinctive needs, including the following:

• emotional disturbance (ED)

• behavioral disorders (BD)

• psychiatric disabilities

• learning disabilities (LD)

• intellectual disabilities (mental retardation)

• dual diagnosis (ED/ID)

• health impaired - attention deficit hyperactive disorders (ADHD)

• developmental delays and autism

Genesis Learning Centers also provides educational and therapeutic day treatment services to “youth at risk” in Montgomery and Rutherford Counties of Tennessee.  These students’ social and often academic function in school and community has been unsatisfactory.  As a result, students in our Montgomery County and Rutherford County Teen Learning Centers have come to the attention of the juvenile court system.   The intent of these two centers is to prevent our students from ever entering state’s custody and to strengthen their ties and relationships with family, school, and community.


Finally, the Genesis Homebound Educational Services provide in-home academic support for students who are unable to attend their home school for short intervals of time due to illness, pregnancy, or other special circumstances.  These services are offered through the Metro-Nashville and Rutherford County School Systems.

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