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195 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV 89501

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(775) 737-4084
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November 05, 2015
My daughter began attending HAL in 5th grade after K-4 in an academically rigorous private school. We saw an immediate improvement in her attitude at home, and she has since been excited to learn and go to school. HAL strongly encourages collaboration and group projects throughout a student's day, as well as self-advocacy. Scholars are given the freedom to learn at their own pace but are challenged to grow and work hard. It's a hard balance but we feel that HAL does a great job of this. They have a strong sense of community and open-communication. All of our needs and concerns have been addressed and not once have I felt that my daughter is "lost in the crowd." We are very grateful for this great school.

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January 07, 2015
Our daughter attended the public school two blocks from our home for first and second grades, however, we felt that it was not teaching at the level that we wished for our daughter. Fortunately, we checked out the Honors Academy of Literature (HAL) and we are pleased that we did. HAL places each child at the level of his or her readiness, and they have stellar ELECTIVES that are interesting, engaging, and academically challenging. HAL also has a high level of communication and engagement with parents. We are very pleased with the education and personal attention children at HAL receive, and are certain that they are doing their best to help children prepare for college and beyond. Our family loves HAL!

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November 22, 2014
In the public school my daughter was worrying about which shoes to wear by the time she was in fourth grade. She was always trying to dress in a way that allowed her to blend in. When I took her shoe shopping recently she tried on every shoe that caught her eye. She explained, "At Honors the kids don't judge each other." She tells wonderful stories friendship and laughter. This school is everything I hoped it would be and more.

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November 17, 2014
I have a special needs daughter who is valued and loved at this school. She is encouraged to excel in academics while strongly supported in her behavior. The strengths-based approach to children at The Honors Academy of Literature allows for my daughter and other unique students to thrive.

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November 14, 2014
I am so lucky to get to work here each day with such strong professionals, caring parents, and excited students!

- submitted by a teacher

November 11, 2014
We love the Honors Academy of Literature! My son is above grade-level in math and at grade-level in reading. The way the school groups based on need rather than grade-level, my son is able to be challenged in math while still getting the reading instruction he needs. The staff is so warm and caring, and every member knows my son's name. We love the small class size, and small school feel.

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November 11, 2014
Working at the Honors Academy of Literature has been like no other experience I have had in schools before. We work as a team, and always have to best it's of the scholars in mind. Because we are a small school, we get to know each of the scholars and families very well, and are able to meet their specific needs. The teachers are also treated as professionals, and are able to guide instruction to meet the needs of our scholars. The Honors Academy of Literature is warm and inviting, and a great place to be everyday.

- submitted by a teacher

November 11, 2014
I love going to work everyday. All the staff has the interest of the child and their families. I like the feeling that I am helping people.

- submitted by a teacher

November 11, 2014
As a member of the governing board of The Honors Academy of Literature, I highly recommend parents look into what this school offers. I believe the individualized education offered each scholar truly is the way to build a lifelong love of learning and prepare for real life and workplace successes. If I didnt I wouldn't volunteer hundreds of hours to help The Academy thrive.

- submitted by a community member

November 11, 2014
Our family loves the Honors Academy! The developmental teaching style in both literacy and math allows my son to be challenged exactly where he needs to be challenged! The middle school has small class sizes and each teacher knows my son personally! He is greeted personally by all staff members every day! The elective classes are interesting and teachers provide support so all students are successful scholars! My son feels welcomed and supported at this school!

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November 07, 2014
I have 4 children attending the school ranging in age from 7 to 13. They have been thriving! I had children who hated to read before they attending this fantastic literature based school, and now they've become book worms and put books on their Christmas/birthday wish lists! Their reading proficiency has increased, which has led to an increase of competency in other academic areas as well. With the smaller class sizes, more individualized attention, creative lesson plans, this school has been a Godsend to my kiddos. The downside is driving downtown from South Reno everyday, but the quantifiable benefit to my children outweighs any inconvenience in the drive. The teachers are amazing, the office staff is wonderful. I believe the more one puts in to something, the more they get out of it. As with any organization that deals with children, parental involvement is key - after all, it's your kiddo. When you partner in earnest with this school (teachers, administration, etc), you and your child will benefit enormously!

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2014
This school was great when it came to math but when it comes to the sciences it is lacking greatly. I went to middle school at HAL, while they did teach a bare minimum in science it was not enough because now I am in high school and am very under prepared

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Honors Academy of Literature
195 N. Arlington Ave, Reno, NV  89501
(775) 737-4084
Last modified Honors Academy of Literature is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Honors Academy of Literature Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top