Coral Academy Secondary is exellent school for my son. I am very happy and appreciate the time the teachers spend with my son to teach him. Submitted by a parent
Coral Academy Secondary and Elementary are wonderful schools for my children. The instructors are dedicated, hardworking and creative in their approach while being stern but fair. The expectations are high, but my children do a much better job and try harder when more is expected of them. I am very happy with both campuses and appreciate the parent involvement and investment the instructors make in making Coral a very good alternative to our also good, but not as challenging, zoned school.
Coral Academy High School improved a lot in past couple years. My both children are at Coral for more than 4 years. Last year we were planning to move to IB, but we decided to stay at Coral. We believe that it will be more beneficial for our children to stay at Coral for several reasons: The quality of courses offered, elective opportunities, college prep curriculum, safe and small environment, etc. I still cannot believe that Coral is offering 14 AP courses for next year.
Outstanding school. This is our first year, and we could not be more pleased. Not only does our daughter have a great teacher and does the school have an amazing pot and outreach, but the curriculum and education is challenging and varied. We love how there is a separate PE teacher that each child sees two times weekly, a separate computer teacher/class the children attend once a week, and a music class with a music teacher. The breadth and perspective offered at Coral is unsurpassed in the Reno area in present times. I am thankful my daughter, and later my son, will receive the same benefits as I did, attending a small school with a wide variety of learning activities, incentives, field trips, and subject matter. It is well worth the $320 per year and the 12 mile commute for us!
Great school overall, probably the best in the region! I have two children at the school and I am happy with the challenge and individual attention they receive.
Coral Academy of Science is great school for both Elementary and Secondary (Middle & High). Best in Reno/Tahoe area. Challenging academic programs.
Well, in the standards of Nevada, this school , Coral, gives more than any other school can offer in the middle and elementary school. The Elementary was high achieving last year. Middle school has strong programs like Lego Robotics, Future City Competition, Science Olympiad and Math Counts where students are challenged. The smaller class size adds one more plus for Coral as well. At High School level, school is offering AP(Advanced Placement) Classes for students to take college credits while in High School. Strong music and art program also gets a lot of attraction. As a teacher, I highly suggest this school for your child. It is worth trying.
Great School with many offerrings and programs. Small classroom sizes.
I went to Coral Academy for 3 years, and i learned a lot! However, the higher grade i got into, the less safe i felt and the teachers got more, not willing to give you a break. It is a very small school and the gym is still under construction. There are about 24 students per class and the classes are pretty small as well. But, it was the best education I have had in a few years. I'm going to Clayton this year, and the school makes me want to go back to Coral!!! Anyway, the students are friendly and the teachers well, you can deal with.
Coral Academy is an excellently run school. The administration and teachers have made the climate one of growth as a citizen of the world and stress academic excellence on every level. They have the most outstanding faculty, receive less monies and it is a shame public schools cannot do the same.
Coral Academy is a fantastic school! It is well worth the $400 a year! While the school does receive the same funding as public schools it does offer more than a public. My daughter is learning how to play the violin, something not offered at public elementary schools. Her teachers is outstanding! I couldn't be more pleased. This school offers far more than regular public school education and it is worth far more than the $400 a year. What parents should also keep in mind is while the do receive taxpayer money like public schools, they have to pay for their own buildings unlike public schools. The district does not house them, they house themselves and that cost money. They provide an above average education, there is not putting a price tag on that. The education received at Coral is worth far more than $400 a year.
08/09 was our child's first year at Coral in 4th grade, we have been very pleased. We had a concern, we took it to the administration and we saw immediate action regarding our concerns. I find it interesting that the main complaint is that the school doesn't put up with behavior issues. That was one of the main reasons we moved our child to Coral. We were fed up with all the accomodations that the public schools have to make. Coral does not have to make them and they don't. They can spend their time, energy and money on actually education the children. The PTC is very active but the 'Parent Coordinator' is rather skatter brained and really needs to work on communicating clear and accurate information as well as presenting tasks in an organized fashion. This is the only reason I did not rate a 5 out of 5.
The elementary school opened in 2008-2009 with absolute inconsistencies in their administration, policies and communication. The school has some excellent teachers but they are governed by a team of administrators that seem to be inexperienced in running a school. While they are likely well educated they do not have the skills to work with children who present extra needs, nurture or make children feel welcomed in the school. The policies are changed mid-stream, children intimidated by hovering staff and the teachers all have different curriculum and homework expectations. I do not feel as though the $400/yr payments were going towards the children's 'supplies' adequately. The school receives the same funding as public schools from the taxpayers; however, they have an arrogance about them that implies they forget that they are working to educate children and that they intend the run the school like a business. We will not be returning!
I have a son in elementary school. Small class sizes. Great teachers. This school offers superb education and extra curricular programs. I am returning my son next year.
The Elementary school is great. It's still developing but there is way more here than my son's last school: music class, computer class (w/ real typing instruction), quality math/sci/eng/history material and lots of clubs (e.g. snack-making, singing, creative writing, engineering, robotics, board games AND so on...). They're big on respect and civility and helping the kids be well-rounded.
Last year was our child's first year at Coral and she adjusted quickly. She couldn't wait to go back this year. The school is small, and older, but don't let the appearance fool you. They have really challenged our child and for the first time she had to really work to get her A's, which was almost a given before. She just started her second year and was so excited to go back. One thing we really appreciate is the dress code policy, which includes appropriate jewelry and no extreme make-up or hair styles. We heard horror stories from parents we know with kids the same age about some of the things the kids are wearing, and the piercings - even in middle school! I do, however, agree that it would be great for the school to have a better physical outlet, but hopefully the new gym will be a start.
Good curriculum but the high schoolers can be rough at times and innapropeate
When my child entered this school, it was with great expectation and enthusiam. The first two years were great as most of the instructors for that grade level were, at the time, wonderful. They challenged the children and made learning fun and progressed the children at their individual academic level. Mental challenges were there, but physical challenges were not. Lacking of physical outlet much need for pre-teen and teen aged children. Eventually even the academic challenges faded as my child moved up toward the high school level. Sadly lacking in strong high school level instruction, I quickly moved my child to another school. The luster and apeal of the school did not last and my child was glad to leave the quickly shrinking campus.
My son loves and is excelling at Coral. He's about to finish 5th grade. He was getting lost in the pubic school system with their bloated class sizes. We had to make a change. We were lucky enough to get him in this year and and couldn't be happier.
Coral Academy has been Great for our son. He enjoys the teaching and definitely prefers it there over the other Middle school options. He is being challenged intellectually which will assist him through High School and College. Some parents and kids may not like the stringent behavioral policy, but I think this is wonderful. It helps the kids and the teachers as well to concentrate on their studies without having the distractions of misbehaving students in the class. This school also has many positive reward programs to help keep the school clean, and to motivate students to achive. The only part the school lacks is in athletics. It would also be nice if they were to move to a larger facility that had a playgroud and grass area.
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