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Nevada Connections Academy

Charter | K-12 | 1715 students

Our school is best known for our rigorous curriculum and flexible schedule.

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted September 28, 2014

This school has changed our family's lives the curriculum is individualized and it not only challenges my son but it has given him a sense of so much pride. I love the teachers they are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

My daughter graduated from NCA, she loved it because it allowed her to work at her own pace, the teachers were very involved and were available constantly through phone, email and live lessons. I felt the teachers gave the students plenty opportunities to succeed with assignments as students could go in and redo certain assignments for better grade if the student chose to do so. Opportunities were better for us than at a brick and mortar school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

Nevada Connections Academy is an online free public school that is an excellent alternative to traditional school. The curriculum is superior and I like that the student can work at their own pace, no rushing. As a parent I have more involvement in my child's education. The support from the teachers to the technical support is excellent. Someone is always there to help when needed. There is numerous opportunity for the children to meet at lunch bunch or field trips. My child has excelled and learned so much since starting at NCA. Students also have numerous electives and clubs and activities to join that are not available in a traditional school. Superior learning in a safe and healthy environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

I was happy to see that the history would teach my son about presidents before popes (unlike K-12). But, after seeing the lackluster material, poor customer support, and onslaught of issues with the shoddy software. I think I would rather my kid learn about popes again... At least he was learning. I see this school possibly damaging more kids than it will help, this is sad considering how poor NV schools rank. We parents are given the choice of bottom of the barrel or being rolled over by that barrel. I am starting to think I must leave this state just so my kid can receive a basic education (not even a good one)...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

NCA is a free school that my daughter attends online at home. NCA sent us a free computer, a headset with microphone, books, art kit, science kit and math kit. She has been in NCA for 4 yrs and loves it! She likes that she can go at her own pace, move ahead quickly in some subjects and take more time in others. She loves to participate in the live lessons that are Powerpoint presentations where she is able to chat with other students in a chatbox, use the microphone to answer questions and break out into separate work sessions with other students. We love that the schedule is flexible and there is enough work to do to keep her busy and challenged, and yet some of it is optional. Keeping track of attendance is super easy. Her curriculum calendar is all set up for her in a daily To Do List. Homeschool has helped her tremendously, as she is easily distracted and needs my attention to keep on task. I include Bible study as part of her school day. I'm able to see her progress daily and celebrate with her a test well done. Social interaction was a concern at first, but she has had violin class, PE in the park, ice skating, school field trips, church youth group and Girl Scouts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

It really is the most rewarding and freeing experience. You get sent top notch curriculum, a computer and all the supplies you will need. It is a state funded public school that operates virtually so there is no cost to us, therefore still getting what my tax dollars pay for! I get to be with my children everyday and guide them through their lessons. We get to set our schedule how it works for us and can even work on weekends if we want to. Your teachers are always available by email and phone for help and they give great feedback on the assignments that they grade. We get together with other students at the school for field trips, my children's favorite is the monthly ice skating! Because you work at your children's pace you can take your time to master every subject and move ahead fast, we always get our work done early second semester, instead of taking off all those random holidays like President's day etc... we do extra work and then by the end of the school year I get to give my kids an extra week of summer! You will work hard as a learning coach, but it is really worth it. I cannot express how awesome this school has been for our family and I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

I absolutly love this school!! I have two of my three children attending so far just waiting for my third to be accepted in the lottery for this year as well. I love the curriculum its more challinging for my children then what they where geing in school. I also love the fact that they are in a safe enviroment and not getting bullied from anyone. The reason I looked into this school in the firs place is because my 4th grader was getting severly bullied by her teacher of all the people now you have to worry about teachers being mean. But I am absolutly happy with are choice as a family to do online home schooling it is working out wonderful for all of us. It was different in the begging but with all the wonderful suport from the teachers and the school itself we learned how to do everything very easily and fast. I will be telling everyone i know about this school and hope it can changes their lives like it did ours! Thank you so much Connections Academy!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

I love Connections Academy because I have a crazy schedule and my son and I can work around it. He is enjoying the challenge of teaching mom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

do not let your dog go to this school!!!! If your child is not treated good here, your dog REALLY would be mistreated!!!!!


Posted January 2, 2012

This is a great alternative for your child. There definitly is a learning curve when you start, but the teachers are helpful and available. Be prepared to be an active part of your child's learning experience but the rewards are excellent. My daughter is in 8th grade and loves it, she is planning on continuing through highschool and is learning more than she ever would have in a traditional school. She has more choices in what she can learn and is working above her grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

Excellent curriculum, great teachers, safe//secure and well organized. Educational and fun field trips - social opportunities abound throughout the state. Quick response from teachers for needed help or questions too... This was an answer to our prayers for our ADHD 2nd grader and our gifted 5th grader (who was allowed to slip from high honor roll in the brick & mortar school. This is our 1st year enrolled in Connections Academy and we LOVE this school and will continue with it throughout our boys' school careers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

My daughter has attended Connections academy for two years and will continue in the fall. We love the flexibilty and the quality of the curriculum. My daughter is able to work at her own pace, which is about one year ahead of her grade level. She stays challenged, focused, and interested in learning. The teachers keep lines of communication open and are very good at responding to requests for help. My daughter happens to be gifted, but I have met other families from connections academy who have typical students or children with learning disabilities who feel the same. It is a much more individualized education and I'm very thankful for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

Excellent curriculum from a highly accredited school throughout all cities in Nevada. If you want more involvement from teachers and school activities that are both educational and fun then send your children here. I have all 3 of my children attending NCA. They are progressing very well with stellar grades and high positive social growth. They are able to achieve there goals in other areas like, music and sports with a very flexible schedule. Also scheduling family and social events within the educational itinerary is very easy. Go to www.connectionsacademy.com and register for a free webinair where you can learn about the school from other parents and get answers to some concerns you may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Challenging curriculum, personalized learning plan, customize your schedule, teachers respond quickly to any question, variety of clubs and activities, cater to different styles of learning, regular field trips and social opportunities. You don't have to be tied to a computer all day, they offer videos, textbooks (online & hardcover), workbooks, writing assignments. A great opportunity to be involved in your child's education. They can learn at their pace, advance ahead in one subject while taking their time in another. Perfect for those parents like me who always wanted to homeschool, but never thought they could.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Awesome curriculum, qualified teachers, safety/security and organization. Social opportunities abound throughout the state. Ideal school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

It is harder then a regular school thats why i love it in connections academy you have to do the the work every day in regular school you can miss al the days you want and still pass the class thats how easy a regular school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

They never wrote me unless it was to tell me i was behind the text books are out of date and the school just sucks
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2010

We love this virtual school !! My son completed 7th grade at Connections Academy and is currently excelling in the 8th grade there. He has really struggled in the past in public (and private) school. I was very intimidated by the prospect of online or home school, wondering if I would be intellectually up to the challengeof overseeing his studies. C.A. proved to be the perfect solution for us. Took awhile at first to get the hang of it, but the staff & teachers are incredibly patient, understanding & helpful. Trust me.. I'm NOT the sharpest knife in the drawer, if you know what I mean; but with the assistance of these great people, even * I * have become quite proficient at the whole thing. It allows so much more flexibility as far as scheduling, vacations, as well as customizing the learning plan to fit our needs. Highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

This will be our 2nd year with Nevada Connections Academy, but the first with schooling all three of our children at home. The curriculum is top notch and challenging, yet fun and exciting. We were not happy with the way the local school district is handled and the lack of education our children were getting in the traditional public school. I am very happy with being more involved with my girls' day to day education and being able to pinpoint where they are having problems and handling them right away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

This school is a perfect fit for my son. He was categorized at an early age with learning disabilities including dyslexia and was never able to keep up in a traditional school setting. Since joining NCA in May of last year, he has improved his C- average to an A- average. For the first time, he is enjoying school because we are completing assignments in a 6 hour school day instead of 6 hours at school and another 4 or 5 of homework brought home. This requires full parent involvement - as it has many homeschooling aspects, but has been a miracle for our family. The teachers, curriculum, immediate grading, and accountibility are FAR more advanced and organized than what I experienced in Washoe County. I recommend this alternative to each and every parent I meet.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 44% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian58%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch52%
Full price58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch62%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch64%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White/Caucasian81%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian54%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch36%
Full price64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch68%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian46%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch31%
Full price55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian73%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch55%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian50%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch46%
Full price48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students70%
Female80%
Male59%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch70%
Full price70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students25%
Female32%
Male20%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian26%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch18%
Full price29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant25%

Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male50%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian60%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch51%
Full price61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian64%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch56%
Full price66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female76%
Male89%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian87%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch81%
Full price83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian94%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch91%
Full price89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students84%
Female74%
Male94%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian90%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 37%
Hispanic 17% 40%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Black 7% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A54%
Male 50%N/A51%
Female 50%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jennifer Dukek
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (775) 852-0109

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
School facilities
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
School leaders can update this information here.

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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555 Double Eagle Ct.
Suite 2000
Reno, NV 89521
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Phone: (775) 826-4200

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