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School leader:  Colleen Harsin
Jot Travis Building 048 1164
Reno, NV 89503

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(775) 682-5800
(775) 682-5801
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Best known for
"Our school is best known for use of Personalized Learning Plans."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    None
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    Video and film production, Computer animation, Theory...
  • World languages
    Chinese - Mandarin, Spanish
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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree
Submitted by a student · November 19, 2015
Almost all of the teachers I've had over my 7.5 years at this school have been outstanding. They care, and they're really, really smart. Mediocre teachers are generally phased out after a year or two, because of end-of-year reviews, where students... more

Amount of homework: Agree
Submitted by a student · November 19, 2015
People complain about the homework load here too much, especially parents. What they don't realize is that their kid isn't getting too much homework, they just don't know how to manage their time properly. It's actually really frustrating when I... more

Develops character: Agree
Submitted by a student · November 19, 2015
There's a lot of competition to be the best. Everyone is ashamed of doing worse than their peers, so cheating can be an inherent part of the experience here. Despite this, the school does a good job of trying to keep this to a minimum. Cheating... more

Overall:
Submitted by a student · November 19, 2015
Not everything is perfect, but teachers and administration really care, that's what matters. Sometimes it can be annoying watching kids get coddled or treated with favoritism, but it's all out of love, and that's really rare.

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About this school

This is a unique public school per NRS 392A. The Academy runs on the same annual schedule as the University of Nevada, Reno, and is located on the university campus. Students are placed in courses by ability, rather than age or grade level. Dual-enrollment options are available in the context of Personalized Learning Plans. About half of the students have moved to Nevada to attend this school. Monthly newsletters that contain student and teacher highlights are available on the Academy website.

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Last modified: November 19, 2015
Last modified The Davidson Academy Of Nevada is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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