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

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


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  • 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: Very effective
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: Just right
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 grit: Agree
Submitted by a student · November 19, 2015
To a certain degree yes. This is definitely something that has to come from within. The school does a really good job of adapting to people's needs, but sometimes this can be abused. Extensions on due dates for assignments, for example, are... more

Develops respect: Neutral
Submitted by a student · November 19, 2015
This is a tough one. It really comes down to how you define respect. I think that a lot of students here are so set in their beliefs, and so resistant to any form of criticism that they can come off as downright disrespectful to other people's... more

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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
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Jot Travis Building 048 1164, Reno, NV  89503
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