the power of education
Coral Academy of Science is a tuition-free, public charter school serving grades K-12. Coral is focused on providing a safe learning environment, supported by a diverse community, and a student body that is dedicated to a rigorous, S.T.E.A.M-oriented college preparatory curriculum.
Coral Academy of Science is a tuition-free K-12 public school of choice located in Reno, Nevada with an emphasis on “S.T.E.A.M.” education. With Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math at the core of Coral Academy’s curriculum, a caring staff, and highly-qualified teachers, we uniquely prepare students to succeed in college and secure high-earning, competitive, and rewarding careers after college.
Accreditations & Awards
This is Coral Academy
Educating at all levels
Coral Academy of Science Elementary Schools serve approximately 900 scholars in grades K-5. As a college preparatory school, we offer challenging and engaging curricula to our students, taught by highly-qualified teachers. All students also enjoy weekly enrichment classes in Physical Education, World Cultures, Art, Computer Science, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). An extension of the school day is offered to every scholar with free after-school tutoring and clubs. On-site before and after school child care is also available for all enrolled students.
CASR middle school students take core classes in math, social studies, English language arts, and science, including World History, U.S. History, Nevada History, Literature, Writing, Grammar, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and grade-level mathematics including Pre-Algebra and Algebra.
The PLTW program at Coral Academy of Science is a four-year, honors level, interdisciplinary program in science, math, and engineering. Students will experience hands-on, project-based activities that promote the development of critical thinking skills. Students will use the design process to create their own inventions or innovations to solve real-world problems.
Students across five schools
Max students in each class
Campuses over the Reno Area
Tuition sponsored by WCSD
Research has shown that small class size leads to better performance. When there are fewer students, teachers are better able to give one-on-one attention. Students who learn in smaller sized classes are also more likely to attend college. Additionally, smaller classes have been proven to aid in teacher retention. That is why we pride ourselves on maintaining 25 or fewer students per class.
High Quality Teachers
Teacher quality is one of, if not the, most important factor that affects student achievement. By ensuring that we hire and retain the highest quality teachers, we are setting our students up for a lifetime of academic success. We consistently provide Professional Development to our staff to ensure that they remain at the top of their field.
Student Body Diversity
We are in a time of unprecedented globalism, and our student body definitely represents that fact. We are proud to have students who have come from all over the world and from many different cultures. We currently serve over 1700 students, some of whom travel just a few hundred yards, and some travel over 50 miles to attend our four campuses. Many of our students qualify as Free and Reduced Lunch and many come from affluent neighborhoods in the area. We believe that having such a diverse student body can help prepare our students to be global citizens.
As important as developing the academic aspect of education, we believe that Student Athletics is a vital part of bringing out the best in our students. Students learn self-discipline, how to work as part of a team, and leadership skills that will serve them well the rest of their lives. We are a NIAA-sanctioned athletics program competing in the Northern 2A for the last 6 years. With over 87% student involvement in at least one of our 9 sports, Coral Academy High School is home to dozens of all-league and all-state athletes as well as top-performing programs.
Coral Academy offers a college-preparatory, rigorous curriculum aimed to prepare every student for whichever path they choose. We do this through a S.T.E.A².M. approach—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Athletics, and Mathematics. This framework teaches students to think critically and problem solve, while at the same time developing soft skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking, professional writing, teamwork, digital literacy, leadership, professional attitude, work ethic, career management and intercultural fluency, which will put them ahead of their peers who focus on traditional learning methods.
Coral Academy of Science offers free tutoring at each campus. Tutoring is not only for those students who are currently struggling, but it benefits students of all levels. Tutoring has been proven to develop stronger time management and study skills that can be applied in and out of the classroom setting. Tutoring also boosts self- confidence and self-esteem and helps to build a growth mindset.
School clubs are not just a great way to have some fun after school. In fact, it has been shown that participating in our free after-school clubs allows students to build social and emotional skills as they interact with others who share similar interests. They also help boost confidence and increase creativity. Coral Academy recognizes and embraces this, offering free after-school clubs at each campus.
North Elementary School
Coral Academy of Science North Elementary School houses over 400 scholars in grades K-4. As a college preparatory school, we offer challenging and engaging curriculums to our students, taught by highly qualified teachers. All students also enjoy weekly enrichment classes of Physical Education, Music, Art Engineering, Computer Science, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). An extension of the school day is offered to every scholar with free after-school tutoring and clubs.
South Elementary School
Coral Academy of Science South Elementary School serves approximately 500 scholars in grades K-5. As a college preparatory school, we offer challenging and engaging curricula to our students, taught by highly-qualified teachers. All students also enjoy weekly enrichment classes in Physical Education, World Cultures, Art, Computer Science, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). An extension of the school day is offered to every scholar with free after-school tutoring and clubs.
Coral Academy of Science Middle School proudly serves students in 5th-8th grade. We believe in an engaging, rigorous curriculum that is focused on STEAM education. We are able to build strong relationships with our students and parents by limiting our class sizes to 25 or fewer students. We are committed to a diverse learning environment where everyone feels safe.
Rated #1 high school in Northern Nevada by U.S. News & World Report and #1 public school in Nevada by the Washington Post in 2017, and the #1 high school in Washoe County in 2022. Coral Academy of Science High School offers a specialized college-preparatory curriculum supported by exceptional S.T.E.A.M. oriented classes such as robotics, digital game development, and a robust college credit program allowing students to take up to 42 credits of college courses.