Coral Academy of Science offers parents a choice when it comes to their
student’s K-12 education in Reno, Nevada. A tuition-free, public school of choice, Coral Academy of Science provides diversity, a rigorous
curriculum and college preparatory support. For the teachers and faculty
at Coral Academy of Science, education standards are just the
base—they go above and beyond the standards to assist in the long-term
success of their students.
Sponsored by the Washoe County School District, Coral Academy of
Science adheres to consistent standards of excellence, while also
allowing students to choose enrichment courses and participate in
NIAA league-sanctioned athletic opportunities. While strictly upholding
national and state educational standards, the three schools (Elementary,
Middle, and High) also focus on a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology,
Engineering, The Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum in every class.
This education alternative invites parents to be actively involved in their
students’ educations while also providing hands-on, creative outlets for
learning. With phenomenal college-acceptance rates, a respectful
community of peers, and teachers who are invested in the philosophy of
education, students excel and make great strides toward successful
Charter schools are public schools. Like district public schools, they are funded
according to enrollment (also called average daily attendance, or ADA), and
receive funding from the district and the state according to the number of
2. Can anyone go to Coral Academy?
Coral Academy of Science is non-sectarian, tuition-free, and open to any student
who wishes to attend. Because of limited capacity, students may be placed on a
waiting-list until space becomes available.
3. Does Coral Academy follow state standards?
Coral Academy's curriculum aligns with the Common Core Standards and the Nevada Academic Content Standards. Charter schools must follow all federal
laws that apply to any other public school.
4. What's the difference between a charter school and a private school?
Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. They operate with freedom from some of the regulations that are imposed upon district schools. Charter schools are accountable for academic results and for upholding the promises made in their charters.
5. Does Coral Academy offer sports?
Yes. In the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years, Coral Academy High School began offering NIAA league-sanctioned sports teams including: