South ES: (775) 357-9122

North ES: (775) 322-0274

MS: (775) 323-2332

HS: (775) 829-4601

South Elementary School

About us

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. Community partnerships, family engagement, and academic competitions are implemented regularly at Coral Academy.  As a free school of choice, the partnership between parents, teachers, and administration provides a unique collaboration to foster every child’s needs while enriching the whole student. On-site before and after-school child care is also available for all enrolled students. Childcare providers are not sponsored by the Coral Academy of Science, so they require a monetary commitment. We are excited to offer a unique and rigorous education to your child. Contact us for a tour to see how our approach to education can change your child’s educational career!

Contact numbers

Tel: (775) 357 9122
Fax:(775) 439 5113

Address

6155 Neil Rd, NV 89511
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Clubs

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. 

Our clubs vary from year to year based on student interest. Below you will find some examples of potential clubs offered at our location.

  • The Historians; History Club
  • Mindfulness Club
  • Pre-Math Counts
  • Music Club
  • Puzzle Club
  • Botanical Art Club
  • Board Game/Strategy Club
  • Yoga Club

Administrators

Ahmet Ciftci, Principal

Mr. Ciftci began his career in education as a secondary and high school teacher in 2008 in Iraq in a British school; Stirling Educational Company. Meanwhile, Oxford and Cambridge trainees trained him and his colleagues in effective teaching in K-12 schools(ICET), Teaching Methods, language teaching to multi-language students, etc., by Oxford and Cambridge trainees. Their students got awards and succeeded in the national Olympiad and international Olympiad. Some joined the intel international Olympiad and won silver and bronze medals. Some students won scholarships in the USA and European countries. He served in the same schools as a vice principal from 2013-2016, and from 2016 to 2021 as a principal in a private school and Rise International school. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English language and art and a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Houston, Texas. While working as an admin, he joined national and international certificate programs like Tesol, UK School Leadership in Online Learning at K-12 Schools, etc.


Angela Elder, Dean of Students

Mrs. Elder began her career in education as a high school Technical Theatre teacher in 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mrs. Elder then transitioned to teaching K-8 Computer Science in 2016. She soon became the Technology Director and trained teachers on various teaching techniques including rotation stations, blended learning, and vertical alignment. Mrs. Elder continued to teach K-8 Computer Science and began teaching middle school Science. Mrs. Elder started teaching at Coral Academy ES-N in 2021 as the 3rd Grade Honors teacher as well as the Grade-Level Chair. Mrs. Elder is now the Dean of Students at ES-S. Mrs. Elder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2012, and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration on Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2020.


Suni Slaten, Head Registrar & Admin Assistant

Mrs. Slaten began her Coral Academy of Science career as a parent volunteer and substitute teacher. Having her own students attend allowed her to dedicate her time not only to own children’s classrooms but to volunteer throughout the campus. In 2013 she made the transition to full-time employment as Registrar for the elementary location. Mrs. Slaten loves her current position here at Coral Academy of Science. It not only allows her to get to know our Coral Academy parents but most importantly to make a connection with our exceptional Coral Academy students.