Academic Opportunities

  • Advanced Placement

    Advanced Placement

    The AP Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools to accelerate learning by exposing students to college-level material through involvement in an Advanced Placement course at their high school

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  • Gifted and Talented

    Gifted and Talented

    The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Standards of Excellence delineates both requisite and exemplary standards for gifted education programming which serve as benchmarks for measuring program effectiveness.

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  • High School Signature Academy

    High School Signature Academy

    Washoe County School District's Signature Academies are an innovative approach to ensuring college and career readiness for all students. This initiative creates career- and industry-based programs at each comprehensive high school over the next four years. The Signature Academies will focus on specific programs, topics and distinguishing themes to prepare all students for the workforce of tomorrow.

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  • International Baccalaureate

    International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate Program is a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for a quality university education. The primary objective of the IB Program is to provide students with a balanced, integrated curriculum in all academic areas.

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  • The Davidson Academy

    The Davidson Academy

    Opened in 2006 and located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, The Davidson Academy is the first public school of its kind for profoundly gifted middle and high school students.

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Educational Options

  • Adult Education

    Adult Education

    Rise Academy for Adult Achievement is a school that offers classes for students 17 years of age or older. Completion of classes may lead to a G.E.D. or Adult High School Diploma.

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  • North Star Online School

    North Star Online School

    North Star Online School is a tuition-free full-time virtual public school providing students in grades K-12 with the flexibility to learn how they need, with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards, taught by local, highly-skilled teachers. Our curriculum is fully accredited, even by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and correlates to the curriculum taught in Washoe County School District's traditional schools.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.