Ms. Dora Collins
Hi, my name is Dora Collins, my family and I have just relocated to Reno to be near family. We moved here from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, home of the famous London Bridge and yes it really was 128 this summer! We found The Honors Academy of Literature much the same way you did, as a school of choice for our son who is a scholar here at the Academy. I have a total of four children an almost 21 year old daughter in her Jr. Year at Northern Arizona University straight A’s, she is studying to be a teacher as well. I have a 15 year old son who is a Jr. at McQueen High School, he is interested in anything with a ball, but moving to a larger school he had to pick a sport so he went with Soccer and made the JV team, he is also part of the ROTC and AP classes. My middle son is 14 and a freshman at McQueen High School while not as active as his brother he does seem to be doing well and is making friends. My 12 year old has joined me here at the Academy or rather I should say I joined him as my placement came after his. Finally husband Richard I am sure you will see about as he is an active parent volunteer is a retired Pastoral Deacon, who is happy to be out of the heat.
I tell you about how well my children are doing not to brag about my skills as a parent but to show you what difference a school of choice can make in the life and education of your child. Arizona has had Character schools for a little longer than Nevada. We moved our daughter to the charter school in 5th grade when the public school teacher admitted to being overwhelmed by demands the school put on her and was unable to meet her needs. She had fallen behind in all subjects and most of all in Math. When she entered she tested a year behind in skill level in math and below level in reading. At the end of the year she showed a two year growth in reading and one and half year growth in Math. Now she is straight A’s in college so it shows the learning sticks. Both my boys left the small K-12 charter with an almost identical approach as The Honor’s Academy of Literature and they are doing really well at the High School. So you really have made the best choice for you student by choosing a school of choice.